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IBM Aspera

Accelerate your data workflow with a secure and fast data transfer platform, from an IBM Gold Business Partner.

IBM Aspera

Accelerate your data workflow with a secure and fast data transfer platform, from an IBM Gold Business Partner.

About IBM Aspera

Regardless of the size and volume of your data, IBM Aspera’s reliable performance can save you money, time and frustration. Capable of moving hundreds of TB of data in a single session, Aspera is the fastest, most cost-efficient way to move large files around the globe.

Aspera automatically adapts to the bandwidth and I/O available at any given time, remaining resistant to packet loss and latency to deliver the throughput you need. Users report performance with Aspera that is significantly faster and more reliable than their previous solutions, while coping elegantly with latency and contention to deliver data quickly and securely.

And during all of this, your data stays secure. Aspera uses AES-128 encryption to ensure that files remain secure on the wire and at rest, and supports role-based read, write and listing access permission, so you’re always in control of who can access your files.

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IBM Aspera and Jigsaw24

We’ve seen Aspera transform the practices of our media and entertainment customers, allowing them to move to a stream-based, cloud-first workflow that supports both distributed and remote working. It’s also widely used to enable lightning fast analytics in the financial world, to accelerate research in scientific and industrial fields, and even to improve merchandising in the retail sector.

As a fully accredited IBM Gold Business Partner, we can help you design and implement Aspera's high speed file transfer workflow. Whatever your goals are, we’ll work with you to ensure you have a workable, futureproof solution that integrates with your current infrastructure, and can help your team get up to speed on the new system once it’s installed. Get in touch to arrange a demonstration or a free trial.

The Aspera advantage


As cloud-first workflows become more prevalent, it’s important that you can move data between on-premises and cloud storage securely and reliably. IBM Aspera provides the high-speed data transfer to move large volumes of data to, from and between on-premises datacentres and any major cloud service, without the bottlenecks caused by traditional FTP servers.

Over a 10Gbps network, IBM Aspera can migrate 100TB of data to the cloud within 24 hours, and is 400% faster than TCP when moving millions of files. IBM Aspera also offers built-in encryption over the wire and at rest, secure user authentication and data integrity verification for each transmitted block, so you can be sure your data will arrive in the cloud intact and fully secure.

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Modern workflows are global. Whether you’re a multinational corporation or a media company delivering footage to a client on a different continent, IBM Aspera offers you an ultra-fast and robust solution to deliver data anywhere.

Aspera’s unique technology overcomes the bottlenecks that distance and network congestion create, enabling high-speed delivery to any location, at any time. In addition to transferring files, Aspera enables error-free transport of video files (of any bit rate you need) with near-zero latency ­– over any distance and even over unmanaged internet connection. All the while, it keeps your data safe from ‘man in the middle’ attacks with secure user access controls, AES data encryption and data-integrity verification.

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Moving data efficiently is a key part of your business, but it shouldn’t take up the full business day. Automating file transfers so that they can be initiated quickly and securely by non-technical staff is key to keeping your business moving at pace.

With IBM Aspera, you can Fluidly and reliably automate and scale the processing required by video and big data workflows, regardless of file size or format, transfer distance or network conditions. An extensive library of plug-ins includes transcoding, virus scanning, ad insertion, digital fingerprinting and many other solution categories from leading applications.

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Distributed teams need to be able to share data efficiently – even when the files involved are large rich media files, or complex projects. With IBM Aspera, they can reliably and securely exchange multiple large files and folders. It doesn’t matter whether your files are stored in an on-premises datacentre or in the cloud: Aspera gets your media where it needs to go.

Not only can users exchange files of any size and volume over any distance at maximum speed, regardless of network conditions, but they have a range of access options. Whether you’re working on a desktop, mobile or browser-based workflow, you can access files from any storage volume or cloud volume. Drag and drop data between online and shared storage, send packages of files to a shared dropbox, or design fully automated workflows for all your files.

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IBM Aspera lets you quickly and securely replicate and synchronise big data globally over wide area networks — whether the data consists of millions of small files or the largest terabyte-sized files. While traditional TCP solutions suffer serious performance problems over long distances because of the increased latency and packet loss, Aspera stays consistent.

Syncing a million small files? Aspera is 80 times faster than a solution like rsync. Syncing 5000 large files? It’s 940 times faster. And when you want to roll Aspera out over multiple sites and WANs, its simple software build can save you up to 92 hours of setup time per instance. Even with its lean build Aspera Sync remains totally configurable, with options for uni-directional and bi-directional sync, one-to-one, one-to-many and full-mesh synchronisation, and either push or pull mode among peers over WANs and LANs.

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Key technologies

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Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud is a hosted service to quickly and reliably send and share your files and data sets of any size and type across a hybrid cloud environment — up to hundreds of times faster than FTP and HTTP.

Whether your data is stored on-premises or in the cloud, IBM Aspera on Cloud offers a simple user interface for accessing all of it. A file-system-like structure allows users to easily move folders across datacentres and cloud platforms using drag-and-drop. Directly send large files from your on-premises or cloud storage out to customers and partners, and invite them to upload data directly to your storage locations.

Admins can manage transfer activities, storage usage, and digital packages in real time. It’s easy to track your files thanks to activity logs, service alerts and detailed reports on transfers and events.

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IBM Aspera High-Speed Transfer Server

IBM Aspera High-Speed Transfer Server is an industry software standard for transferring files, directories and large data sets with many users over any distance on wide area networks. It combines next- generation transport with exceptional transfer and user management capabilities for enterprise applications.

Users can initiate transfers from a web browser, mobile app, desktop client, endpoint, command line, or third-party embedded client, making transfers easy even when you’re on location or working remotely. Whichever option you choose, Aspera offers guaranteed delivery times with a minimum transfer rate configurable via transfer priority levels.

Automatic, fast and lossless inline compression reduces data set transfer sizes, providing a further boost to Aspera’s industry-leading transfer performance, and any partial or failed transfers are automatically re-attempted. You can even trigger simultaneous multi-location file delivery using multi-point transfers.

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IBM Aspera Sync

IBM Aspera Sync is purpose-built by Aspera for high-performance, scalable, multi-directional asynchronous file replication and synchronisation.

Built upon Aspera FASP, Aspera Sync transfers data between peers at full bandwidth capacity, regardless of distance and network conditions. Running on commodity hardware, Aspera Sync reconciles file system changes with remote peers at extremely high speed over global distances, and does not degrade in performance as the number of files increases, resulting in speed improvements up to 100 times faster than others.

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IBM Aspera Streaming

IBM Aspera Streaming was created from the ground up to revolutionise the way growing files and live video are transported.

Data and video streaming over IP networks introduces a different set of challenges that are significant and distinct from the difficulties of transferring large closed files and data sets. The Aspera solution leverages commodity internet instead of expensive satellite and dedicated fibre connections, and offers easy deployment and centralised administration using existing video and data infrastructure.

Enjoy error-free play delivery with near zero latency at any distance, and less than two seconds of delay from live for 50Mbps video sources over global internet networks. Aspera Streaming delivers with roundtrip delays of just 200 milliseconds and 2% packet loss, so you can be sure your stream will be seamless.

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