Aspera, an IBM Company

At the root of Aspera's success lies our innovative, patented, highly efficient bulk data transport technology: FASP™ (fast, adaptive, secure protocol). This technology is unique and core to all Aspera high-performance file transfer software. Consistently ranked first in every WAN transfer throughput benchmark it was ever evaluated in, FASP outperforms software and hardware WAN acceleration solutions alike.

Aspera serves all industries that need to move large volumes of data over wide area networks in practical time frames, such as enterprise IT, games and software development, engineering and electronics, government, legal & eDiscovery, financial services, life sciences, media & entertainment and oil & gas. A pioneer in the enablement of high-speed, data-intensive workflows throughout the enterprise, Aspera has unlocked the cloud for big data with high-performance digital transport, now available on demand.

Founded in 2004 and now part of IBM Software, Aspera is headquartered in Emeryville, California with satellite offices in the United Kingdom, France and Singapore. Aspera software can be purchased directly from us and through an expansive network of reselling partners worldwide. In addition to offering a complete portfolio of software products and a comprehensive SDK platform, Aspera provides engineering services to support the custom-tailored implementation of our solutions and transfer technology in all types of enterprises. We always welcome opportunities for strategic alliances and partnerships with cutting-edge companies large and small.

Our philosophy of innovation is fused into Aspera’s DNA, always top of mind with our team, and built into the core technology and software products that fuel the company’s consistent and rapid growth. The company’s co-founders, Michelle Munson and Serban Simu, selected the name Aspera to express the universal ideals or hope and aspiration through challenges. From the Latin roots "asper" meaning "rough" or "hard", and "spera" meaning "hope", and mottos like "ad astra per aspera" (to the stars through hard ways), Aspera describes our aspiration to create substantial core technologies that solve the difficult problems in network data delivery.