IBM Aspera helps Jabil Circuit to send 124 GB data in 5 hours

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Enterprise IT vendor IBM today announced that Jabil Circuit, a supply chain management and electronics manufacturing company, has deployed file transfer solutions from Aspera.

Aspera’s file transfer solutions — running on the IBM Cloud – enable Jabil Circuit’s users to share design and engineering files such as CAD models and circuit diagrams – with global customers. Aspera is an IBM company.

Jabil selected Aspera faspex On Demand to simplify collaboration between geographically dispersed team members, partners and customers. Jabil Circuit utilized Aspera to transfer files of unlimited size and quantity, and even entire directory structures, with delivery times and transfer completion time estimates.

In one occasion, Jabil Circuit sent 124 GB worth of data spread across 3,400 files from several sub-folders securely over the public Internet in less than 5 hours.

With faspex On Demand, Jabil can utilize the one-step Direct-to-Cloud technology to improve the transfer speed of design files to and from IBM’s Object Storage offering.

IBM said the solution replaces their legacy MFT solution, which was costly, slow and impractical for the massive data sizes and volumes they required. In addition, the legacy solution limited transfer file size, which required the sender to split up and compress large files and folders before sending in pieces to recipients.

“As a company dedicated to providing better, faster and cheaper services to our customers, we knew we needed a new solution more aligned with our service objectives,” said Dan Eng, director of IT at Jabil.

“The advantage of running faspex deployed on the IBM Cloud is the scalability and flexibility offered by the integrated solutions, so Jabil can streamline their file exchange processes and enable global accessibility for effective collaboration on projects,” said Michelle Munson, CEO and co-founder of Aspera.

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