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SkyDrop hybrid SaaS solution S igniant, the market leader in intelligent file movement, recently announced a significant extension of the company’s cloud portfolio with the introduction of Signiant SkyDrop the first and only commercially available hybrid SaaS solution that acceler- ates the movement of big data and pro- fessional media files into and out of cloud storage. Unlike other acceleration offer- ings, Signiant SkyDrop is a genuine cloud- formed solution that leverages managed cloud infrastructure, in contrast to software that customers must deploy and manage. Signiant SkyDrop offers the high transfer speed, low operational overhead and scala- bility that enterprises need to move even the largest data sets into and out of cloud stor- age. Workfl ows that require fast exchange of fi les to and from cloud storage, including active archiving, media processing and big data analysis, can now be implemented much more easily and cost-effectively. www.signiant.com Archiving and restoring projects M arquis Broadcast has announced, Videohouse, based in Bel- gium, has selected Marquis Project Parking for archiving and restoring Avid projects. Videohouse is a national and internationally recognised service provider for television and multimedia projects and will now use Project Parking to assist its post-production staff manage their Avid edit storage more effectively and transfer Avid projects back and forth between different storage groups. www.marquisbroadcast.com Prestigious RAR Award V irtualStudio.TV, a UK-based TriCaster customer, has won the Recommended Agency Register (RAR) Award in the TV/ Video/Audio Production Category. The awards, which took place in London on 23 April 2014, are part of the initiative of the RAR to help advise major corporations on Britain’s best creative agencies. www.newtek.com TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT YOUR ARCHIVE At SGL we take the business of managing your content very seriously. Whether you’re bringing in live sports feeds, breaking news content or managing corporate or sensitive assets we understand your archive requirements. At ingest, in post, managing versions and variants or as a deep level vault SGL takes care of your content. NEWS SPORT PRODUCTION CORPORATE MISSION CRITICAL MANAGEMENT www.sglbroadcast.com TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 90 JUNE 2014 | 07