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Using SaaS to build branded web presence

A new software as a service (SaaS) platform, Aspera Files, is being showcased at IBC2015.

Aspera said the platform was developed to enable any organisation to establish a branded web-based presence for fast, easy and secure exchange and delivery of any size file-based media or data between end users across separate organisations, combining multiple storage platforms.

Content can be stored and accessed in multiple cloud and on-premise storage systems, and may be shared between users and trusted organisations. Aspera asserted that the platform enables distance-neutral exchange of any size data over the Internet, regardless of network conditions.

Aspera Files has a security system that provides authorised users with a distributed content access control system that enforces content sharing permissions and authenticates each user’s access. Content transfers may be encrypted
on the wire and at rest, with optional client-side and server-side encryption.

The platform is designed to scale to meet variable demand in throughput and storage by automatically adding new transfer nodes as transfer load increases, moving heavily utilised transfer nodes into an unavailable pool, and spinning down surplus nodes when transfer demand subsides.