IBM accelerates file transfers with the Aspera purchase
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Big Blue shopping again to reinforce its powerful portfolio of cloud software. This time is about Aspera, Emmy winning company for its protocol data transfer speed. Your customers can quickly copy your data and files in the cloud services from IBM and complete service SoftLayer, also acquired last June.
Joab Jackson. IDG News Service
Aspera, based in California, has developed a technology called “fasp” to transfer large files over a public network, faster than the basic transmission via TCP.
IBM says fasp reduces the time needed to send a 24GB file globally, from 26 hours to less than one minute. It also has software for encrypting files before they are sent, to ensure their safety.
The entertainment industry is a big user of Aspera technology and many television, film and animation studios use the protocol to send large digital video files from one place to another. The company even won an Emmy for fasp, in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development.
IBM Aspera technology used in several of their offerings. Customers products and services of the company SmartCloud fasp be used to accelerate the transfer of large amounts of data to the cloud. The software will also add to the portfolio of e-Commerce IBM to provide additional controls companies to their file transfers from company to company.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but IBM plans to complete the acquisition in early 2014.