FTP Alternative

IBM Aspera provides a fast alternative to FTP server software for reliable and secure file transfer and delivery. Aspera eliminates the bottlenecks and risks associated with the decades-old technology to move the largest files and data sets at maximum speed, even over long distances, by fully utilizing available bandwidth. In addition, Aspera's unique adaptive rate control delivers this high performance without impacting business-critical network traffic by sharing bandwidth to accommodate existing FTP, web browsing, and other TCP traffic.

With IBM Aspera, you get:

Speed

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To move a 100GB file over a 100Mb/s network internationally:²
FTP software: 100+ hours
Aspera: 2.5 hours

To move a 10GB file over a 1Gb/s line in the US:³
FTP software: 10-20 hours
Aspera: 1 minute, 24 seconds

Adaptability

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Uses the available bandwidth - but not at the expense of other network traffic.
IBM Aspera’s patented adaptive rate control ensures the right users obtain the right upload priority. During periods of extreme network congestion, rate control ensures timely acquisition and distribution of high-priority assets.

Security

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Comprehensive built-in security: Over-the-wire and optionally at rest data encryption
Included in all IBM Aspera® software and hosted services, the patented Aspera FASP® protocol offers built-in security for data transfers using the standard open-source OpenSSL toolkit. In addition, the Aspera FASP protocol provides secure authentication of the transfer endpoints, on-the-fly data encryption, and integrity verification for each transmitted datagram.

Next steps

IBM Aspera® moves large amounts of data globally across a hybrid cloud environment - at speeds that can scale up to hundreds of times faster than FTP server software and HTTP.⁴

Instead of wasting hours and days trying to transfer, send, and deliver your data over FTP, check out this new (better) solution. Aspera's FASP (Fast, Adaptive, Secure Protocol) technology could be just what you're looking for.

Footnotes

¹ In comparison to FTP server software, based on the IBM Aspera File Transfer Calculator's data for a network bandwidth of 100Mbps, 1% packet loss, and a transfer from US to US.

² In comparison to FTP server software, based on the IBM Aspera File Transfer Calculator's data for international transfers on 1Gbps bandwidth networks and higher. Throughput in your specific environment may vary. https://www.ibm.com/aspera/file-transfer-calculator

³ In comparison to FTP server software, based on the IBM Aspera File Transfer Calculator's data for a network bandwidth of 1Gbps, 1% packet loss, and a transfer from US to US. https://www.ibm.com/aspera/file-transfer-calculator

⁴ In comparison to FTP server software, based on the IBM Aspera File Transfer Calculator's data for international transfers on 1Gbps bandwidth networks and higher. Throughput in your specific environment may vary. https://www.ibm.com/aspera/file-transfer-calculator