IBM buys Aspera to speed up movement of big data
Aspera can move big data to and from the cloud faster than traditional methods whilst providing predictability, bandwidth control and security. This benefits companies such as media organizations uploading TV shows and movies for streaming, medical research companies sharing genome data, or any organization trying to share and synchronize data between multiple devices on different sites.
“Our team has redefined how the world’s biggest data can be moved quickly, securely and reliably around the world,” says Michelle Munson, president and co-founder of Aspera. “By tapping into IBM’s innovative capabilities and global resources, we will solve ever expanding data movement challenges for our customers now and in the future”.
The acquisition builds on IBM’s Smarter Commerce initiative by helping businesses to speed up their digital supply chains. Aspera’s fasp technology will be integrated into IBM’s SoftLayer cloud infrastructure next year. The financial terms of the takeover deal have not been released.
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