Diagram of how Aspera helps automate file-based workflows

Orchestrate big data movement at scale

In today’s world, complex business workflows demand immediate availability of large files and data sets that may be spread across the globe. Yet access to these digital assets is often hindered by manual, time-intensive processes and network bottlenecks.

Ideally, large-volume workflows would use high-speed transfers and automation built on existing IT infrastructure to provide an interconnected, high-speed digital pipeline.

IBM® Aspera® automation solutions help enterprises manage and automate file transfers and processing, from simple transfer automation to highly complex workflow orchestrations involving multiple business-application processes.

Successfully automate high-volume workflows

Reduce effort and costs

Fluidly and reliably automate and scale processing required by video and big data workflows, regardless of file size or format, transfer distance or network conditions.

Transfer at maximum speed

Integrate Aspera into other applications and workflows by using APIs that provide high-speed performance across WANs, over any distance, with speeds of 10 Gbps and greater.

Use a library of over 200 plug-ins

An extensive library of plug-ins includes transcoding, virus scanning, ad insertion, digital fingerprinting and many other solution categories from leading applications.

High performance for the largest transfer volumes

Aspera automation solutions range from basic file forwarding to advanced, fully automated workflows — all with the Aspera high-speed transfer technology built in. Digital workflow orchestrations, including the collection, processing and distribution of large volumes of file-based digital assets can be built using Aspera web applications, APIs and a comprehensive library of third-party plug-ins.

Berlinale film festival automates feature-film distribution

Businesses in the film industry often need to transfer very large files from all over the world at the last minute, so ensuring films arrive on time is a priority. That’s especially true for the Berlin International Film Festival, or Berlinale, which holds 2,500 screenings over a nearly two-week period every year.

With Aspera, Berlinale organizers are able to receive just-finished films quickly over the internet. They use IBM Aspera Orchestrator to automate the quality control and distribution processes, analyze and manage all the incoming packages, then automatically send films to the proper venue.

Watch the Berlinale case study video (03:12) →

Aspera automation solutions help clients succeed

IBM Aspera Orchestrator

Learn more about Aspera Orchestrator, the solution for file-based workflow automation and orchestration.

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IBM Aspera on Cloud

Automate hybrid cloud data transfers using Aspera on Cloud.

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