A new approach to fast data transfer
IBM Aspera takes a different approach to tackling the challenges of big data movement over global WANs. Rather than optimize or accelerate data transfer, Aspera completely eliminates underlying bottlenecks using a breakthrough transport technology. It fully utilizes available network bandwidth to maximize speed and quickly scale up with no theoretical limit.
At the heart of Aspera’s solutions is the patented FASP® transport software technology. The groundbreaking protocol overcomes the traditional limitations of public internet connections and off-the-shelf hardware to maximize the usage of available bandwidth. The result is to deliver unmatched transfer speeds, end-to-end security, 100% reliability and exceptional bandwidth control.
Technology you can rely on
Maximum speed and reliability
To achieve speeds that are hundreds of times faster than FTP and HTTP, FASP employs existing WAN infrastructure and commodity hardware.
To assure exceptional security for business-critical digital assets, Aspera uses open standards cryptography for user authentication, data encryption and data integrity verification.
To make adoption and usage easy, Aspera is a software-only application protocol that runs on commodity hardware and over standard, unmodified IP.
The features of Aspera technology
Aspera File Transfer Calculator
Estimate performance gains over any distance or network condition using Aspera versus TCP
FASPStream transport technology is a revolutionary alternative for error-free transport of any bit rate video over any distance on unmanaged internet with near zero latency. Built on FASP, this streaming technology provides fully reliable in-order byte stream delivery for live feeds and growing files over commodity IP networks using the new streaming architecture.
Built into our cloud offerings is the unique Aspera direct-to-cloud technology. It integrates FASP high-speed transport with the underlying multi-part HTTP interfaces of the cloud object storage layer, enabling the fastest file uploads and downloads on all major cloud platforms. Aspera cloud products also include key transfer management features such as pause, automatic resume, reporting and encryption over the wire and at rest.
The Aspera transfer platform includes autoscale capabilities for dynamic, real-time scale out of transfer capacity. They include automatic start/stop of transfer server instances, available idle instances, automatic balancing of client requests and configurable service levels to manage transfer load per instance. The functionality is complemented by a scale out data store for distributed collection, aggregation and reporting of all transfer details across the auto scale cluster.
Deploy cloud-native software
The newest platform supported by the Aspera high-speed transfer server is IBM Cloud Private. The release includes a transformed version of Aspera’s transfer server into modern microservices that leverage Docker containers and Helm charts.