April 05, 2012
Aspera takes file-based media workflows to the cloud with breakthrough on-demand transport solutions
LAS VEGAS, April 5 — 2012 NAB SHOW, Booth SL10315 — Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world's data at maximum speed, will be demonstrating what is now possible in the cloud for digital media companies at NAB 2012. Aspera will be introducing its Direct-to-S3 transfer software allowing for seamless, high-speed and secure data transfer of file-based digital content at any global distance through this innovative combination of Aspera's patented fasp transport technology with cloud based "object" storage such as Amazon S3.
Throughout the event, Aspera will be showcasing its industry-standard product line enabled with this new capability for high-speed data access in public and private cloud environments and, with Amazon Web Services, will be showing the efficient, large scale workflows that are now possible. As part of the official NAB conference program, Aspera president Michelle Munson will be presenting the advanced capabilities, new workflow possibilities, and cost advantages of these solutions at the Cloud Computing Conference on Monday, April 16th.
The cloud's promise of virtually unlimited, instant increases in compute, network, and storage resources, is tempered by significant technology challenges in getting large media data to, from, and across remote infrastructures at long distances. Until now, the full potential of the cloud to transform IT processes for digital media – such as transcoding, archiving and distributing entertainment content – has been limited by the inherent bottleneck in moving the data.
"Aspera pioneered the high-speed enablement of data-intensive workflows throughout the enterprise, and has now brought the same level of innovation to the cloud with its high-speed transport capabilities, available on-demand," said Bhavik Vyas, director of cloud services at Aspera. "We believe that big data should move at the speed dictated by business requirements, not bottlenecked by conventional technologies."
Aspera is now first in the world to offer seamless, line-speed ingest and distribution of very large media files to and from cloud-based object storage such as the AWS S3 service, independent of distance, and completely secure. With digital supply chains now spanning the globe and the complexity associated with transferring ever-larger file sizes over longer distances increasing exponentially, digital media companies can now realize the full benefits of the cloud with Aspera On-Demand solutions for the high-speed transfer, processing, and storage, of their digital content.
"Our customers and partners using the Amazon Cloud, such as Netflix, Zencoder, SendToNewsand others should never have to worry about the tens of terabytes of content they need to ingest, prepare and deliver every month, nor should they be concerned about content delivery spikes in demand that immediately require more throughput," commented Michelle Munson, president and co-founder of Aspera. "By implementing our joint solution with Amazon Web Services, media companies can focus on what they do best - delivering the best quality content fast - instead of solving IT infrastructure problems."
From a service perspective, cloud-based video encoding specialists Zencoder have built their offering on the AWS infrastructure and integrated Aspera fasptransport technology to further speed up their customers' content delivery workflows.
"Video encoding belongs in the cloud. Our customers want to take advantage of the parallel encoding that we offer through Amazon Web Services," said Jon Dahl, CEO of Zencoder. "Using Aspera, they can get their large media files into Amazon S3 fast, and the resulting transcoding workflows are 8-10x faster than the time it typically takes to prepare new titles for worldwide distribution."
For more information on how Aspera delivers on the promise of the cloud, please visit cloud.asperasoft.com starting Monday April 16th, 2012, or contact the Aspera on-demand team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details on Aspera's cloud activities at NAB 2012
Amazon Web Services on the Aspera Booth
April 16th-19th, Booth SL10315, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center
Cloud infrastructure partner Amazon Web Services will have a permanent demo station on the Aspera booth to showcase the combined AWS and Aspera solutions for high-performance storage, processing and distribution in the cloud. Visitors will be able to spend time with Aspera and AWS experts to discover how media companies large and small can now take full advantage of integrated media workflows at scale on AWS, to deliver on the promise of the cloud to transform their businesses.
Cloud Computing Conference at NAB
April 16th, Room N232, North Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center
Aspera is a proud sponsor and actively involved in the Cloud Computing Conference as part of the official NAB conference program. Organized by the Distributed Computing Industry Association (www.dcia.info), this full-day Conference will demonstrate how software developers are addressing two major concerns with respect to cloud-based solutions for video delivery – reliability and security. Experts will provide a senior management overview of how cloud-based solutions positively impact each stage of the content distribution chain. From collaboration and post-production to storage, delivery, and analytics, decision makers responsible for accomplishing their content-related missions will find this a must-attend event.
Aspera president and co-founder, Michelle Munson, will be a featured speaker at the event, as part of the "Advanced Capabilities, New Features, Cost Advantages of Cloud Computing Solutions" alongside other industry experts
Aspera and Amazon Web Services Cloud Reception
April 17th, 5pm, Booth SL10315
Be sure to join the Aspera and AWS teams for an informal cocktail reception on the Aspera booth, Tuesday, April 17th, starting at 5pm. Don't miss this opportunity to network with the broadcast community and discuss the benefits of taking your content supply chain to the cloud.
Source: Aspera, Inc.
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