IBM Aspera Enterprise Server

IBM Aspera Enterprise Server

Universal file transfer server with desktop and mobile clients

IBM Aspera Enterprise Server (Enterprise Server) is an industry standard software solution for moving large files, directories and data sets over wide area networks (WANs) with unrivaled Aspera performance. Built on the patented Fast, Adaptive and Secure Protocol (FASP), Aspera Enterprise Server delivers maximum data transfer throughput, independent of distance and network conditions, and can scales significantly by enabling on-demand cloud storage and computing capacity. 

Enterprise Server delivers maximum transfer throughput independent of distance and network conditions, typically achieving 10-100x speed improvement over FTP/ SCP, with end-to-end security and exceptional bandwidth control.

Diagram of the Enterprise Server Environment

Key benefits:

  • Predictable delivery times with “minimum transfer rate” configurable via transfer priority levels
  • Highly scalable, with thousands of con-current transfer sessions and multi-gigabit per second aggregate throughput
  • Benefit from Aspera’s top-notch engineering and R&D via an annual development subscription, which includes all available libraries, APIs, development licenses and support
  • Maximum control, even resource usage, and fastest transfer times with configurable options for controlling the intra-file ‘splitting’ over the parallel sessions
  • Deployable on premises or in the cloud (public, private, hybrid)

Feature spotlights:

Universal file transfer capabilities

IBM Aspera Enterprise Server supports various options to connect including desktop and mobile applications and third-party embedded clients. It provides enterprise-grade security that protects vital digital assets with Secure Shell (SSH) authentication, in-transit and at-rest encryption, and data integrity verification. The software enables access to scalable, on-demand storage and computing capacity. It
supports various Linux and Microsoft Windows server platforms and Internet browsers.

Fast, reliable transfers of virtually any size files

This server software fully uses the available bandwidth for any network, from low capacity to multi-gigabit. It supports transfers from the desktop and point-to-point clients, command line, third-party embedded clients or mobile applications and serves as the high-speed backbone for Aspera transfers of file-based data over public Internet or private IP links.

File-based workflow automation

Enterprise Server uses hot folder services and defines custom pre- and post-delivery functionality using scriptable command line or the software development kit library. It automatically forwards uploaded files to other nodes, even if files are initially transferred inbound without Aspera, such as through FTP deliveries. It provides more reliable deliveries, with automatic retry-and-resume for failed transfers. With Aspera Sync, it can provide multi-site, multidirectional file synchronization.

Versatile administrative options

Supports any number of users and allows you to manage security settings, user access rights and transfer settings based on organizational requirements. Admins can set priorities and define aggregate or per-flow bandwidth allocation, and enable various transfer settings based on the time of day, per user or group, by client IP address or metadata. It allows administrators to monitor transfers, and configure email notifications and delivery confirmations on the client and server.

Flexible features

External organizations such as vendors and customers can contribute or download digital content faster, with more security and greater reliability. Organizations gain a centralized, high-speed file repository accessible through the Aspera desktop client or custom applications using the embedded Aspera client.

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