Webinar – Move Big Data up to 100 Times Faster

  Event Type: Live Webinar Event Date: Thursday 28th April 2016 Event Time: 10AM – 10.30AM   IBM Aspera Customers have experienced; 20 x reduction in process times – a customer transfer was reduced from 10 hours to 26 minutes 97% increase in network utilisation from 2% to 99% 4x reduction in process turnaround – a media customer reduced their process turnaround from 6 to 1.5 days So Join Pro2col and IBM for a short webinar to see how Aspera moves big data up to 100s of times faster. This webinar will cover how IBM Aspera: Globally moves data over standard wide area networks Achieve multi-Gbps speeds over high performance global networks Securely move and access big data – from ANY LOCATION, to ANYWHERE and with ANYONE Provide enterprise-grade user access controls and encryption Utilise ANY infrastructure combination – On Premises, AWS, Google, Azure,...

FASP 3.6 Aspera Transfer Platform Now Available

Aspera have released version 3.6 of its Aspera Transfer Platform, a major new release that is built into the core of all the latest Aspera products and Aspera On Demand offerings. In this release, Aspera’s core products; Enterprise Server, Connect Server, Point-to-Point Client and Desktop Client – have all undergone a significant revamping with support for multi-tenancy and many new notable features and capabilities. The most significant highlights include:   New Multi-Tenant Access Control and Content Security Enables multiple Aspera applications to securely authenticate to transfer clusters and individual transfer nodes with no access to underlying storage credentials, supporting all local and cloud storage types. New server side encryption at rest stores content securely at rest based on server defined / queried secrets, in addition to client side encryption at rest. New Aspera On Demand Capabilities New native cluster support for invoking transfers that use all nodes in a cluster and New node API for querying cluster transfer status through one cluster address. New autoscale service for the Transfer Cluster Manager (ATCM) that automatically scales the number of Aspera Server nodes for client transfer demands up and down based on user-defined policies. New super fast HVM images running on Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure, supports single transfers sessions at up to 1.5 Gigabits per second throughput using the latest VM technology. Many new Direct-to-Cloud storage advanced transfer capabilities supporting all major cloud storage providers including, IBM SoftLayer Swift, AWS S3 and GovCloud, Microsoft Azure Blob, Akamai Netstorage, Limelight Orchestrate Cloud Storage, Google Cloud Storage, HDFS, Ceph, and coming soon, CleverSafe. New Aspera Watch (Asperawatchd) Service A new ultra fast...

IBM Aspera Connect Browser Plug-in

Aspera introduces the release of the IBM Aspera Connect Browser Plug-in. Aspera Connect 3.6.0 is a significant new release that includes a new native plug-in for Chrome browsers (allowing Connect to work in Chrome browsers in which NPAPI is disabled). In addition, Connect 3.6.0 includes a new JavaScript API. The new API supports all major browsers, including Chrome browsers in which NPAPI is disabled. These changes are described in detail below: Chrome Web browser updates Prior to version 3.6.0, Connect required support for NPAPI plug-ins, which Chrome supported by default. However, Chrome version 42.0 now disables NPAPI plug-in support by default. This release of Connect no longer uses NPAPI for Chrome, and so preserves compatibility with the new Chrome behaviour. Note: If you want to use Chrome without upgrading Connect, you must perform the Chrome configuration workaround described in the Aspera Support Knowledgebase article here. Connect’s new JavaScript API In the new Connect API, many previously synchronous functions are now asynchronous, improving overall responsiveness and flexibility. In order to use the new API, you must adjust your code accordingly. Note that there are certain parameters that, if in use in previous versions of the Connect API, you must update if you intend to use Connect 3.6.0. For a complete listing of new, changed, and removed parameters in this release, see the information on Connect in the Aspera Developer Network here. Important: While Aspera recommends that all users upgrade to Connect 3.6.0, you must upgrade if: You run Aspera web applications on the Chrome browser. You plan to upgrade your Shares, Faspex, or Connect Server installation with the next release....

