“Designed for a cloud-centric, standards-focused world".
Signiant says it has three major platform advancements at the 2017 NAB show focused on accelerated transport to the cloud, universal access for the entire ecosystem, and storage choice.
Among these are what Signiant is presenting as a “revolutionary new transport architecture” that brings the company’s acceleration technology to standard HTTP(S) transfers.
“Designed for a cloud-centric, standards-focused world, the recently patented scale-out architecture is capable of delivering data to cloud object storage at multiple gigabits per second,” states the firm. “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 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 introducing functionality that enables authorized users access to 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.
As storage choices continue to proliferate, Signiant says it remains committed to the notion of storage independence. Signiant’s cloud offerings “set the standard for accelerated transport to public cloud services” such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, it says. 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 EMC, NetApp, and Quantum.
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