IBM, Aspera Team on SOA Solution for Rich, Digital Media

Aspera Inc., is tying its high-speed file transfer technologies into IBM's SOA-based Media Hub, expanding production and workflow solutions for digital content providers.

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Aspera Inc., is tying its high-speed file transfer technologies into IBM's SOA-based Media Hub, expanding production and workflow solutions for digital content providers.

The IBM Media Hub Solution Framework is a SOA, standards-based platform for integrating business and media production applications into a single, streamlined, file-based workflow. The Media Hub's use of SOA and other open standards, coupled with streamlined workflow architecture, lets media and entertainment companies connected worldwide to improve collaboration, production and distribution capabilities,

Aspera file-transfer technologies for digital media works on a wide range of files regardless of size, network conditions and distance. The IBM Media Hub-Aspera integration provides customers a fast digital transport platform for moving large files globally over existing network infrastructures, the companies said.

"Media Hub offers a foundation to enable business transformation by linking business and content systems together for effective media management. Integrating high-performance file transfer technologies such as Aspera's further enhances our ability to provide the speed and flexibility that our media clients demand," said Steve Canepa, vice president, Global Media and Entertainment Industry at IBM, in the statement.

"Aspera powers high-speed transfer of media files regardless of size, network conditions and distance," said Michelle Munson, Aspera co-founder, president and CEO, in a statement. "The integration of our breakthrough transport technology with IBM's industry-leading content management, production and delivery architecture gives media organizations the flexibility and performance to successfully implement the complex content workflows they now need to build their business upon."

IBM Media Hub users are immediately compatible with thousands of Aspera users in media and entertainment industry, letting them respond quickly to a complex, fast-paced and fragmented marketplace, according to the companies



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