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Aspera Files Will Bring New Levels of Large Content Sharing and Collaboration in the Cloud

IBM today announced the introduction of Aspera Files, a new SaaS platform by Aspera. (image: Aspera)

IBM today announced the introduction of Aspera Files, a new SaaS platform by Aspera. (image: Aspera)


ARMONK, N.Y., Apr. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — IBM today announced the introduction of Aspera Files, a new SaaS platform by Aspera, an IBM company, that allows any organization, small to large, to establish a branded web-based presence for the fast, easy and secure exchange and delivery of any size file-based media or data between end users across separate organizations, combining multiple storage platforms. Content can be stored and easily accessed in multiple cloud and on-premise storage systems, and sharing between users and trusted organizations is as easy as drag-and-drop regardless of where the content is located. Built on Aspera FASP transport technology for distance-neutral transfer of large data over the Internet, the platform will break all the enterprise barriers of conventional file sharing, enabling high-speed access, delivery and exchange of any size data, at distance, regardless of network conditions.

The requirement for today’s enterprise to conveniently ingest, exchange, and distribute file-based digital media content and big data fast, securely, and with the “scale-up” capacity of cloud platforms is at an all-time high. Media companies and enterprises at large are creating more high-resolution content and data sets than ever, with increasingly shorter turnaround times in highly competitive markets that also depend upon secure inter-company collaboration. Until today, no single application platform has existed that can solve all of the major barriers of the file exchange problem in this environment.

Aspera created Files to meet these requirements:

  — Simplicity – Companies small and large can easily sign up, establish a
     uniquely branded web presence under their “Organization” and be
     immediately operational. Branded “Workspaces” can be created under each
     Organization for project-based content sharing within a community of
     users. Sharing is as easy as drag-and-drop regardless of where the
     content is located, on multiple on-premises storage systems or across
     remote cloud infrastructure.
  — Convenience -Users can share files with any authorized individual or
     group by simply selecting the item, the target user or group, and the
     appropriate access level. Shared content appears automatically in the
     Workspaces of the target users with the appropriate permissions. Users
     can also select finished content from any authorized storage location and
     send it to the Inbox of other users or groups. Recipients are notified
     when a new digital package has been received, and they may browse and
     download specific files or folders in the package, or download the entire
     package itself.
  — Performance – Built on top of Aspera FASP and Aspera’s Direct-to-Cloud
     storage technology, direct ingest, transfer, exchange and storage of even
     the largest (4K) media formats occurs at maximum speed over the longest
     long-haul global WANs to both on-premises and cloud / CDN “object”
     storage. The platform supports storage and transfer of content in all
     major commercial and open source cloud platforms–IBM SoftLayer Swift,
     AWS S3, Azure Blob, Google Storage and Openstack Swift, and will be
     extensible to major CDN cloud storage in the future–and supports
     traditional (SAN/NAS) storage on premises via Aspera servers and
  — Security – Aspera Files delivers complete security of content across
     authorized users within each Organization, with third-party partners, and
     with trusted organizations. The platform introduces a breakthrough
     distributed content access control system that enforces content sharing
     permissions on behalf of content owners and securely authenticates each
     end user’s access through a delegated OAuth authorization and secure
     access key system. Content transfers may be encrypted on the wire and at
     rest, with optional client-side and server-side encryption.
  — Scale – Built on the new cross-platform Aspera Cluster Manager with
     Autoscale, Aspera Files can easily scale up with new transfer server
     instances in an Organization’s location of choice, on premises or in the
     cloud, to meet variable demand in throughput and storage. The distributed
     self-scaling clustering technology automatically adds new transfer nodes
     as transfer load increases, automatically moves heavily utilized transfer
     nodes into an unavailable pool, and automatically spins down surplus
     nodes when transfer demand subsides.
  — Customization – Both Organizations and Workspaces allow for custom
     branded logos and lightweight custom re-skins. A platform API allows
     organizations to leverage native content sharing, transfer and scale out
     properties within their own media management systems.


Aspera will be demonstrating a preview of Aspera Files, along with its entire portfolio of high-speed file transfer, sharing and exchange products at NAB2015 booth #SL9110.

About Aspera

Aspera, an IBM company, is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Based on its patented, Emmy(R) award-winning FASP(TM) protocol, Aspera software fully utilizes existing infrastructures to deliver the fastest, most predictable file-transfer experience. Aspera’s core technology delivers unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising reliability. Organizations across a variety of industries on six continents rely on Aspera software for the business-critical transport of their digital assets. Please visit and follow us on Twitter @asperasoft for more information.


CONTACT: Americas/Asia: Kim Willsher, (+1) 310 569 2603
         Europe: Louise Wells, +44 (0)20 7403 8878
         Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Aspera’s PR agency

Source: Aspera via GLOBE NEWSWIRE

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