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the distance with FTP’s back and forth
process of moving large files, and the
delay adds up quickly.
With such poor UX, files aren’t
the only things getting stuck
FTP is often thought of as a complete
file transfer solution. But FTP is merely the
protocol (a set of rules for communication
between computers) around which
pieced-together solutions are built.
FTP alone lacks many basic business
needs — like security, notifications,
checkpoint restart, storage allocation and
management dashboards — requiring
ad hoc software written by developers or
purchased software add-ons. The result is
usually a clumsy solution that is difficult
to scale and update, and is beyond the
help of even the best user experience (UX)
designer. This impacts more than just
the people doing file transfers. End users,
Depending on the setup, FTP users and
managers run into all types of frustrations.
Those most familiar with using FTP point
to the “babysitting” (or “nannying” if
you’re in the U.K.) needed to ensure files
are delivered and received. FTP stalls
and fails without notifying you, it will not
automatically restart where it left off if
interrupted, and it doesn’t notify recipients
when new files are ready to download.
Media ops and IT managers, on the
other hand, know the tediousness of
trying to manage storage and bandwidth
allocation, keeping an eye on security,
onboarding new users and keeping track
of all the unsanctioned (and unsecure)
“free” file transfer alternatives that
employees take to using out of frustration
with FTP. All of this adds up to stalled and
stuck users, managers and businesses.
Media Shuttle: The file transfer
solution for the Zettabyte Era
From big broadcast companies to small
post houses, the need to quickly and easily
send large files is only getting greater.
Companies currently using FTP have two
options — replace existing FTP systems
with a modern file transfer solution or
augment their FTP with a single solution
that provides increased speed, reliability,
ease of use and security. Signiant’s Media
Shuttle can do both.
With over 200,000 users in over 25,000
businesses moving petabytes of data
every month, Signiant’s Media Shuttle has
become the trusted solution across the
global Media & Entertainment industry.
A true cloud-native SaaS solution with
the scalability and rapid innovation that
is making SaaS a foundation for modern
businesses, Media Shuttle fits the needs
of companies large and small.
ABOUT SIGNIANT MEDIA SHUTTLE
Signiant Media Shuttle is the fastest, easiest, and most reliable way for users to send
and share large files. Used by hundreds of thousands of media professionals around
the world, this cloud-native SaaS solution employs Signiant’s patented acceleration
technology to dramatically speed up transfers over public and private IP networks.
Authorized users can log in to Media Shuttle’s branded portals from any Web browser,
gaining secure access to content via a super-simple user interface. Behind the scenes,
the system can be configured to work with either local storage or cloud storage. Sold
by subscription to businesses large and small, Media Shuttle is the de facto standard
for person-initiated transfer of large files.
For more information, please visit www.signiant.com/media-shuttle.