Aspera Drive Simplifies Data Transfers, Management
Drive brings remote file browsing, transfer, synchronization and package sending and receiving to the desktop, browser and mobile device.Data transfer specialist Aspera announced the beta availability of Drive, a unified sharing and collaboration platform for big data combining desktop explorer integration with support for on–premise and cloud storage, and with security, management and access control. Drive brings remote file browsing, transfer, synchronization and package sending and receiving to the desktop, browser and mobile device. The API allows for granular, centralized control over content access, security and bandwidth, regardless of content storage location–on premise or on cloud. Aspera’s platform allows for transfer and synchronization of file sets of any size and any number at any distance, with the access control, privacy and security of the company’s technology. The platform’s architecture allows Drive to be deployed on-premise, in the cloud or in a hybrid model. The user experience builds on Aspera Connect, Cargo, Sync and Mobile and unifies Shares and Faspex paradigms on the backend to achieve an enhanced file-sharing experience, which extends to email and mobile platforms. Large files and directories can be sent and received as attachments directly within Outlook email with the Aspera Outlook plug-in, and the company’s Faspex mobile applications for Android and iOS are also compatible, allowing sending and receiving content directly from the mobile device.
Other features include the ability to automatically sync local folders with remote Project Shares and other Drive users, as well as integrated secure desktop browsing of remote shares, projects and files. Synchronization supports directories with arbitrarily large numbers of files, while users can also employ drag-and-drop transfer to and from remote shares and projects (on premise and on cloud).