ASPERA

A NEW APPROACH
TO HIGH SPEED DATA TRANSFER

IBM Aspera software enables organizations to move huge datasets at maximum speeds anywhere in the world, regardless of file size.

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What does file or data available at the speed of the mission or project mean to you?

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Fast

100x+ faster than FTP anywhere in the world

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Secure

Data encryption, verification, user authentication, and reporting to protect data and help meet HIPAA requirements

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Flexible

Support for cloud, on-premises, and hybrid storage

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Reliable

Guaranteed delivery, no matter how large the file is

 
 

Legacy file sharing problems

95% say their file collaboration don't meet their needs

58% say file sharing and sync tools are too slow or simply fail with big files

53% report security as a roadblock to effective file sharing

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Hard Drive Shipments

  • Increased risk of data loss & theft
  • Time-consuming & labor-intensive
  • Expensive to rush deliver
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FTP File Transfer

  • Very slow over distance
  • Unreliable for big files
  • Creates network congestion
  • No security out of the box
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Cloud File Sharing

  • Consumer grade security 
  • Slow upload/download for big files
  • Limited or no support for private cloud or on-premises

Performance at any distance

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Transfer over challenging networks

Move any data (imagery, surveillance video, sensor data, feeds, streams...) over multi-hop satellite networks, RF, and tactical radio networks in predictable time frame, even with extreme latency & packet loss.

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Secure
Collaboration

Replace FTP, email-drive, or physical file transfers using secure uploads & file exchanges with many sites and agencies located around the globe

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Worldwide aggregation or distribution

Ingest and/or distribute any data (maps, software updates, intelligence artifacts...) to/from central command and analysis centers to worldwide mission locations

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DR, migration, backup & archiving

Ingest or migrate any data with technologies that support fast retrieval. Support reliable HA and DR scenarios. Reduce cost, time, and effort as compared with manual data movement.

Performance at any distance

Transfer over challenging networks

Move any data (imagery, surveillance video, sensor data, feeds, streams...) over multi-hop satellite networks, RF, and tactical radio networks in predictable time frame, even with extreme latency & packet loss.

Secure
Collaboration

Replace FTP, email-drive, or physical file transfers using secure uploads & file exchanges with many sites and agencies located around the globe

Worldwide aggregation or distribution

Ingest and/or distribute any data (maps, software updates, intelligence artifacts...) to/from central command and analysis centers to worldwide mission locations

DR, migration, backup & archiving

Ingest or migrate any data with technologies that support fast retrieval. Support reliable HA and DR scenarios. Reduce cost, time, and effort as compared with manual data movement.

Key Aspera capabilities

Automatic resume and restart from the point of interruption rather than starting over
Extraordinary bandwith control through the intelligent, adaptive transmission rate control mechanism
Comprehensive, built-in security with end-to-end security model: authentication, encryption in-transit (by default) and at-rest (by option) using strong cryptography, and data integrity verification
Ability to run in any infrastructure (on-premises, cloud, hybrid), cloud platform (IBM, AWS, Azure, Google) and operating system, regardless of paradigm (server, client, web browser, mobile)
Performance at any distance
Big data transport and sync
Large file send & share
Transfer automation and management
Any bit rate streaming
Trusted asset exchange
Automatic resume and restart from the point of interruption rather than starting over
Extraordinary bandwith control through the intelligent, adaptive transmission rate control mechanism
Comprehensive, built-in security with end-to-end security model: authentication, encryption in-transit (by default) and at-rest (by option) using strong cryptography, and data integrity verification
Ability to run in any infrastructure (on-premises, cloud, hybrid), cloud platform (IBM, AWS, Azure, Google) and operating system, regardless of paradigm (server, client, web browser, mobile)
Performance at any distance
Big data transport and sync
Large file send & share
Transfer automation and management
Any bit rate streaming
Trusted asset exchange

Key encryption and data transfer requirements

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Explosive data growth

Government missions had big data requirements earlier than most; now even larger

Global data generation

Data required for analysis or decision making often originates at remote locations

Distributed data consumption

The worldwide need for data including map data, system updates, intelligence, and files to support remote work or global workflow; agile processes increase transfer needs 

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Fast, secure delivery

Traditional file transport is slow over WAN links if possible at all; shipping hard disks is slwo and risks security breach in transit

Information shelf life

Some data, like intellifence photos or forensic data, can be most valuable if delivered in the fastest manner possible

End-to-end visibility of exchange

Tracking, managing, and reporting on transfers can be challenging. Are systems capable of line rate transfers when most needed?

Explosive data growth

Government missions had big data requirements earlier than most; now even larger

Global data generation

Data required for analysis or decision making often originates at remote locations

Distributed data consumption

The worldwide need for data including map data, system updates, intelligence, and files to support remote work or global workflow; agile processes increase transfer needs 

Fast, secure delivery

Traditional file transport is slow over WAN links if possible at all; shipping hard disks is slwo and risks security breach in transit

Information shelf life

Some data, like intellifence photos or forensic data, can be most valuable if delivered in the fastest manner possible

End-to-end visibility of exchange

Tracking, managing, and reporting on transfers can be challenging. Are systems capable of line rate transfers when most needed?

