Signiant Examines Cloud Pitfalls, Benefits at Entertainment Evolution Symposium

Most media companies are using the cloud in some way today, and the No. 1 challenge Signiant encounters is around managing and predicting costs.

The company has been at the forefront of the cloud transition, both in terms of operating its own SaaS platform at scale, and in helping most of the world’s top media companies on their cloud journeys.

The Signiant Platform moves petabytes of content to and from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google and through that lens it’s seen these challenges up close.

At the Sept. 21 Entertainment Evolution Symposium (EES) in Los Angeles, Signiant will discuss insights it’s learned along the way, and point out common pitfalls to avoid on your cloud journeys, in the session “The Unique Challenges of Managing Cloud Costs in Media & Entertainment,” featuring Rick Capstraw, chief growth officer for the company.

“Cloud technology is proving to be a disruptive force for the media industry, but the economics present new challenges,” said Signiant chief marketing officer Jon Finegold. “Signiant’s Rick Capstraw shares insights on navigating cloud and SaaS economics from Signiant’s journey, both in operating its own SaaS platform at scale and in helping many of the world’s top media companies on their cloud journeys.”

The Entertainment Evolution Symposium (EES), the annual gathering of industry innovators and thought leaders, all discussing the use of data to effectively blend physical and digital experiences across the global entertainment ecosystem, returns as an in-person event at The Skirball Cultural Center.

Presented by the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Institute for Entertainment, Media and Sports (IEMS) and the Hollywood IT Society (HITS), the full-day symposium will be a closed-door event for audience member participation only. The event is sponsored by Iron Mountain, Signiant, Whip Media, Atos, Fortinet, FPT Software, invenioLSI, Perforce, Vision Media, and EIDR.

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