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Cloudfirst.io and Signiant team up to Offer Accelerated Next-Generation Cloud Migration Solutions

At NAB Show 2019, Cloudfirst.io, an innovator in next-generation digital archive transformation, and Signiant, a longtime leader in intelligent file transfer, announced a new partnership that integrates Cloudfirst.io’s Rapid Migrate legacy archive migration solution with Signiant’s patented acceleration technology and SaaS platform. The combined solution will make it easy for the world’s top media companies to accelerate and modernize their archives moving off of legacy technology to leverage modern multi-cloud environments.

Rapid Migrate is a high-performance SaaS-based orchestration tool which automates massive-scale migration off legacy archive and storage management platforms to next-generation solutions that include on-premises, cloud and hybrid storage. Rapid Migrate leverages real-world data insights gathered from existing legacy archive infrastructures to elastically scale and contract resource utilization based on production demands to minimize operational impact during migration. In addition, all legacy archive metadata is preserved through the migration process ensuring closed-loop integration with next-generation business systems, MAM solutions and media supply chain platforms.

With the new partnership, Cloudfirst.io offers a single integrated solution both technically and commercially. Customers can easily add Signiant’s acceleration to their Rapid Migrate workflows to speed migration time to the cloud. Signiant’s unique SaaS platform ensures best-of-breed migration acceleration as cloud-side resources auto-scale as needed. Because of this, end-users need not concern themselves with the complexities of cloud compute deployments as Signiant automatically provisions and deploys the required cloud instances to support Rapid Migrate’s migration bandwidth demands.

“Adding Signiant acceleration is important for our customers” said Brian Campanotti, founder and CEO of Cloudfirst.io. “With legacy archive migration workflows, moving massive data sets to a private or public cloud in a seamless and timely fashion is critical. Because of our direct integration of the Signiant acceleration engine and its unique SaaS model, complexities surround end-to-end data flow, cloud resource planning and management and billing are removed from our clients hands. Signiant simplifies these complex deployments for our clients allowing them to remain focused on their cloud transformation.”

“We’re excited to be working with Brian and the Cloudfirst.io team” said Signiant’s CEO, Margaret Craig. “They are well-known in the industry as pioneers in archiving solutions and bring unique capabilities in connecting legacy archiving systems to modern cloud services. Our combined solution will help customers modernize and accelerate important archiving workflows.”

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