Enable high-speed, automated big-data transfers

IBM Aspera® automation and management solutions provide robust file-transfer orchestration, monitoring, control and reporting capabilities. These solutions save time, increase resiliency and maximize the value of network infrastructure by verifying data integrity and security in transit and triggering notifications, data processing and format translation on arrival.

Designed for extreme scalability, Aspera solutions can accommodate virtually any set of workflow requirements to transfer big files and data sets between any location, using the patented IBM Aspera FASP® transfer protocol, whether on premises or on public, private or hybrid cloud platforms. Highly visual graphical interfaces enable easy workflow design and testing, accurate real-time transfer monitoring and progress, and extensive customizable reporting.

Gain efficiency and control of your complex data-transfer workflows

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Versatile decision engine
Supports on-the-fly conditional decision-making, manual user inputs, automated high-speed file movement and a rich library of more than 150 third-party plug-ins

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Intuitive workflow designer
Allows users to graphically compose workflow sequences of inputs, actions and outputs quickly and efficiently with a drag-and-drop, browser-based interface

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Flexible transfer settings
Facilitates distribution of files to and from anywhere with automatic forwarding or custom pre- and post-delivery processing

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Interactive tracking and reporting
Features a consolidated, web-based application that centrally monitors and controls transfer activity and bandwidth utilization on all connected transfer servers

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Full visibility into environment
Enables administrators to centrally initiate, manage and monitor all Aspera transfers between transfer servers and managed transfer clients across the WAN

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FASP-enabled performance
Uses the patented FASP transfer protocol to meet the most demanding high-volume workflow requirements with best-in-class high-speed transport technology

We are very satisfied with the Aspera solution. Not only does it make life easy for our customers, but it also simplifies the process for us because now we have a single entry point for files entering our facility, making it easier to implement security measures for incoming deliveries.

Sandra Buerger, Senior Manager, Content Management Engineering, SES Platform Services,

SES Platform Services accelerates playout services for VOD delivery worldwide using IBM Aspera


SES accommodates the needs of customers and content providers with flexible automated workflows and fast ingest and delivery capabilities.


Berlinale uses Aspera to deliver films fast at international film festival

With more than 300,000 attendees, the annual Berlinale International Film Festival relies on Aspera for streamlined internal workflows and high-speed, file-based ingest of feature films from participants directly to the Berlin data center.

Clients using Aspera to automate and manage file transfers

WDR mediagroup has deployed a complete suite of high-speed transfer and automation solutions from IBM Aspera® to streamline complex workflows of large and widely diverse volumes of digital media assets.

NetApp implemented IBM Aspera for a comprehensive solution that enhanced the web portal to upload core files and created automated workflows that quickly interfaced with NetApp systems for case ID validation, core file checking and file routing.

With IBM Aspera®, BT Sport can transport large media files at the highest possible speeds and in single sessions.

Solutions for automating and managing your file transfers

IBM Aspera Orchestrator

A web-based application that enables complete workflow orchestration for the automated collection, processing and distribution of large volumes of file-based digital assets.

IBM Aspera Console

A Web-based management application that enables centralized monitoring, management and reporting of the Aspera transfer environment.

IBM Aspera High-Speed Transfer Server

IBM Aspera industry-standard server software is the core of most Aspera on-premises solutions for fast, reliable transfer of large files and data sets.

Additional resources

A critical technology comparison to TCP-based transfer technologies
Learn how FASP transport technology uses existing WAN infrastructure and commodity hardware to achieve transfer speeds hundreds of times faster than FTP and HTTP.

An integrated model for predictable, high-speed global content delivery
Learn how content contribution, processing and distribution can become more efficient, predictable and integrated across workflows to empower media companies.

IBM Aspera Direct-to-Cloud Storage
Explore this innovative high-speed transfer solution for moving large files and data sets among leading cloud storage platforms.

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