What is high-speed data transfer?

High-speed data transfer technology enables you to overcome the challenges of legacy file transfer tools and physical shipping methods to move large amounts of data across global distances at maximum speed. IBM’s patented technology offers a redundant, highly scalable software architecture that securely and reliably transfers your data up to hundreds of times faster than FTP and HTTP. Organizations use IBM Aspera® to migrate massive amounts of data across a hybrid cloud, deliver streams and growing files anywhere, accelerate global team collaboration, and synchronize data across multiple sites.

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FASP transport technology

Patented IBM Aspera FASP® transfer technology enables you to leverage existing WAN infrastructure and commodity hardware to achieve speeds up to hundreds of times faster than FTP and HTTP.

Adaptive rate control

Gain extraordinary bandwidth control from an intelligent transmission-rate control mechanism that automatically discovers and fully uses available bandwidth while being fair to other traffic.

Data transfer security

Ensure exceptional security for business-critical digital assets with technology that uses open standards cryptography for user authentication, data encryption and data-integrity verification.

Dynamic, real-time scalability of transfer capacity

Achieve multi-gigabit transfer speeds using auto-scale and multisession transfer capabilities for dynamic, real-time scale up and down of transfer capacity with automatic load balancing.

Automation and scheduling

Fluidly automate and scale the processing required by large volume workflows that can be triggered by a variety of methods such as API calls, manual intervention, file-arrival events and more.

Robust set of RESTful APIs

A comprehensive set of APIs to integrate Aspera technology into web, desktop or mobile applications to build applications to transfer data, manage and monitor transfers, and browse files.


Transfer data globally

IBM's next-generation software technologies move the world's data at maximum speed, regardless of file size, transfer distance or network conditions. See how the console shows many active high-speed transfers efficiently running over a client's multi-gigabit network between Europe and the West Coast.

Watch how high-speed transfer works (05:03)

Screenshot showing a diagram depicting FASP high-speed data transfer


"We knew we needed a new solution more aligned with our service objectives. We found the answer in Aspera. The solution’s speed, security and ease of use enable us to provide quality service to our valued customers.”

– Dan Eng, IT director, Jabil

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