Aspera works well, but is hard to implement.
July 08, 2020

Aspera works well, but is hard to implement.

Ben Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Aspera on Cloud

To move large data files from on-premise to on the cloud. Most of our unstructured data and even some structured datasets can move quickly into the cloud.
  • Easy to connect to data sources
  • Fast data moving
  • Integrated with IBM cloud
  • Difficult to set up
  • Firewall causes issues
  • Allowed for bigger files to transfer without heavy implementation of data storage in the cloud
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.
  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
  • IBM Cloud Databases
  • IBM Watson Studio (formerly IBM Data Science Experience)
  • IBM Watson Machine Learning
  • IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog
This simplifies the security concerns since data only goes to one vendor for analytics and data science consumption. Also, legal liability for breach protection is easier to obtain this way as well.
Just less wait time, which is always good.
Yes, our data is sensitive and needs the secure data transfer. Otherwise I couldn’t use the tool.
Yes, like most organizations, we need security roles to allow access to data, and IBM cloud has a full suite of role accesses that help manage multiple users in the same environment.
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.

IBM Aspera on Cloud Feature Ratings

Video files
10
Audio files
10
Access control
10
User and role management
10
File organization
10
Performance
5
Reliability
5
Storage Reports
10