IBM Aspera on Cloud vs. Wing FTP Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
IBM Aspera on Cloud is a hosted service of IBM Aspera. Rather than just optimizing or accelerating data transfer, IBM Aspera’s high-speed data transfer fully utilizes available network bandwidth to maximize speed and scale up with no theoretical limit, without impacting other network traffic. According to the vendor, the solution drives unmatched transfer speeds, end-to-end security, reliability, and exceptional bandwidth control. IBM Aspera on Cloud also offers file…
$1.01
per month per GB transferred
Wing FTP Server
Score 5.0 out of 10
N/A
Wing FTP Server is a managed file transfer system.N/A
Pricing
IBM Aspera on CloudWing FTP Server
Editions & Modules
Pay as You Go
$1.01
per month per GB transferred
Standard Edition
$760.80
per year
Advanced Edition
$11,088.00
per year
Enterprise Edition
Contact Sales
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM Aspera on CloudWing FTP Server
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
IBM Aspera on CloudWing FTP Server
Considered Both Products
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Chose IBM Aspera on Cloud
Aspera Managed File Transfer racks up evenly against its' competitors. I use different programs to share and upload media to different affiliates, however this program seems to be one of the most popular in the industry. This could be due to the ease of use, and the fact that …
Wing FTP Server

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User Ratings
IBM Aspera on CloudWing FTP Server
Likelihood to Recommend
6.5
(13 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(4 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Aspera on CloudWing FTP Server
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
It is best suited to products and companies which extensively use IBM cloud and other cloud hosted services by IBM. This is because since the existing interface is a little challenging to use, IBM's own products and platform is well integrated with IBM Aspera on Cloud and there's relatively little work for the integration team
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Wing FTP Software
If FTP is your primary setup, you're fine. SFTP would cost 4 times as much. However, it's a small price to pay for stability and security. Plus, it comes with 1 year of support.
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Pros
IBM
  • Ease of use: the Graphical User Interface doesn't require technical know-how to operate
  • Delivery Receipts: this allows us the confidence to know our files have reached our customers
  • Activity Monitor: lets you know how much data you have used, which is important for budgeting reasons.
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Wing FTP Software
  • Uploads content quickly.
  • Is easy to use.
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Cons
IBM
  • Track upload/download usage OVERALL to know how much space is left
  • Track cloud storage overall to know how much space is left
  • More easily send single links to users for download, rather than full access (I know it is possible, but it is not intuitive)
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Wing FTP Software
  • Could have provided more clear tutorials to install and setup.
  • Maybe a setup video linked to customer page.
  • Offer SFTP and FTPS as standard instead o Enterprise version as SFTP is becoming the new standard.
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Usability
IBM
No answers on this topic
Wing FTP Software
Stable and secure. Easy to use. Just works.
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Support Rating
IBM
The support from IBM is fast and reliable. Very knowledgeable engineers provide you with the support on Aspera. We had a very good experience when opened tickets and we were able to get our issues resolved quickly. Most solutions are provided within a day so you can expect a quick turnaround time. Overall, the support has been very good.
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Wing FTP Software
Support was amazing in getting setup.
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Implementation Rating
IBM
The service provided by the authorized vendor was excellent. It was a good collaboration between the vendor IT team and internal IT team. They provided us with a timeline and we verified and approved that timeline. Daily stand ups and weekly meetups were conducted to update the internal team on progress. They were able to deliver all deliverables on time also, they conducted both alpha testing and beta version testing in time. Overall, they were able to complete the implementation in the given timeline.
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Wing FTP Software
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
Aspera comes with IBM cloud so there isn’t really a choice. Since it’s built-in, it integrates well and there was no need to buy another solution. Therefore, I did not consider other options. It worked fine, gave access files, push data securely, and did it faster than standard HTTPS.
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Wing FTP Software
I find that Wing FTP Server stacks up fairly against competitors, and offers efficiency and speed not found in all media sharing programs. I love that I am able to effectively share media quickly. Our company has tried all different media sharing programs and this one is of our top choices.
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • Aspera has changed the way we do business. We are now able to share huge file sets electronically, saving on external drives, shipping costs, time, and effort.
  • Our industry is very slow to commit to electronic alternatives to physical media. In less than three years, the positive results of using this service have caused over 70% of our user base to fully commit to electronic delivery, with the number of physical fulfillments quickly being driven toward zero.
  • Transfers within our own company, which formerly relied solely on FTP/HTTP transfer drives that would take days now take minutes with Aspera. Our software team relies on the speed and accuracy of the transfers.
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Wing FTP Software
  • Overall good impact on our business objectives.
  • This helps share media in a very quick manner.
  • Great for large file sharing.
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ScreenShots

IBM Aspera on Cloud Screenshots

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