September 29, 2016 2:20 PM ET

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Company Overview of Signiant, Inc.

Company Overview

Signiant, Inc. develops cloud-based file movement software solutions that moves large files over public and private networks for content creators and distributors. Its on-premises software and SaaS solutions facilitate the movement of peta-bytes of media data between users, applications, and systems. The company offers Media Shuttle, a hybrid SaaS solution that allows media professionals to transfer files of various sizes; SkyDrop, a SaaS solution that accelerates the movement of large files and data sets into and out of cloud storage; and Manager+Agents, an enterprise software solution for automated delivery of large files across geographically dispersed locations. It serves broadcasters, s...

91 Hartwell Avenue

Lexington, MA 02421

United States

Founded in 2000





Key Executives for Signiant, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President of Global Field Operations
Age: 53
Senior Vice President of Strategic Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Signiant, Inc. Key Developments

Signiant, Inc. Innovations Enable Smooth Transitions to Next-Generation Technology

Signiant Inc. will be demonstrating product enhancements across its accelerated file transfer portfolio, all designed to support Media & Entertainment companies’ imperative to leverage new technologies and respond to a rapidly changing business environment. Guiding Principles: The company accelerated file transfer solutions make it possible for any organization to send, share, and automate the movement of large media files over IP networks " between people, systems and the cloud. Storage independence: With massive amounts of data and many different classes of assets, media enterprises demand storage choice and flexibility. Signiant is committed to accommodating a range of on-premises and cloud storage formats, with support for multiple public cloud platforms. SaaS solutions and cloud-native design: The pioneer in SaaS delivery and cloud-native design for accelerated file transfer, Signiant now has hundreds of thousands of users and renewal rates on its patented SaaS platform. This runaway success is clear evidence that customers are embracing the cost effectiveness, elasticity, and rapid innovation made possible by the cloud. Ease of use: Engineers and IT people aren’t the only ones who interact with Signiant products. The company makes a considerable investment in user experience design for multiple stakeholders, with a special focus on the unique sensibilities of creative media professionals who move files as part of their daily work. Roadmap to the future: With complex workflows and 24/7 deliverables, media organizations can’t make overnight technology transitions. They need future-proof choices that will help them establish a foothold in next-generation technologies, while supporting evolutionary implementation plans and hybrid environments.

Signiant Announces Availability of Pre-Built Workflow

Signiant announced the availability of a pre-built workflow that provides tight integration with the Microsoft Azure Media Services (AMS) platform. The automated workflow uses Signiant acceleration technology to transport content files quickly and securely from on-premises storage into Microsoft Azure, where AMS retrieves and processes the assets. The finished content is then returned to an on-premises location via Signiant. The combined solution provides media companies with a seamless means of accessing Microsoft’s cloud transcoding capabilities from on-premises infrastructure, allowing them to easily take advantage of the elastic nature of such services. The transcoding workflow is controlled by the automation engine incorporated in Signiant’s Manager+Agents (M+A) solution. M+A functionality has been extended to the cloud via integration with the company’s Flight offering – a fully-managed, auto-scaling SaaS solution that provides fast, reliable, secure movement of content to and from Azure blob storage. The high-speed transport backbone of most major media enterprises is already powered by M+A, so existing workflows can be extended to a public cloud platform such as Azure simply by adding Flight.

Signiant Announces New Cloud Deployment Option for Media Shuttle

Signiant announced a new cloud deployment option for Media ShuttleTM. Media Shuttle allows end users to easily send and share large files while providing the customer’s IT organization with control over where the data is stored. It is typically deployed in a patented hybrid SaaS configuration, in which transfers are orchestrated by Signiant’s control layer SaaS and the data flows via an on-premises file transfer server and storage. On-premises infrastructure is no longer required with the new cloud deployment option. With the Signiant SaaS continuing to provide control functions, the data layer is also moved to the cloud, where file transfer servers are hosted by Signiant and connected to the customer’s cloud object storage tenancy. Signiant’s cloud file transfer server deployment is a multi-tenant, auto-scaling SaaS implementation that frees the customer from the need to deploy cloud servers and software. The company was recently granted an additional patent on this aspect of its innovative cloud platform, which is available for Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure object storage. The new cloud deployment option continues Signiant’s commitment to storage independence, allowing Media Shuttle customers to utilize on-premises storage for some asset classes and cloud storage for others. Both cloud storage and on-premises portals can be established within a single Shuttle deployment. By eliminating the need to procure and deploy on-premises hardware and minimizing network configuration complexity, cloud storage Shuttle portals can be up and running very quickly – and infrastructure costs are consumption-based. This makes them ideal for fast-turnaround projects and situations where spiky demand means that the elasticity of the cloud can provide material cost benefits.

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