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November 13, 2013

Aspera to Showcase On Demand Enhancements

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Nov. 13 – Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced new customer and partner relationships that reinforce its position as the de facto provider of high-speed file transfer for the cloud. Aspera will showcase an enhanced version of Aspera On Demand at AWS re:Invent on November 12-15 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Aspera On Demand enables seamless, line-speed transfers of very large files and sets of files to, from, and across the cloud-based object storage of Amazon Web Services, Windows Azure and OpenStack. The Aspera software platform turbo charges content delivery, with line-speed transfers at any distance from Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) infrastructure, and creates a unique overlay for content security on top of the infrastructure, managing secure user authentication, content browsing, and access control across all major cloud and enterprise storage platforms.

At AWS re:Invent Aspera will be showing its upcoming auto-scaling platform for Aspera On Demand, a new software platform that allows for dynamic, real-time scale out of transfer capacity with automatic start/stop of transfer server instances, automatic balancing of client requests across available instances and configurable service levels to manage maximum transfer load per instance, available idle instances for “burst” and automatic decommissioning of unused instances. The auto-scale platform is complemented by a new scale out data store for distributed, high-throughput collection, aggregation and reporting of all transfer performance and file details across the autoscale cluster.

Aspera will also show its latest On Demand product release version 3.4 which includes support for http fallback for transfers to/from S3, Amazon IAM support, and inline reporting of file checksums in transfer to/from S3.

In the media and entertainment industry, customers using Aspera On Demand for cloud-based digital workflows include Netflix, UFC, MTV Brasil, European soccer association UEFA, news distribution service SendtoNews, and cinema distribution service Cinema Cloud.

In addition, Aspera’s Emmy award-winning fasp technology is enabling a new breed of cloud-based infrastructure and service providers. These include content delivery networks such as Akamai, video encoding providers such as Brightcove / Zencoder, encoding.com and Sorenson Media, and providers of other content management and transformation services including Elemental, thePlatform and Windows Azure Media Services.

In the field of life sciences, Aspera On Demand is enabling new cloud-based bioinformatics platforms, including BGI’s EasyGenomics cloud-based bioinformatics solution for next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, BT for Life Sciences R&D cloud service for collaboration within the life sciences industry, and GenoSpace’s cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for storing and analyzing large sets of complex genomic data.

Other customers using Aspera to power cloud-based services include Aquipt, a technology services provider for law firms and litigation support teams that uses Aspera transport for its MatterPoint hosted IaaS platform, and HighTail, the leading provider of extended enterprise collaboration services, with millions of registered users in 193 countries across 98% of the Fortune 500.

About Aspera

Aspera is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Based on its patented, Emmyaward-winning fasp protocol, Aspera software fully utilizes existing infrastructures to deliver the fastest, most predictable file-transfer experience. Aspera’s core technology delivers unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising reliability. Over 2000 organizations across a variety of industries on six continents rely on Aspera software for the business-critical transport of their digital assets.

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Source: Aspera