Aspera was the only vendor that could meet all of our requirements for file exchange and delivery, detailed system management and enterprise-wide data synchronization

Rohit Kumar, Broadcast IT Manager, SBS

Business Challenge story

Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) was founded on the belief that all Australians, regardless of geography, age, cultural background or language skills, should have access to high-quality, independent, culturally-relevant Australian media. Working under extreme conditions including disaster situations and war zones, field reporters need highly predictable and reliable data transmission and delivery, regardless of location or connectivity. The whole system also requires centralized management and synchronization among servers around the world.


SBS deployed a broad suite of IBM® Aspera® products to automate the ingest, management and synchronization of content across multiple storage systems located in disparate locations including IBM Aspera faspex for global collaborative file exchange and distribution, IBM Aspera Console to centrally manage the entire infrastructure including all IBM Aspera transfers from any location, and IBM Aspera Sync, a high-speed, multi-directional synchronization software, was selected to complete the automated file transport system that bridges the gap between disparate storage solutions across the SBS network.


The Aspera solution enables maximum speed data transfer and highly efficient delivery and sharing of digital assets facility-wide through several different interfaces, yet does not hamper editors and content creators by requiring multiple logins. Bridging networks and storage platforms, the Aspera solution makes sure that SBS’ mission-critical data can be transferred to their disaster recovery facility at high speed with built-in security and rock-solid integrity.

Solution Category

  • Cloud
  • Solution Components

    • Aspera