IBM Aspera develops breakthrough software transfer and streaming technologies to achieve optimal performance and cost savings using existing network infrastructure. In addition to our software products, SaaS offerings and SDK platform, we provide engineering services to implement our products and transfer technology in small to large business enterprises. Aspera welcomes opportunities for strategic alliances or partnerships with companies large and small.

IBM Aspera’s unwavering mission is to create the next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. With the unstoppable explosion of Big Data in a world where IT and networking infrastructures are more diverse and flexible than ever, Aspera focuses on supplying innovative data transfer solutions that help organizations operate and collaborate more effectively on a global scale.

At the root of Aspera’s success lies our innovative, patented, highly efficient bulk data transport technology: FASP™ (fast, adaptive, secure protocol). This technology is unique and core to all Aspera high-performance file transfer software. Consistently ranked first in every WAN transfer throughput benchmark it was ever evaluated in, FASP outperforms software and hardware WAN acceleration solutions alike.

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FASP™ was market launched in early 2004 and has become the default standard for high-speed data transfer in media and entertainment applications, and is deployed throughout a variety of industries, as well as government and defense markets, on six continents. In Media and Entertainment, Aspera installations cover the major Hollywood studios and service companies, post-production houses, broadcasters and other content providers, cable, satellite, and on-demand media networks, and computer game developers.

IBM Aspera deployments support data transfer in defense/intelligence operations around the world, the automobile industry, pharmaceutical development, software distribution, scientific data distribution, high technology and global IT solutions companies, and transfers between many global outsourcing companies and their US partners in finance, data processing, and engineering design.

The market need for a flexible, next generation file transfer technology is pervasive and exploding as file sizes increase, network capacities grow, and users increasingly exchange data and media. The Aspera platform, deployable on any standard computing device or the Cloud, is capable of filling the next-generation need, providing optimal data transfer and streaming in any application, over any Internet network, from consumer broadband to gigabit core.

Founded in 2004 and now part of IBM Software, Aspera is headquartered in Emeryville, California with satellite offices in the United Kingdom, France and Singapore.

IBM Aspera Technology Highlights


Aspera's software moves the world’s data at maximum speed, regardless of file size, transfer distance Or network conditions. At the heart of our solutions is our patented FASP® transport technology – a Breakthrough transfer protocol that leverages existing WAN infrastructure and commodity hardware to Achieve speeds that are hundreds of times faster than FTP and HTTP, and delivers end-to-end security, 100% reliability and exceptional bandwidth control.


The most universal and open core transport technology available today, Aspera's patented FASP transfer technology is an innovative software that eliminates the fundamental shortcomings of Conventional, TCP-based file transfer technologies such as FTP and HTTP. As a result, FASP transfers maximize the utilization of available bandwidth to deliver unmatched transfer speeds and to Provide a guaranteed delivery time regardless of file size, transfer distance or network conditions. It Supports all high-speed data transfer and automation scenarios across many industries that rely on the exchange, processing, storage and distribution of large data


Aspera's Ascp 4 is a next-generation file transfer binary that ships in version FASP 3.6 and greater alongside Ascp to introduce a new architecture for ultra-high-speed transfer of small files in addition to Large data sets. The architecture transfers one million files per minute for even the smallest file sizes and achieves > 5Gbps transfer rates for global RTT and packet loss conditions


Aspera has developed a scalable, location-agnostic, storage-integrated file transfer and replication Solution for 40 GBPS. WANs and growing based upon its high-speed FASP® transport protocol. In Partnership with industry-leading storage system vendors, it offers solutions that break the storage-to-Storage data transfer bottlenecks using any 40 Gbps IP WAN.

Aspera offers a complete portfolio of software products and technologies that provide organizations of any size in a wide variety of industries with the highest level of performance for every file transfer use case where data needs to be moved at maximum speed.

IBM Aspera Solutions


Aspera software can distribute file-based assets of any size from one geographic location to customers and partners around the world, without compromising performance or security. The solutions are comprised of a high speed transfer server and a variety of client options.


Collaborative file transfer solutions from Aspera provide individuals and groups with intuitive, secure and efficient paradigms to collaborate and exchange files and directories. Web, Desktop, Mobile, and email interfaces provide users with complete freedom and flexibility in sending and receiving data.


With Aspera’s high-speed transfer and automation platform, enterprises can manage and automate file movement and processing from simple repeatable tasks to the most complex and challenging workflows, internally within the organization, across locations or with customers and partners.


Easy to use web applications, coupled with high-speed FASP ® transport and a powerful security model offer a complete solution for ingesting, sharing, and managing data distributed across enterprise storage or cloud storage systems, whether public or private -  the perfect replacement for FTP.


Built with extreme performance and scalability in mind, Aspera Sync overcomes the bottlenecks of conventional synchronization tools like rsync, and scales up and out for maximum speed replication and synchronization over WANs.


The FASPStream software product was created from the ground up by Aspera with the potential to revolutionize the way that live and near-live video is transported.


Aspera offers high-speed data transfer that uses the public Internet to securely and reliably migrate large amounts of data to, from, or between any major cloud.