NAB 2017: Signiant Intros New File Transfer Architecture
Signiant (SL8711) will unveil what the company calls a revolutionary new transport architecture at NAB that brings the company’s trusted acceleration technology to standard HTTP(S) transfers. Designed for a cloud-centric, standards-focused world, the recently patented scale-out architecture delivers multi-gbps throughput to cloud storage, over any distance. This standards-based approach allows customers to easily accelerate transfers via familiar interfaces such as web browsers or CLIs and SDKs from cloud vendors. A further benefit is the ability to seamlessly optimize delivery of either file-based content or live video feeds over the same link, ensuring speed, reliability and security for all media transfers – as well as compatibility with emerging IP production environments.
For the broadest possible access to content, Signiant is also introducing functionality that enables authorized users to access their files from anywhere, on any device, without any special software on the user’s computer. While most users engage with Signiant systems via an installed application or browser plug-in to take advantage of accelerated transport, there are some situations where this is impractical. By accommodating users who want to use a mobile device or are unable to install software, Signiant enables adoption across the entire media ecosystem. System administrators can maintain full control and visibility of every transfer, while all end users enjoy a simple, uniform experience.
As storage choices continue to proliferate, Signiant remains committed to the notion of storage independence. Media enterprises have long relied on the company’s software to access assets stored in traditional on-premises file systems, and its cloud-native offerings set the standard for accelerated transport to public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. With local (on-premises) object storage gaining traction due to its scalability and compatibility with cloud architectures, Signiant now offers support for S3-compatibile object storage offerings from vendors such as Dell EMC, NetApp, and Quantum.