Aspera Advances Global Media Ecosystem With High-Speed Data Transfer, Collaboration

High-speed, secure data transfer and sharing are the focus at Aspera’s booth (SL10315). The company is introducing its Direct-to-S3 software for seamless, high-speed, and secure transfer of file-based content at any global distance through the combination of its patented fasp transport technology and cloud-based “object” storage systems, such as Amazon Web Services S3. The new Shares Web application enables ingest or sharing of content via a single Web interface. In addition, Aspera fasp transport technology is being demonstrated as part of numerous partner solutions at the NAB Show this week.

Aspera’s entire product line is now enabled with the Direct-to-S3 capability for high-speed data access in public and private cloud environments and, with Amazon Web Services, indicates the efficient, large-scale workflows that are now possible and available on

Aspera’s flagship person-to-person and file-exchange and collaboration software leverages the new fasp 2.8 platform, allowing secure high-speed publishing of media content with at-rest encryption from any file source, local or remote, enterprise or cloud to remote recipients. The new Aspera add-in for Microsoft Outlook, mobile app for iPhone and iPad, and the Cargo automatic downloader and Connect Web plug-in offer users secure, universal access at high speed, regardless of distance.

Aspera’s Enterprise and Connect server transfer platforms, as well as Aspera faspex and Shares are now available as usage-based subscriptions, with Aspera On Demand and AWS,

Aspera Shares
The latest addition to a portfolio of high-performance software products, Aspera Shares can be accessed from a standard Web browser and provides secure access to a consolidated view of all available data content residing on multiple server nodes across diverse infrastructures. With the underlying fasp transport at its core, it provides all the transfer and management capabilities of the industry-standard Enterprise Server.

With Aspera Shares, companies have flexibility in where their most important digital content is placed. Whether data is stored in a data center, a remote office, or public cloud storage such as Amazon S3, users have a consolidated view of all files, folders, and directories and seamless access across all the nodes.

The interface for Aspera Shares was designed with the end user in mind. Navigation across files and folders is very intuitive, initiation of high-speed uploads and downloads is simple, and powerful built-in search capabilities make locating the data a breeze.

Designed for extreme flexibility and scalability, Aspera Shares can be deployed as a single-server solution or as a separate Web application, consolidating multiple content nodes into a single view and seamlessly managing user access and file transfers across all the nodes.

Aspera Shares is available today in version 1.0 for both on-premises deployment and in the cloud with Aspera On Demand as part of a usage-based subscription service.

Fasp Around the Show
Aspera’s fasp transport technology is enabling a growing ecosystem of partners in cloud computing, network-attached storage, and digital-media production and delivery, with technology suppliers building on the Aspera platform to provide high-performance transport capabilities to their products, systems, and services.

At the show, Aspera technology is on display by Amazon Web Services (booth SL10315), EMC Isilon (SL6315), Hitachi Data Systems (SL10311), and Microsoft (SL1524).

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