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
Vetted Review
Verified User

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.
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.

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