Signiant, provider of enterprise file movement software for media and entertainment, announced this week that it has joined the NetApp Alliance Partner Program. Working with various content creators and distributors, Signiant is collaborating with NetApp to offer industry-specific solutions for the fast, secure movement of mission-critical media and metadata integrated with NetApp FAS Data ONTAP unified storage systems and the new E-Series high-bandwidth modular storage systems.
The NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-in-class partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage.
"Signiant and NetApp already share many high-profile accounts in broadcast, studio production, sports and media services. Formalizing the alliance enables us to bring even greater value to our mutual customers," said Tom Canavan, Signiant's Senior Vice President of Strategic Development. "By closely integrating our offerings, our companies will address growing market demand for high-performance solutions that streamline transfer, storage, access and archival processes related to high-value digital content."
Signiant provides a suite of software solutions for the accelerated, secure and automated exchange of media that feature enterprise controls and reporting. This includes Signiant Managers+Agents software for organizations that require advanced file movement automation and workflow support, and Signiant Media Exchange software for content creators and distributors who need to share large media files with other users and systems easily via a Web, desktop or mobile interface.
Media organizations have a business-critical need to move and store digital media as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, while applying enterprise-level security and maintaining complete control over the exchanges. By extending the Signiant file movement workflow to NetApp storage systems, our joint solution helps media companies meet these stringent requirements. NetApp's customers include several of broadcast and media organizations.