Aspera expands on-demand platform for big data transfer


At IBC 2014, IBM announced that Aspera, an IBM company dedicated to big data analytics, expanded its on-demand platform for moving big data and media.

Aspera is debuting the new Aspera On Demand Platform built on FASP 3.5 technology. Thanks to this technology, broadcasters can seamlessly move content across distributed cloud and on premise systems while meeting the fluctuating demands in real time with speed, control and ease.

The solution allows media enterprises to transfer, synchronize and stream content of any type, resolution and size across distributed cloud and on premises systems, even at global distances.

aspera_logoWith the explosive growth in digital content and proliferation of multiple video formats and media types, media companies are struggling to scale their systems to handle the ever-growing complexity of global production workflows and are ultimately unable to optimally monetize their content.

While cloud has emerged as the viable alternative to fixed capacity data centers, the challenge of moving big data into and out of the cloud quickly has prevented these organizations from fully realizing their potential.

Aspera On Demand is designed to address this fundamental problem by enabling high-speed transfers of large media to, from and across cloud infrastructures, directly to cloud storage, IBM said.

At IBC 2014, Aspera is also launching Auto-scaling Transfer Platform that can automatically scale and expand transfer capacity of Aspera server software in the cloud.

Other solutions on display include Aspera ScaleDB, FASPStream APIs, Aspera Drive (now on OSX) and Aspera Drive for Mobile, Aspera faspex and Shares, Aspera Orchestrator and Aspera App for Microsoft SharePoint.

“Consumers are watching media and streaming videos at unprecedented rates while pushing the limits of content providers’ abilities to meet these rising expectations,” said Michelle Munson, president and CEO, Aspera.

“By utilizing the power of cloud to its fullest and speeding the movement of Big Data and media files, Aspera is helping media companies serve consumer needs today while allowing them to open the door to new and innovative services in the future,” Munson added.

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