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Central Desktop Adds Aspera High-Speed Transport to SocialBridge Cloud Collaboration Platform
[January 29, 2013]

Central Desktop Adds Aspera High-Speed Transport to SocialBridge Cloud Collaboration Platform

Jan 29, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Central Desktop, a cloud-based collaboration platform company, announced that its SocialBridge solution now includes Aspera's fasp bulk-data transport technology.

According to a release, the new offering enables secure file transfers at maximum speed to meet the digital asset demands that marketing teams and advertising agencies of today's real-time world face in fulfilling client demands. In benchmark tests, Aspera's fasp protocol increases file transfer speeds by up to 1,000x versus FTP file transfers in typical network scenarios with the most noticeable improvements occurring when working intercontinentally.

"One of the biggest issues impeding creative teams and agencies is the high volume of digital assets and big data starting to clog up the networks, which is frustrating when they need to share large, rich-media assets globally in a timely and reliable manner," said Arnulf Hsu, CTO and co-founder of Central Desktop. "To address this, we've integrated Aspera into SocialBridge so teams can get campaigns up and running faster than the competition without the bottlenecks that come with other systems available today." John Colon, marketing technology product manager at Upshot, a full-service integrated marketing agency, reported noticeable performance gains in beta-testing of the integrated solution with 200MB video files. "It's like having a dedicated line. Using Aspera to transfer our large files enables us to be even more responsive to client needs by cutting the time it takes to send assets back and forth. This will be a huge time-saver for us." Current research supports this trend. According to Alan Pelz-Sharpe, research director of content management and collaboration at 451 Research, "File sizes are growing ever bigger due to the increased proliferation of rich media files - hence fast and efficient large file transfer systems are becoming ever more critical." "The work that Central Desktop is doing to proliferate cloud collaboration is cutting-edge, and we're very excited about this integration to help move its clients' data at maximum speed," said John Wastcoat, VP of business development for Aspera.

The company noted that, to further increase the overall speed of the collaboration platform, this update also features a tie-in with Akamai's delivery network for all international and U.S.-based Central Desktop and SocialBridge customers. With this integration for secure customer content caching, all downloads including web pages and files within SocialBridge will get a boost of up to 25 percent. Uploads will see an increase of up to 15 percent. The Akamai integration is currently live and requires no download or installation on the part of users.


Aspera is a creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world's data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions.

Akamai is a cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere.

More Information: centraldesktop.com asperasoft.com akamai.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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