Aspera On Demand for Microsoft Azure

Aspera on Demand (AOD) for Microsoft Azure is designed to transfer, share and exchange large files and directories quickly and easily between sites and between individuals and teams leveraging Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure. Unlike other file transfer and sharing solutions, Aspera overcomes the size and speed limitations to send files at the maximum speed, securely and reliably regardless of the file sizes, distance, or network conditions. Simply put, it is the fastest way to get big data into and out of Azure.

AOD for Microsoft Azure comes in several distinct bundles representing the most common deployment and use patterns of Aspera Software:

  • High-speed upload and download to and from Azure using a native client application or a web browser
  • Storing, sharing and exchanging large files and directories 
  • Person-to-person delivery and exchange of large files and folders 

Additional add-on options include desktop clients such as Aspera Drive, Aspera Cargo and the Embedded Client, Mobile apps, and the Aspera Add-in for Microsoft Outlook.

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Server On Demand (SOD) is the basic package used for high-speed upload and download of large files and data sets to and from cloud storage. It includes the Aspera Enterprise Server, Aspera Console and a dedicated Desktop client.

  • Purchase your entitlement from Aspera


Application Platform On Demand (APOD) is a high-speed Web-based transfer and digital delivery platform, typically embedded in other Software as a Service Offerings. The offering is based on Aspera Server On Demand, and adds a web-based directory listing and support for Aspera Connect for browser-based high-speed uploads and downloads.

  • Buy your entitlement from Aspera 


Faspex On Demand (FOD) is used for person-to-person high-speed delivery of large files and data sets in the form of digital packages. It is based on the Application Platform On Demand, and includes the Aspera Faspex web application.

Purchase options:

  • Buy your entitlement from Aspera


Shares On Demand is used for large file and directory sharing and collaboration. It is based on the Application Platform On Demand, and includes the Aspera Shares web application.

  • Buy your entitlement from Aspera


Console On Demand is used to manage large-scale Aspera deployments from a single, centralized web interface. It is based in Application Platform On Demand, and includes the Aspera Console Web Application.


There are two main ways to deploy AOD software on the Microsot Azure platform. Customers can purchase from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, or directly from Aspera. In both cases, the entitlement includes software and infrastructure. 

 SummArY of Offerings

  • Application Platform On Demand: High-Speed Transfer Server, Console, Connect (SDK sold separately)
  • Faspex on Demand: High-Speed Transfer Server, Faspex web application


  • Compute and storage infrastructure included.

Licensing and deployment

Usage-based subscription service:

  • Data volume tiers ranging from as little as 100 GB up to 12 PB per year
  • Monthly, annual and multi-year terms available
  • Additional fees for optional add-ons

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