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May 23, 2015 9:39 AM ET

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Company Overview of Aspera, Inc.

Company Overview

Aspera, Inc. develops data transfer software technologies that support deployments on public, private, and hybrid cloud platforms. It offers transfer servers, such as enterprise servers for transferring files, directories, and data sets over the wide area networks; connect servers that enable fasp-powered transfers; and a fasp proxy that protects organization’s networks through restrictive network environment transfers. The company provides Web applications to share files and directories; and FASPEX, a person-to-person file delivery and collaboration platform for sending and receiving digital packages. It offers transfer clients, including desktop applications for initiating transfers; point...

5900 Hollis Street

Suite E

Emeryville, CA 94608

United States

Founded in 2004

Phone:

510-849-2386

Fax:

510-868-8392

Key Executives for Aspera, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President
Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering
Chief Technologist of Developer Platform
Vice President of Technology Solutions
Age: 59
Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Aspera, Inc. Key Developments

Broadway Video Selects Aspera to Accelerate Production and Distribution of Original Content

IBM announced that Broadway Video has selected Aspera as the exclusive provider of high-speed file transfer solutions for bi-coastal production and content distribution to VOD and OTT providers. By significantly reducing the time it takes to produce and transfer content, Broadway Video can expand viewing options and quickly deliver new and previously broadcast material to millions worldwide. To expand viewing, Broadway Video intends to improve the movement of content between its production studios in Los Angeles and New York to accelerate delivery to VOD and OTT providers. Broadway Video selected a suite of high-speed transfer, management, and automation software from Aspera to advance its production and distribution capabilities. The deployment is centered on Aspera Shares and faspex transport technology.

Aspera Announces the Introduction of Aspera Files

IBM announced the introduction of Aspera Files, a new SaaS platform by Aspera, an IBM company, that allows any organization, small to large, to establish a branded web-based presence for the fast, easy and secure exchange and delivery of any size file-based media or data between end users across separate organizations, combining multiple storage platforms. Content can be stored and easily accessed in multiple cloud and on-premise storage systems, and sharing between users and trusted organizations is as easy as drag-and-drop regardless of where the content is located. Built on Aspera FASP transport technology for distance-neutral transfer of large data over the Internet, the platform will break all the enterprise barriers of conventional file sharing, enabling high-speed access, delivery and exchange of any size data, at distance, regardless of network conditions. The requirement for today's enterprise to conveniently ingest, exchange, and distribute file-based digital media content and big data fast, securely, and with the "scale-up" capacity of cloud platforms is at an all-time high. Media companies and enterprises at large are creating more high-resolution content and data sets than ever, with increasingly shorter turnaround times in highly competitive markets that also depend upon secure inter-company collaboration. Until today, no single application platform has existed that can solve all of the major barriers of the file exchange problem in this environment. Aspera created Files to meet these requirements: Simplicity - Companies small and large can easily sign up, establish a uniquely branded web presence under their "Organization" and be immediately operational. Branded "Workspaces" can be created under each Organization for project-based content sharing within a community of users. Sharing is as easy as drag-and-drop regardless of where the content is located, on multiple on-premises storage systems or across remote cloud infrastructure; Convenience -Users can share files with any authorized individual or group by simply selecting the item, the target user or group, and the appropriate access level. Shared content appears automatically in the Workspaces of the target users with the appropriate permissions. Users can also select finished content from any authorized storage location and send it to the Inbox of other users or groups. Recipients are notified when a new digital package has been received, and they may browse and download specific files or folders in the package, or download the entire package itself; Performance - Built on top of Aspera FASP and Aspera's Direct-to-Cloud storage technology, direct ingest, transfer, exchange and storage of even the large (4K) media formats occurs at maximum speed over the longest long-haul global WANs to both on-premises and cloud /CDN "object" storage. The platform supports storage and transfer of content in all major commercial and open source cloud platforms—IBM SoftLayer Swift, AWS S3, Azure Blob, Google Storage and Openstack Swift, and will be extensible to major CDN cloud storage in the future—and supports traditional (SAN/NAS) storage on premises via Aspera servers and clusters; Security – Aspera Files delivers complete security of content across authorized users within each Organization, with third-party partners, and with trusted organizations. The platform introduces a breakthrough distributed content access control system that enforces content sharing permissions on behalf of content owners and securely authenticates each end user's access through a delegated OAuth authorization and secure access key system. Content transfers may be encrypted on the wire and at rest, with optional client-side and server-side encryption; Scale – Built on the new cross-platform Aspera Cluster Manager with Autoscale, Aspera Files can easily scale up with new transfer server instances in an Organization's location of choice, on premises or in the cloud, to meet variable demand in throughput and storage. The distributed self-scaling clustering technology automatically adds new transfer nodes as transfer load increases, automatically moves heavily utilized transfer nodes into an unavailable pool, and automatically spins down surplus nodes when transfer demand subsides; Customization - Both Organizations and Workspaces allow for custom branded logos and lightweight custom re-skins. A platform API allows organizations to leverage native content sharing, transfer and scale out properties within their own media management systems.

72andSunny Partners with Aspera for Cloud-Based Media Management and Collaboration

IBM announced that 72andSunny has selected high-speed transfer and automation software from Aspera, as the backbone for its new cloud-based media management platform, providing high performance transfers to cloud-based media asset management systems and enabling collaboration between creative teams worldwide. 72andSunny set out to create a world-class studio that would produce cutting-edge design, editorial, visual effects and graphics. To stay ahead of the curve and future-proof its media assets, 72andSunny takes advantage of the newest technology advances by shooting in 4k and 6k resolutions, which results in massive file sizes that are too difficult to transport using traditional transfer technologies. As a key component of 72andSunny's cloud-based, integrated media management system, Aspera scales fluidly to meet demand for 72andSunny's rapidly growing asset library. Leveraging Aspera's high-speed transfer platform enables 72andSunny to quickly move, synchronize, and exchange large media files between its global offices, field locations, customers and partners at maximum speed, regardless of file size, transfer distance, or network conditions. Aspera facilitates collaboration between widely dispersed teams – with many employees using wireless connections – by transferring large files over Wi-Fi and cellular networks at speeds that are significantly faster than traditional mobile transfer technologies. This eliminates the need for employees to "plug-in" at the office to share large files, allowing teams to continue working as usual while transferring files wirelessly. 72andSunny enlisted the services of digital asset management consulting group XPlatform Consulting to develop the comprehensive solution supporting the strategic shift of their media management system to the cloud. XPlatform Consulting quickly nominated Aspera's high-speed FASP transfer technology for the solution, confident that the unrivaled performance, security, ease of integration and reliability of the Aspera solution would complement the proposed digital asset management system effectively.

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