Fuel VFX

Completing the transition to file-based workflows with high-speed faspex™ digital delivery

Fuel VFX selects Aspera to transport data around the world securely and reliably

 

Fuel VFX, an innovative visual effects studio founded in 2000 and based in Sydney, Australia, selected and deployed Aspera to manage and transfer their digital assets. Fuel has been charged with producing visual effects for blockbuster films such as Prometheus, The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor.

As the media and entertainment industry began transitioning from tape to digital assets, Fuel VFX needed an ultra-fast, robust and secure delivery system to transfer both work in progress and finished assets around the world to their clients. FTP was no longer a reliable or practical transfer methodology, so they sought an efficient alternative to provide transfer management, speed to the end point and simplicity for internal staff. The Aspera faspex™ person-to-person file distribution and exchange platform was evaluated and quickly chosen having met the security, speed, and ease of use requirements put forth by Fuel VFX.

“Aspera was able to quickly integrate with our existing Linux infrastructure to give us the required high-speed transfers to our partners around the world,” said Dylan Penhale, CTO at Fuel VFX. “The faspex web-based interface is very easy for our employees to use and includes all the key features we need, such as automatic client installation, e-mail notifications for delivery and download, and drop boxes with custom metadata for ad-hoc 3rd party submissions.”

“Because of the extremely valuable nature of the productions that Fuel VFX is responsible for, a premium was placed on security,” said John Wastcoat, vice president at Aspera. “And because all Aspera software comes with complete, built-in security for user authentication, data encryption over the wire and at rest, and data integrity verification, we were able to surpass the requirements and make sure that their content remains safe.”

 

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"Aspera was able to quickly integrate with our existing Linux infrastructure to give us the required high-speed transfers to our partners around the world."Dylan Penhale, CTO