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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





Key Executives for Aspera, Inc.

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

Aspera Expands Software Platform for Big Data with Aspera On Demand

Aspera has expanded its expanded its software platform for Big Data and media with new the introduction of Aspera On Demand that allow media enterprises to transfer and synchronize content of any type and size across distributed cloud and on premises systems. With 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. 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. The company also announced other products which include: Aspera On Demand Platform with FASP 3.5, Auto-scaling Transfer Platform, Aspera ScaleDB, FASPStream APIs, Aspera Drive (now on OSX) and Aspera Drive for Mobile, Aspera faspex and Shares, Aspera Orchestrator, and Aspera App for Microsoft SharePoint. Aspera On Demand Platform with FASP 3.5 is the latest version of Aspera's high-speed transfer solution supports the transfer and synchronization of the ultra HD files or millions of small files direct to cloud storage and seamlessly integrates with every major cloud storage provider. Building on the direct-to-cloud storage transfer capabilities, the Auto-scaling Transfer Platform automatically scales and expands transfer capacity of Aspera server software in the cloud, providing media companies the ability to expand capacity as needed and leverage the most cost-effective infrastructure. Companies can control and predict content ingest, delivery and distribution times, regardless of media volumes, infrastructure distance or network quality. With Aspera ScaleDB all transfer performance statics are captured by a new scale out data store for distributed, high throughput collection, aggregation and reporting that provides key metrics on usage patterns, transfer performance and service levels. FASPStream APIs allow media applications to transport live video and data feeds over global Internet WANs in real time with predictable speeds, enabling live and near live production on remote cloud systems, such as scale out video processing, transcoding and distribution. Designed for content producers, creative teams and other end users of the Aspera Transfer Platform, Aspera Drive for Mobile and OSX allow them to remotely browse, drag-and-drop transfer, sync and exchange person-to-person rich media content and files. Unlike similar applications and services, Aspera Drive supports content sharing of any size from any remote cloud storage directly in the desktop or mobile device at speeds many times faster and with greater reliability. The newly released versions of Aspera faspex and Shares apps power the file-sharing ecosystem on the backend. Enterprises can control user access, authentication and sharing privileges, while end users enjoy the easy, ultra fast and versatile experience of Aspera Drive. New plug-ins have been added to the library of over 50 third-party applications that can be invoked within an Aspera Orchestrator workflow, including support for ADI.XML Cablelabs verification, DPP format validation, ISM and M3u8 verification, thePlatform media management, Vidchecker verification, MediaInfo and SNMP monitoring. New inline file validation capabilities added to Aspera server and client software verify incoming media and metadata formats against ADI and DPP standards in the most innovative broadcast, file-based VoD distribution and post-production workflows. The Aspera App for Microsoft SharePoint seamlessly enables users of the SharePoint document library to transfer any size files and directories quickly and at full available bandwidth regardless of distance. It automatically allows SharePoint content repositories to scale to unlimited sizes with built-in transfer to any cloud or on premises storage.

Aspera Partners with EVS and Elemental to Bring Unprecedented Second Screen Video Streaming to Millions of Sports Fans Worldwide

IBM announced that Aspera, an IBM company, together with EVS and Elemental deployed the first large-scale system for high-resolution live video streaming via the cloud to enable viewers to watch live HD media and sporting events from their connected devices. Demand for coverage of international sporting events continues to increase, with more and more viewers turning to the Internet for live match streaming. The challenge for many broadcasters is the ability to quickly transfer and distribute match content across smartphones, tablets, laptops and connected TVs. To support this growing online fan base, EVS integrated Aspera FASP high-speed transfer and Elemental video processing technologies to create a revolutionary cloud-based content delivery workflow that scales to stream the world's most watched sporting events to a global fan base. The collaboration resulted in a unique end-to-end production system that is capable of near-live distribution of live action sporting events to streaming networks. This provides regional broadcasters with access to all live camera feeds directly from sporting venues rather than from a single central live stream feed, giving them far greater speed and flexibility in the content they distribute: Through its C-Cast technology at the heart of the workflow, EVS captures video of multiple cameras angles from on-location live production feeds, embedded Aspera FASP high-speed transfer software is used to transfer the video feeds in real-time across continents from sports venues directly to an Aspera On Demand server software running in the cloud, the new Aspera Auto-Scale platform manages transfer server instances to meet demand when workloads spike, elemental Cloud video processing ingests the mezzanine format, converting it into the multiple bit rates, resolutions and streaming protocols required to serve a full range of fan devices, the final output of high-quality, high-resolution live content is delivered to regional broadcasters and streamed to online viewers across the globe.

Aspera Helps Viki Speed the Delivery of Premium Video Content to 33 Million Worldwide Viewers a Month

IBM announced that Viki has selected Aspera as its exclusive provider of high-speed file transfer solutions for all video uploads from Viki's content providers from over 100 countries. By speeding the movement of video -- the most prevalent form of Big Data -- Aspera enables Viki to quickly receive, subtitle and distribute premium video content to its diverse global user base. Limited by slow file transfer times, Viki needed a way to speed the ingest of content from broadcasters around the world in order to continue to fuel its rapid growth and bring fans fresh subtitled programming. With Aspera On Demand, Viki has expanded its worldwide reach by quickly receiving and distributing content through the cloud on a global scale. From an anime cartoon that originates in Japan to a crime show from Hollywood or a Korean drama, Aspera gives Viki the fastest possible transfer speeds regardless of distance or file size, helping the company continue to grow its international user base. By enabling Viki to quickly ingest content with Aspera On Demand, international consumers can view programs that they might not otherwise have been able to watch in their native language and enjoy a whole new library of premium content. Viki uses the cloud-ready Aspera On Demand solution to receive video from global content providers, often just before it airs, and then processes and transcodes the content in a variety of television and device formats and sizes. Equipped with its patented FASP technology, Aspera enables Viki to quickly, reliably and securely ingest these large video files -- typically 40 to 50 GB per file -- directly to the cloud. By reducing file upload times by as much as 50%, Viki is able to expedite turnaround times to deliver new content within an hour after the original network broadcast. Aspera On Demand's intuitive web interface and browser plug-in makes it easy for Viki's broadcast partners to upload content with limited training and technical experience required. This also makes it fast and easy for users, including Viki administrators, to locate the files they need and initiate high-speed transfers.

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