IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud

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IBM Aspera on Cloud


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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)
  • File organization (9)
  • Access control (9)
  • User and role management (9)

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Pay as You Go


per transferred gigabyte

Standard Edition


per transfer volume starting at 1 terabyte per year

Advanced Edition


per transfer volume starting at 6 terabytes per year

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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

Features Scorecard

File Sharing & Management


Cloud Storage Security & Administration


Cloud Storage Platform


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

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June 22, 2021

IBM Aspera on Cloud

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Easy integration with IBM cloud
  • Great batch processing on data
  • Easy to Automate
  • The interface with which a cloud engineer interacts. Current IBM cloud interface difficult to use
  • Error logging/reporting could be better with offering some flexibility and exceptions
  • Predicted ETA a little deceiving
December 30, 2020

Aspera on the Go!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • It allows large file to be sent
  • I can send it securely by email
  • I can download the application to my desktop so i have the files on hand
  • The recipient had trouble downloading the data and the software would not install for them
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
  • I would like more easily scriptable workflow support - perhaps some Python libraries?
  • Email notifications when data quotas have been reached
  • I would like to see the price difference between Standard and Advanced come down.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Reliability of transfers.
  • Simplicity of use once well configured.
  • Availability of specialists to help building solutions.
  • UI is not always consistent nor working (drag and drop buggy in certain areas).
  • Missing contextual help.
  • Missing some granularity for the activity feature.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Upload/download large files without it failing and starting over
  • File integrity/no corruption
  • Storing files for re-download
  • 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)
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
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Review Source
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.