IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud

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IBM Aspera on Cloud

Overview

Recent Reviews

IBM Aspera on Cloud

7 out of 10
June 22, 2021
It is used internally to transfer production logs, critical app data and resources. The engineering department uses and maintains it from …
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Aspera on the Go!

8 out of 10
December 30, 2020
[IBM Aspera on Cloud] is being used solely by me so that I can forward large documents.
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IBM Aspera on Cloud Review

7 out of 10
January 17, 2020
We are using it to transfer data within the organization and between external parties. It addresses problems like file collaboration, …
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Reliable & FAST File Sharing

8 out of 10
March 07, 2018
The organization I work for made the decision to purchase Aspera and have it integrated with a new Workflow Management system for their …
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Popular Features

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  • Performance (9)
    7.7
    77%
  • File organization (9)
    7.3
    73%
  • Access control (9)
    6.7
    67%
  • User and role management (9)
    6.3
    63%

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Pricing

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Pay as You Go

$0.95

Cloud
per transferred gigabyte

Standard Edition

$716.40

Cloud
per transfer volume starting at 1 terabyte per year

Advanced Edition

$10,440.00

Cloud
per transfer volume starting at 6 terabytes per year

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.ibm.com/cloud/aspera/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Product Demos

IBM Aspera on Cloud helps organizations quickly move data of all sizes
IBM Aspera on Cloud helps organizations quickly move data of all sizes
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Features Scorecard

File Sharing & Management

7.8
78%

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

7.5
75%

Cloud Storage Platform

7.3
73%

Product Details

What is IBM Aspera on Cloud?

IBM Aspera on Cloud is a hosted service of IBM Aspera. Rather than optimize or accelerate 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, this drives unmatched transfer speeds, end-to-end security, reliability, and exceptional bandwidth control. IBM Aspera on Cloud also offers file sharing, workflow automation, central administration, and real-time visibility.

IBM Aspera on Cloud Features

File Sharing & Management Features

  • Supported: Document files
  • Supported: Image files
  • Supported: Video files
  • Supported: Audio files
  • Supported: Shared folders
  • Supported: Access control
  • Supported: Web interface
  • Supported: File change notifications

Cloud Storage Security & Administration Features

  • Supported: Single sign-on
  • Supported: End-user encryption
  • Supported: User and role management
  • Supported: Strorage limit management
  • Supported: File organization
  • Supported: Password protected files

Cloud Storage Platform Features

  • Supported: Performance
  • Supported: Reliability
  • Supported: Storage Reports
  • Supported: Multi-language
  • Supported: Multi-currency

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IBM Aspera on Cloud helps organizations quickly move data of all sizes

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IBM Aspera on Cloud Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android

Frequently Asked Questions

WeTransfer, Progress MOVEit, and Box are common alternatives for IBM Aspera on Cloud.

Reviewers rate Audio files highest, with a score of 8.2.

The most common users of IBM Aspera on Cloud are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Computer Software industry.

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Reviews and Ratings

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Ratings

Reviews

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June 22, 2021

IBM Aspera on Cloud

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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
Ben Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
If most datasets are file-based and they are sizable, like 10-100 GB, then Aspera is worth connecting. It is built into IBM cloud and so no additional purchase. If your data is already in a multi-cloud environment, then the speed to movement is probably already resolved and Aspera would not be needed.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
IBM Aspera on Cloud is well suited to deliver files across global distances--especially where workflows involve data being used by different workforces due to economic circumstances. For example, if you work in Post Production, you might use it for transferring digital film plates to be worked on by your cheaper workforce overseas.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
For large file exchange Aspera is great and you can count on it to get what you have sent. You can track its use and the progress of all transfers.

Unfortunately, some companies are using alternative solutions as Signiant and all technologies are not communicating directly.

Simple case, it would be great to have an FTP connector to avoid in some circumstances to have to get files from a FTP server to a personal computer to then reupload to Aspera, or the same to upload on a FTP server. This could be a degraded mode (in term of performances) but would be very convenient.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Great product, it just needs to be slightly more intuitive in the interface (unless it's just me!). But even after poking around, I can only find my month by month upload/download usage, not how much I have left in my current purchase plan.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.