Akamai Technologies, the provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, and Aspera, an IBM company and creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced a new high-speed option for Akamai customers to accelerate upload and distribution of rich media content on the Akamai Intelligent Platform. The Aspera Upload Acceleration option integrates Aspera’s proven transfer technology directly into Akamai’s NetStorage cloud-based online storage platform, providing a significantly faster means for Akamai customers to upload files regardless of file size or geographic distance.
“With a library that exceeds 14,000 titles and content coming in from 70 partners around the world, it’s crucial that we’re able to populate our service with new programs as quickly and efficiently as possible without sacrificing quality,” says Seung Bak, founder and co-CEO of DramaFever, the largest online video site for the distribution of international television content. “Since adding Aspera’s Upload Acceleration to our Akamai storage platform, our upload speeds have improved substantially and we’re realizing new efficiencies in our content workflow.”
Akamai and Aspera will demonstrate Aspera Upload Acceleration for NetStorage during the 2014 NAB Show at booths SL4525 (Akamai) and SL8511 (Aspera), April 7-10, in Las Vegas.