Aspera Shares

Aspera Shares is designed for companies that need to ingest or share content in the form of large files and directories in multiple locations, or multiple servers in the same location, within their organization or with external customers and partners. A single web interface consolidates browsing across all shared content and a powerful and flexible security model provides a single management point combining authorization, user management, and access control.

An easy to use Web application that can be accessed from most standard Web browsers provides secure access to a consolidated view of all available content. With the underlying Aspera fasp™ transport at its core, Aspera Shares delivers unmatched performance and includes all the exceptional transfer and management capabilities of the industry-standard Enterprise Server. With the option to run in the cloud and with the ability to connect to on-premise or in-cloud Aspera transfer server instances, Aspera Shares lets you leverage the unlimited storage and computing capacity offered by the cloud and enables hybrid clouds by seamlessly tying together public and private storage.

Use Cases

Global browser-based data distribution

Distribute digital content internally or externally from a centralized repository while restricting each user’s views to specific files or folders.

Consolidated access to content stored across multiple clouds

Use a single interface to view and manage content distributed across various cloud storage systems, whether public or private.

Project team and third-party content or data gathering

Securely gather content or data from contributors by enabling each one to upload files or directories into a single repository with tightly controlled access to specific directories.

Product Highlights

Extreme scalability

Share content from a single content store node or deploy Shares on a separate server, consolidating multiple content nodes into a single view, seamlessly managing user access and file transfers across all nodes.

Powerful security and access model

The administrator role has complete control over user access to nodes, directories and individual files and can define granular permission settings over all end-user operations such as browsing, uploading, downloading, making new directories, renaming or deleting files and directories.

Support for public, private or hybrid clouds

Achieve complete flexibility in where the content is placed. Whether in an existing datacenter, a remote office, or public cloud storage such as Amazon Web Services S3, Shares consolidates all of the content and provide seamless access across all the nodes, hiding the physical location from the end user.

Easy to use Web interface

Intuitive interface navigation powerful search capabilities make it easy to find the right files and folders and to initiate a high-speed uploads or downloads. Basic operations can be performed on any combination of files and folders and all actions are logged and viewable in the activity feed.

Unrivaled Aspera performance

Powered by Aspera’s patented fasp transport technology, content is sent at high speed, regardless of file sizes, transfer distances or network conditions.

  • Built on Aspera fasp technology for maximum transfer speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions.
  • Precise bandwidth control ensures the entire allocated bandwidth is utilized to achieve maximum transfer speeds, while being fair to other business-critical network traffic.
  • 100% reliable data delivery with real-time reporting of transfer progress and performance.
  • Automatic, fast and lossless inline compression reduces data set transfer sizes, providing further boost to Aspera’s industry-leading transfer performance.

Extreme Scalability

Consolidated access to geographically distributed digital assets, stored in private, public or hybrid clouds.

  • Decoupled from the content stores and underlying transfer servers or nodes, with single view of the shared content across those nodes.
  • Supports transfers of single files, individual directories, or batches of files and directories of any size over any distance.

Location Independence

Whether your data is in private data centers, public clouds or both, Aspera Shares can unify your content through a single intuitive web interface.

  • Supports geographically dispersed nodes across regions, countries, or continents.
  • Provides a single web interface consolidating all content from any combination of nodes in public or private clouds or private data centers.

Easy to Use Web Interface

Intuitive web interface make it fast and easy to find the right files or folders and to initiate high-speed uploads or downloads.

  • Single easy-to-navigate view consolidates all shared content.
  • Powerful search, filtering, and sorting make it easy to find items in a very large content store.
  • Operations can be performed on single items or on collections of files and folders.

Powerful Security and Access Model

Easily configure and manage users’ access rights to nodes, directories or individual files and set permissions on all user operations.

  • Secure authenticated access with seamless user authorization across multiple file sharing points.
  • Support for users, groups, and directory services (AD, LDAP and local and remote users).
  • Granular control over all end-user operations such as browsing, uploading, downloading, making new directories, renaming or deleting files and directories.

Monitoring and Alerts

Using Aspera Console, manage and control transfers in real time, and leverage comprehensive reporting for billing and auditing.

  • Real-time activity feed of user and administrative actions and operations.
  • Comprehensive system of logging and administrator alerts.
  • Configurable thresholds for administrative alerts such as the % or amount of free space available.

Supported Platforms

Operating Systems Supported

Windows: XP, 2008; Linux. 

COMPATIBLE WEB BROWSERS

Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

For specific operating systems and browser versions, please refer to the compatibility chart or read the Release Notes on the Download site for the specific Shares release.

Minimum Hardware REquirements

Refer to the minimum hardware requirements for your operating system.

Licensing

Perpetual or annual (recurring) software license based on the number of shared server nodes connected and accessed through the web application (instances of Aspera Connect Server software).

Also available as a subscription service with Aspera On Demand, with pricing based on usage and subscription term length.

Related Products

CONNECT SERVER

Web-enabled Aspera transfer server that facilitates faspTM transfer via web browsers and mobile applications.

CONNECT BROWSER PLUG-IN

Lightweight, install-on-demand web browser plug-in that powers high-speed transfers between desktops and Aspera servers.

CONSOLE

Web application for transfer management, monitoring and control across your entire Aspera network.