IBM Aspera on Cloud Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Aspera has been the most favorable file sharing and cloud transfer solution that my company has used. It is very reliable and efficient when it comes to file sharing and file transfer. My company is in the online retail sector, and we have multiple software that we use and that are a part of our operational model. Some of the software we use deals with sales, logistics, CRM, HR, etc. We require a reliable tool to share files on software installation, and these files also include authentic information that is sensitive and cannot be disclosed to unauthorized personnel. IBM Aspera for us, is the fastest file sharing solution in a highly secured environment. The embedded protocols meet our security standards and speed requirements. Most files that we transfer take a huge amount of space and IBM Aspera allows us to transfer those huge files very quickly. It's a fast-paced transfer tool even when the internet speed is not that high. Aspera makes sharing large size files over the internet very easy.
  • Very easy to configure, implement, administer, and support. In my company, we don't require a vendor to support Aspera. We have a dedicated team, which does the work for us. This makes it cost-effective.
  • Features include file-sharing options for users outside the organization. This is a great feature especially if you deal with multiple sales vendor who requires restricted access to your software. Aspera allows you to share certain software access files with them.
  • The biggest issue is with version control, there are frequent requests that come along to update to the latest version. This becomes a challenge if you use Aspera around the clock. Any updates will halt Aspera's use and this can create operational inefficiency.
  • File download with the same file name creates an issue because the system doesn't distinguish between the files. No error message is shown and the file gets downloaded as it is on the desktop.
IBM Aspera worked out well for my company. In online retail, you are subjected to huge data storage and a large amount of file sharing. The biggest concern with file sharing is the size of the file and the security standards you have to follow when sharing that file. IBM Aspera was able to fit the needs well. For file transfer it is the fastest tool, we have shared files that exceeded 300 GB, and sometimes more than 500 GB, and Aspera takes less than 5 minutes for the file transfer to happen with a medium-speed internet connection. Another reason we use Aspera is that we have multiple locations around which we share files and it not a hassle to implement and support Aspera on those locations. We support Aspera at our client locations as well, and it is very easy to give clients and vendors access to Aspera. The biggest challenge has been the frequent version updates, installing updates for a company that operates around the clock is a huge challenge. We also found some features missing like search and filtering, and it is very much required for our company that we have those features.
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Score 10 out of 10
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IBM Aspera On Cloud is a solution used by our company to fulfill complex, bespoke file sets in excess of 300 GB. The business requirement is that we fulfill these packages in a single business day, globally. It's quite a challenge to do so in an industry where security is tight and connections are varied. The FASP Protocol in Aspera helps us meet our goals, both allowing us to turn around our workspace contents quickly, and offering the absolute fastest, safest connection possible. It meets both our stringent security standards and our speed requirements.
  • Totally secure workspaces. Files are invisible unless shared and authenticated.
  • Unparalleled speeds of transfer - Haven't capped the speeds yet, across multiple users.
  • Top-notch support services. I've never had a ticket go longer than 24 hours without being reviewed by an engineer, resolved, and closed.
  • Functionality is growing, and new features are being added (sometimes changing the experience without warning).
  • The UI is rather sparse and requires some getting used to.
  • Features like search and filtering on workspace names are still missing, so some scrolling is required to work within the Files menu.
There is no better transfer service being offered for the price, and no other transfer service that isn't renting pipe from IBM can touch the speed. Aspera can be used by any part of an organization, workspaces can be spun up in less than a minute, files can be transferred as fast as the pipe allows, and shared in seconds.
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Score 7 out of 10
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We are using it to transfer data within the organization and between external parties. It addresses problems like file collaboration, sync, automation, and migration needs. The support of large files also is helpful. Structured and unstructured data files also a benefit. Moreover, since this is in the cloud, we don't have to have our own servers to host this.

  • File collaboration.
  • Transfer large files.
  • UI could be improved.
  • Plugins can be a pain point.
IBM Aspera is well suited to companies that span across the globe since it makes sense to use a cloud solution.
It is also great for enterprise-sized companies since it makes file sharing so much easier.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use Aspera on the cloud to share software installation files and marketing contents to customers and partners.
  • Easy to use and easy to configure and administer.
  • Desktop Sync Client is now free!
  • Options to share files or request files from users outside the organization.
  • Integration options can help save on costs.
  • Frequent request to install the latest version of the client.
  • Intermittent errors on IOS client when receiving packages as a guest.
Aspera is perfect to share large-format files over internet, especially when the internet connection is not stable.

