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Aspera, an IBM Company, Unveils Expanded On Demand Transfer Platform for Big Data


-- Aspera extends breakthrough high-speed transfer platform to transfer, sync and stream media in the cloud

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced at IBC 2014 that Aspera, an IBM company and creator of technologies that move the world's data at maximum speed, has expanded its unique software platform for moving Big Data and media with new capabilities that allow media enterprises to efficiently transfer, synchronize and stream content of any type, resolution and size across distributed cloud and on premises systems, even at global distances.

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The evolving digital media ecosystem is undergoing rapid innovation and change with the explosive growth in size and volume of digital content, the proliferation of multiple video formats, and the insatiable appetite of audiences to consume more media, more quickly on more devices. As a result, 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. The cloud, with virtually unlimited computing and storage resources, has emerged as a viable alternative to fixed-capacity data centers, but the challenge of moving Big Data into and out of the cloud quickly and effectively prevented these organizations from fully realizing their potential.

With the introduction of Aspera On Demand, Aspera addressed this fundamental problem by enabling high-speed transfers of large media to, from and across cloud infrastructures, directly to cloud storage. At this year's IBC show, Aspera will debut the latest Aspera On Demand Platform built on FASP 3.5 technology. Any content can now seamlessly move across distributed cloud and on premises systems while meeting fluctuating demands in real time with speed, control and ease.

Customers such as Viki, PERFORM and WDR mediagroup have already demonstrated how the transfer platform can help dramatically scale their business by powering both on premise and cloud deployments with options to automatically shift workflows to cloud environments to increase capacity on demand as needed.

New products and technologies announced at IBC 2014 include:

"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."

To learn more about these new solutions, please visit Aspera at IBC 2014 in Hall 7 G30 for a demonstration.

About AsperaAspera, an IBM company, 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, Emmy® award-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. Organizations across a variety of industries on six continents rely on Aspera software for the business-critical transport of their digital assets. Please visit http://www.asperasoft.com and follow us on Twitter @asperasoft for more information.

Contact information:Sean AudetIBM Media Relationsspaudet@us.ibm.com +1-781-665-5213