Aspera Files SaaS Platform Cloud – Connects Multiple Storage Systems

Pay-As-You-Go Service is Expected to Appeal to Smaller Media Firms with Its Lower Cost of Entry Aspera has introduced Aspera Files, a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. Aspera parent company IBM said Aspera Files will allow companies to connect multiple storage platforms in order to exchange any size of file-based media or data across separate organizations. Content can be stored and accessed in storage systems in the cloud as well as on-site, with drag-and-drop capabilities for authenticated content sharing. The new platform is built on Aspera’s FASP data-transfer technology, which is designed specifically to speed the transport of large data over the Internet by eliminating bottlenecks introduced in standard TCP-based file transfers. Aspera co-founder and CEO Michelle Munson told StudioDaily that the new platform goes above and beyond what Aspera was previously able to provide, in part by reducing the barrier to entry for smaller facilities. “This is our first time being able to offer pure software-as-a-service,” she said. “For a lot of media organisations, particularly small ones, it’s about being able to get up and running easily. This system is pay as you go. Customers run their own virtual machines on Amazon or Azure, but in this case it’s all put together by us, with exclusive sharing and interoperable management features.” Companies can sign up for a branded web presence via Aspera Files, then create Workspaces for project-based file sharing. Shared content will automatically appear in the Workspaces of users who are authorised to access the files. Packages of content from connected storage locations can also be delivered to user or group Inboxes, where those users can browse files in a given package or...

Aspera Delivers Major Advances in its Core Fasp High-Speed Transfer Platform

Aspera unveiled the next generation of its unique FASP software platform for moving Big Data and media at maximum speed and scale regardless of size, distance or network conditions.  Multiple breakthroughs bring new capabilities and advanced features, allowing enterprises of all sizes to meet variable data movement demands in real time with speed, control, security and ease, and all capabilities are designed to move data directly to cloud and on premise storage. Advances in the Core Transport ascp4 is the next-generation Aspera file transfer binary introducing a new architecture for ultra high-speed transfer of small files in addition to large data sets. The architecture transfers up to one million files per minute for even the smallest file sizes (e.g. <10KB) and achieves > 5Gbps transfer rates for global RTT and packet loss conditions (200ms / 2%). FASPStream transport expands Aspera’s FASP transport technology for “live” and “near live” data streaming. Aspera FASP is a patented transport protocol for achieving highly efficient bulk data transfer over IP networks, independent of distance and quality (round-trip latency and packet loss). FASPstream expands this capability to provide a fully reliable streaming protocol for in-order data delivery over Internet WANs with excellent quality and negligible start up delay. Advances in Aspera Direct-to-Cloud Transfer and Autoscaling Aspera Direct-to-Cloud Storage transfer capability moves even the largest (4K) media formats from source directly to object storage destination with native I/O for all major cloud storage providers: IBM SoftLayer Swift, AWS S3, Microsoft Azure Blob, Akamai NetStorage, Limelight Orchestrate Cloud Storage, Google Cloud Storage, and HDFS (beta).  Version 3.6 brings many new capabilities to all Aspera On Demand products such...

Webinar – Introducing Aspera Files

Large Data Sharing and Collaboration in the Cloud Aspera Files is a new SaaS platform that allows any organisation, small to large, to establish a branded web presence for the fast, easy and secure exchange and delivery of any size file based media or data between end users across separate organisations, combining multiple storage platforms. Data can be stored and easily accessed in multiple cloud and on-premise storage systems and sharing between users and trusted organisations is as easy as drag-and-drop regardless of where the content is located. In this webinar Aspera demonstrate how Aspera Files enables you to: Easily establish a web presence with branded “Organisations” and “Workspaces” Quickly ingest, share and exchange ultra large files Store, access and deliver content seamlessly across multiple cloud and on premises storage systems Assemble digital delivery packages from any source including local, remote, cloud and on premises locations transparently via simple drag and drop Maintain complete security of content within the organisation, while sharing with its 3rd party partners, and with peered organisations Speaker: Michelle Munson, President, CEO & Co-Founder Event Type: Live Webinar Event Date: Wednesday 13th May – 1600Hrs GMT Review this...