No value-added if it is for small and conventional sized files. Also in the case of migration of large volumes of data to the cloud, be ready to pay as the cost goes high. It is also not the best option to store and archive the files permanently due to the cost.
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Score 7 out of 10
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Aspera Managed File Transfer is being used by our marketing team, to share and receive media with outside affiliates. This program provides a hub to share and upload information to various partners and organizations.
  • This program provides a hub to share and upload information to various partners and organizations.
  • Media upload/download is fast and easy to use
  • Able to access this program anywhere
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This is well suited in a high paced, collaborative work environment where a large volume of media needs to constantly be shared on a regular basis.

I recommend this program if you need to share media with multiple partners, in smaller work settings this program might not be the best suited for media sharing.
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Score 8 out of 10
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The organization I work for made the decision to purchase Aspera and have it integrated with a new Workflow Management system for their Graphics Department. As the Graphics Department was sending large files to different artist and project leaders, they required a very fast, reliable system that supported large files to be uploaded and downloaded with speed and with the integrity and quality of the file intact.
  • The upload and download speed is very fast compared to the other systems we have used in the past.
  • The file uploader has a progress bar which very accurately shows in both visual and percentage manner, the quantity of the file uploaded and time remaining.
  • Ability to send multiple files to multiple people. A lot of these file transfer systems dont have that ability, so its a great plus for a big organization.
  • The upload window doesnt stay on top of the web browsers. It kept getting lost if another browser tab was opened.
  • The system lacks ability to customize the due notifications when the upload/download is completed. The users should be able to choose if they want a sound notification or another way to be notified of large uploads/downloads that take time.
  • Multiple downloads of the same name (same file)have no distinct file names automatically given by the system to distinguish between them. I think the system should prompt an error message in that instance.
Aspera Managed File Transfer is great for big organizations that require large file upload & downloads and want to maintain the integrity of the file quality. Its especially important for files with a graphic element as any degradation in the file quality can have serious consequences. Its a great system to be integrated into an already established workflow management system. The file transfer managed by Aspera maintain their quality and the speed of upload and download are both phenomenal compared to the other systems out there.
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IBM Aspera on Cloud Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Versioning (1)
8
Video files (2)
8.0
Audio files (2)
8.0
Document collaboration (1)
10
Access control (2)
7.5
File search (1)
5
Device sync (1)
9
User and role management (2)
7.5
File organization (2)
7.0
Device management (1)
9
Performance (2)
7.0
Reliability (2)
8.5
Storage Reports (2)
8.0

About IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera® on Cloud is a hosted service designed to allow users to quickly and reliably send and share files and data sets of any size and type across a hybrid cloud environment — according the vendor, up to hundreds of times faster than FTP and HTTP.

  • Collaborate with internal and external users using shared work spaces, while controlling access to your data.
  • Seamlessly access data stored across multiple clouds and on-premises data centers.
  • Move files of any size and volume over any distance at maximum speed, regardless of network conditions.


IBM Aspera on Cloud Features

File Sharing & Management Features
Does not have featureVersioning
Has featureDocument files
Has featureImage files
Has featureVideo files
Has featureAudio files
Does not have featureDocument collaboration
Has featureShared folders
Has featureAccess control
Does not have featureFile search
Does not have featureDevice sync
Has featureWeb interface
Has featureFile change notifications
Does not have featureSimultaneous editing
Cloud Storage Security & Administration Features
Has featureSingle sign-on
Does not have featureTwo-step verification
Has featureEnd-user encryption
Has featureUser and role management
Has featureStrorage limit management
Has featureFile organization
Does not have featureDevice management
Has featurePassword protected files
Cloud Storage Platform Features
Has featurePerformance
Has featureReliability
Has featureStorage Reports
Has featureMulti-language
Has featureMulti-currency

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Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Pay as You Go0.95per transferred gigabyte
Standard Edition716.40per transfer volume starting at 1 terabyte per year
Advanced Edition10,440.00per transfer volume starting at 6 terabytes per year
Enterprise EditionContact salesper transfer volume starting at 60 terabytes per year

IBM Aspera on Cloud Support Options

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IBM Aspera on Cloud Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android