IBM Aspera File Transfer Calculator

Use case examples

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"Aspera is now a critical part of our growing success. It gives us the ability to become aware of problems and to address them much more quickly to better serve our customers"
Heiner Susse | IT Service & Product Manager

Products

  • Aspera Shares, Aspera High-Speed Transfer Server, Aspera Console

Challenge

  • Enabling fast, easy and reliable delivery of large energy infrastructure inspection data sets, up to several terabytes, to anywhere in the world

Solution

  • Aspera Shares provides a simple and intuitive way to securely and quickly transfer large data to any of ROSEN Group's 22 worldwide offices; Aspera Console provides complete visibility over the entire transfer environment with the ability to prioritize data transfers and fully utilize all available bandwidth.

Results

  • Transfers speeds for large files and data sets were 300% faster
  • Greatly increased the predictability of data transfers and reduced the overall time associated with delivering inspection analyses to customers
  • Significant cost reductions and time savings from eliminating the need for shipments of USB drives
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Robert Bosch [Automotive]

Products

  • Aspera Shares, Aspera High-Speed Transfer Server, Aspera Console

Challenge

  • Need to transfers petabytes of vehicle sensor and video data between test vehicles and global R&D teams to accelerate software development

Solution

  • 500Mbit/s Transfer Server -> 4TB per day

Results

  • Replace frequent shipment of hard disks
  • Cut down delivery time for data from a couple of days to hours
  • Cost reduction
  • Reduce traffic on the private network
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Leica [Electronics]

Products

  • Aspera Shares, Aspera High-Speed Transfer Server, Aspera Console

Challenge

  • Leica's ePathology Solutions convert glass slides into digital images. Uploading these images quickly & securely is a challenge as one patient case, can easily reach over a gigabyte in size.

Solution

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  • Embedded Aspera APIs in the ePathology solution provide secure, high-speed transfer of digital slides and electronic pathology records

Results

  • Fast uploads significantly reduce turnaround times, making it possible for remote sites with limited access to pathology services to improve patient diagnose & care.

Explore how different industries use IBM Aspera fast data transfer solutions

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international-instruments
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Life sciences and healthcare

Accelerate breakthroughs in research and medicine by helping distributed teams collaborate on large genomic data and medical images.

bluebee
crg
giga-science
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Oil and gas

Provide more cost-effective detection and tapping of new energy sources with faster capture and high-performance computing (HPC) analysis of remote seismic data.

rosen
oil-industry
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Retail and consumer goods

Speed the transfer of rich digital media and purchase data to and from retail stores and consumer goods businesses to help enhance the in-store customer experience and optimize product development.

abin-bev
american-airlines
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Telecommunications

Evolve your content distribution channels to disrupt traditional telecommunications consumer models with high-speed data transfer, real-time content streaming, and disaster recovery measures.

amdocs
neni
Energy and utilities

Send various studies and inspection videos between employees at headquarters, remote sites, and external energy & utility firms.

amdocs
neni
Banking and financial markets

Reinvent the modern financial institution by enabling big data analytics, batch processing and insurance claims and appraisals from the field.

amdocs
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Automotive

Transfer PBs of real world video and HD map data collected by vehicles to remote development teams working on next-gen software for self-driving cars in hours rather than weeks.

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Media and entertainment

Transform content production and delivery by leveraging digital file ‒ and stream-based workflows that span cloud and on-premises infrastructures.

jabil
international-instruments
net-app
neni
Life sciences and healthcare

Accelerate breakthroughs in research and medicine by helping distributed teams collaborate on large genomic data and medical images.

bluebee
crg
giga-science
neni
Oil and gas

Provide more cost-effective detection and tapping of new energy sources with faster capture and high-performance computing (HPC) analysis of remote seismic data.

rosen
oil-industry
neni
Retail and consumer goods

Speed the transfer of rich digital media and purchase data to and from retail stores and consumer goods businesses to help enhance the in-store customer experience and optimize product development.

abin-bev
american-airlines
neni
Telecommunications

Evolve your content distribution channels to disrupt traditional telecommunications consumer models with high-speed data transfer, real-time content streaming, and disaster recovery measures.

amdocs
neni
Energy and utilities

Send various studies and inspection videos between employees at headquarters, remote sites, and external energy & utility firms.

amdocs
neni
Banking and financial markets

Reinvent the modern financial institution by enabling big data analytics, batch processing and insurance claims and appraisals from the field.

amdocs
neni
Automotive

Transfer PBs of real world video and HD map data collected by vehicles to remote development teams working on next-gen software for self-driving cars in hours rather than weeks.

neni
Media and entertainment

Transform content production and delivery by leveraging digital file ‒ and stream-based workflows that span cloud and on-premises infrastructures.

Others companies that use Aspera

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