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Signiant Jet transfers larger files to multiple locations fast. Image courtesy seismic.com.

The team behind the Saas tool, Media Shuttle, Signiant’s unveiled a new tool named Jet that aims to speed up large file transfers to multiple locations.

Similar to the other Signiant products — which include Shuttle, Flight and Manager+Agents, Jet is based on a proprietary transport protocol. It’s a tool that “optimizes network performance for fast, reliable movement of larger files under all network conditions,” according to Signiant. In total, Jet is capable of reaching multi-Gbps transfer speeds, even when sending large files. Signiant says the software can handle any size file quickly, and it never imposes limits on the amount of data transferred or puts constraints on bandwidth use.

“Jet fills a growing need in the industry,” said Cory Bialowas, SVP Product Management at Signiant. “With Media Shuttle we have demonstrated that SaaS innovation can bring the power of Signiant technology to companies of all sizes. As customers face increasing pressure to eliminate FTP and unwieldy first-generation acceleration products, they have been clamouring for a Media Shuttle companion product to handle automated transfers. Jet extends our SaaS platform to address these use cases within the global media supply chain.”

Signiant Jet tool
Here’s a glimpse at what Signiant Jet looks like. Image courtesy Signiant.

How Jet works

Starting out, Jet establishes endpoints for the file. Endpoints are locations intended as a file transfer source or destination. Once a small piece of Signiant software is downloaded onto a local server, it connects to storage.

Next step is to establish routes. Any two endpoints are then enable to allow the exchange of files once a secure route is made between them. Each route needs to have a connector at both endpoints, so that is something extra that you need to buy.

Last, it creates jobs. What this means is Jet creates jobs so it can accomplish specific tasks over individual routes. This involves setting rules about which files to move and when to move them. Those rules include jobs like hot folders, scheduling transfers, and move, copy and delete.

Adapts to the netweork

The software uses a self-learning transport mechanism that adapts to network conditions to provide optimal throughput in every real-life situation. So when network condition changes, so does the throughput.

Cloud storage

Using Jet’s architecture, you get access to a cloud-native Saas solution. At the same time, Jet says you’ll be able to maintain “complete control over valuable media assets in your own storage.” Plus Jet works with on-premises file storage from any vendor.

Reliability

Jet uses a Checkpoint Restart feature that looks to be a real lifesaver if the transfer, for whatever reason, fails. Interrupted transfers automatically restart from the point of failure. So it’s like a save checkpoint in a game, just better because you start right where things died.

The software will alert you if anything happens and you can access real-time transfer activities from Jet’s visual web interface.

You can request Signiant Jet’s pricing at signiant.com.

Image courtesy seismic.com and Signiant.

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