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 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.

Moving the world's data at maximum speed (03:08) →



Patented transfer technology

IBM Aspera FASP® uses your existing technology to move data up to hundreds of times faster than FTP and HTTP, regardless of file size, transfer distance or network conditions.

Adaptive transmission-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.

Comprehensive security

Help keep business-critical digital assets safe with open standards cryptography for user authentication, data encryption and data-integrity verification.

Load balancing and built-in high availability

Scale across any bandwidth capacity or number of transfer nodes, cloud server clusters and users. The protocol automatically retries and resumes interrupted or failed transfers.

Web-based collaboration workspace

Package and send files and folders internally or externally. Content drop boxes, mobile device support and an automated desktop downloader help ensure timely collaboration.

Central administration console

Connect to all your cloud and on-premises storage. Configure access to transfer nodes in data centers or on cloud platforms like IBM Cloud™, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure and Google.


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.

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"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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