Signiant Jet General Overview

Jet is a SaaS solution designed to serve as an engine for automated system-to-system file transport between geographically distributed locations. Although Jet is intended primarily to be used for regularly-occurring transfers, administrators can also use it for one-time transfers between storage locations.

Jet can transfer content within the same company or between companies using on-premises file storage from any vendor. Future releases will also support file movement to and from AWS and Azure cloud storage.

Deploying Jet

Deployment steps are performed through the Jet interface, which is accessible through any web browser. Before using Jet to transfer files between locations, you must install Signiant SDCX Server software on both source and destination endpoints.

For more information, see the Jet Deployment Guide.

Establishing Endpoints

At each location that serves as a file transfer source or destination, you must download and install Signiant SDCX Server software.

Once installed, SDCX Servers provide accelerated transport functionality and secure communication with the cloud for control and reporting purposes. Signiant SDCX Servers run on Linux and Windows.

Creating Routes

A route is a connection between two endpoints that allows the endpoints to exchange files. Each route requires the installation of two connector tokens, one at each end of the route. Each route can support an unlimited number of jobs.

Creating Jobs

After establishing endpoints, you can create a job that uses the route created between SDCX Servers. A job specifies rules regarding the files to transfer and when to transfer them.

Integrating Jet with Media Shuttle

Jet is designed to work with Media Shuttle by using Media Shuttle Storage Servers as Jet endpoints, allowing automated file movement between SDCX servers, or between a Media Shuttle server and a dedicated Jet endpoint.

For more information, see Combining Jet and Media Shuttle in Workflows.

Technical Overview

  • Jet is available for the following operating systems:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 7.0 (64-bit)
    • Windows 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
  • A server with Intel Xeon dual-core processor 2 GHz or better is recommended.
  • To use Jet, your firewall must allow connection to Signiant SDCX Servers on ports 80, 443, 49321, 50221, and 61001-61003.

For more information, see Jet's System Requirements.