Signiant achieves multi-gigabit transfers on Storj

Aaron Zitzer
April 3, 2024

The efficiency and speed of data storage and retrieval are essential to streamline workflows and enhance collaboration across geographies when working with large-scale media assets.

Signiant is a leading provider of intelligent file transfer software. In the Signiant platform, Media Shuttle, is designed to be the easiest and most reliable way for people to send any size file, anywhere, fast. Signiant recently conducted performance testing on Storj with its Media Shuttle product to see how well-suited it would be for Media Shuttle customers and how it compares to alternative cloud storage options.

Configuration and results

Client testing utilizing an Apple M2 Pro CPU and the Signiant SDCX Server software running in a Vultr compute instance with a 4GHz Intel CPU in the Chicago data center, Signiant achieved remarkable results. With two concurrent transfers, Signiant experienced speeds ranging from 4 to 5 Gbps. Signiant consistently achieved speeds of about 2.5Gbps per transfer, ranking in the top 1% of all time Media Shuttle transfers.

The testing revealed two key elements highly sought after by Signiant customers: 1) the ability to reach multi-gigabit speeds and 2) support simultaneous multi-gigabit transfers.

"We were initially skeptical about the performance of Storj because it is so affordable," said Robert Browne, Founder, VP Global Technology Alliances and Partnerships at Signiant. “However, using the recommended configuration, we confirmed that customers can achieve multiple multi-gigabit transfers with Media Shuttle and Storj so they can save on cloud storage without compromising on performance.”

It's important to note that while the performance benchmarks are impressive, actual results may vary depending on hardware configurations and internet connectivity. For instance, an Intel-based system achieved speeds of 1.6Gbps, highlighting the impact of hardware on performance optimization. The Storj team is happy to work with our partners and customers to optimize performance for their specific environments and use cases.

Consistent across partners and customers

Signiant's experience with Storj mirrors similar success stories from other customers and partner testing initiatives. These consistent performance outcomes reaffirm Storj's reputation as a high-performance cloud object storage solution that meets the demands of businesses across various industries and use cases. The University of Edinburgh, for instance, is a long-time customer of Storj and has conducted year-over-year comparisons and saw performance double in that time.

Understanding the Storj performance advantage

Storj's exceptional performance stems from its innovative distributed architecture, which leverages a network of tens of thousands of nodes to store and retrieve data. By harnessing idle storage capacity across a global network of participants, Storj achieves unparalleled speed, reliability, and scalability. For more in-depth insights into Storj's performance capabilities, readers are encouraged to explore the detailed blog post on the subject.


Businesses no longer need to compromise on performance when adopting cost-effective cloud storage solutions. Through strategic partnerships like the one between Signiant and Storj, organizations can unlock the full potential of their data, achieving multi-gigabit transfer speeds and optimizing workflows while enjoying significant cost savings. With Storj and Signiant at their disposal, businesses can confidently navigate the challenges of the digital age, leveraging cutting-edge technology to drive growth and innovation.

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