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What IBM Aspera Streaming can do for you

Data and video streaming over IP networks introduces a different set of challenges that are significant and distinct from the difficulties of transferring large closed files and data sets. IBM Aspera® Streaming was created from the ground up to revolutionize the way growing files and live video are transported. The Aspera solution leverages commodity internet instead of expensive satellite and dedicated fiber, and offers easy deployment and centralized administration using existing video and data infrastructure.

The software is built on Aspera's unique streaming technology designed to guarantee the timely arrival of live video and data — even with increased network round-trip delay and packet loss. IBM Aspera Streaming software addresses many use cases such as real-time log file aggregation, remote data capture, cloud analytics, database replication, high bit-rate live contribution, primary distribution, and remote production.

FOX Sports at the FIFA World Cup

During the 2018 FIFA World Cup, FOX Sports needed to broadcast all 64 matches in HD and Ultra-HD to a US audience — without moving their state-of-the-art post-production operation from Los Angeles to Russia. It was a complicated challenge with a simple solution: IBM Aspera.

FOX Sports used IBM Aspera Streaming technology to remotely edit content in near real-time. This groundbreaking, high-speed transfer technology enabled FOX Sports to shorten their production cycle by hours, an advancement that helped them deliver a seamless viewer experience at a fraction of the usual cost.

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Live video streaming

Live media transport is a critical and growing method used to meet the demands for unprecedented innovation and expansion in streaming video technology for the media and entertainment industry.

Aspera streaming solutions help clients succeed

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Mike Flathers, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Aspera CTO, discusses how today’s COVID-19 crisis accelerated the move to cloud-based workflows and remote production.

Benefits of Aspera streaming

Significant cost savings

Enables considerable cost savings by reducing or fully replacing satellite delivery services or dedicated fiber with much more affordable commodity IP networks.

Extraordinary video quality

Delivers ultra-high resolution live video in near real-time over IP networks with negligible start-up delay and pre-buffering — independent of distance and network conditions.

Seamless workflow integration for cloud

Easily integrates in cloud and hybrid environments, enabling more video on demand and production workflows for transcoding and distribution.

Exceptional bandwidth utilization

Fully uses the available network bandwidth to send and receive broadcast-quality video streams — even over challenging networks and little bandwidth.

Secure streaming

Encrypts streaming video in transit and securely authenticates using standard public and private key authentication or Aspera's multitenant access key system.

Aspera Streaming

Explore a breakthrough alternative for internet transport with near-zero latency to guarantee the timely arrival of data and video.

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