Fasp, a patented transport technology of Aspera (News - Alert), Inc., will be showcased as part of numerous partner solutions at NAB 2012. Aspera’s fasp transfer technology software eliminates the fundamental bottlenecks of conventional file transfer technologies such as FTP, HTTP, and Windows CIFS and dramatically speeds transfers over public and private IP networks.
Aspera claimed that conventional TCP file transfer technologies such as FTP dramatically reduce the data rate in response to any packet loss, and cannot maintain long-term throughputs at the capacity of high-speed links but its fasp technology supposedly attains one hundred percent utilization of high-speed links with a single transfer stream. Fasp is capable sustaining the highest possible end-to-end file transfer rates on cross-continental and intercontinental file transfers where latencies are high and packet loss is variable.
The company also claimed that it was selected by Microsoft (News - Alert) to enable high-speed transfer with Windows Azure Media Services. Sorenson Media and Zencoder provide cloud-based services that rely on Aspera for big-data movement to and from remote infrastructures to offer scalable video encoding to their customers. File sharing services like YouSendIt use Aspera transport platform to enable higher transfer speeds for large files with fasp technology.
“By enabling the high-speed movement of file-based content over wide area networks, Aspera software has become a core technology component that digital media companies rely on every day for their most demanding workflows. We're very happy to see broad and growing adoption of our transport by partners who offer new solutions and services that help move big-data industries forward,” said Bhavik Vyas, director of Technology Partnerships and Cloud Services at Aspera, in a press release.
Some of the notable features of fasp technology are delay and loss independent with near-zero overhead; ideal efficiency attained with a single transport stream; perfect efficiency for large set of small files; distance neutral, fast, smooth progressive transfer; and more.
Aspera will also be showcasing Direct-to-S3 On-demand transport solutions at NAB 2012 and the fasp technology can be seen all over the NAB show floor providing high-speed data transfer from cloud infrastructure to media workflow solutions and high-performance storage.