IBM has announced that Telstra has selected IBM Aspera to deliver media file transfer capability for Telstra Global Media Network (GMN) over the internet powered by Aspera Files.
Telstra GMN was developed in response to rapid growth of video on-demand consumption, providing customers with support for a broad range of media content formats, resolutions and access requirements including live stream and file based media. Custom built for the media industry, GMN combines Telstra’s submarine fiber cable network with access to four teleports and over 40 satellites covering strategic media hubs across Asia, Europe, the United States and Australia.
Using the joint solution by Telstra and Aspera, GMN customers can quickly and reliably share content around the world – whether it’s a broadcaster wanting to source a timely critical sports event, or content producers delivering a television program between production facilities.
The deep API-based integration of the multi-tenant Aspera Files SaaS platform provides a comprehensive file sharing and delivery solution that is immediately available and can be accessed and redirected from the Telstra GMN online portal.
Via Telstra’s GMN online portal, customers can schedule services from their preferred location, with a choice of different performance and management levels. Customers are also able to select additional services including media file transfer via Aspera Files and record to file functionality which records live feeds and saves content to digital files to be sent via media file transfer to customers.
“The Telstra Global Media Network was built to empower our global customers to swiftly and smartly grasp the incredible opportunity at hand with the rise of demand for content,” said Trevor Boal, head of Telstra Broadcast Services. “Partnering with the innovative architecture of the Aspera Files SaaS naturally satisfied our goals to scale across multiple cloud storage environments while adding value to the customer experience with GMN.”
“The technical strengths of the Telstra network combined with the high-performance large content sharing and delivery capabilities of Aspera Files enables customers in the media community to enjoy both the highest quality application and infrastructure and to have a future-proof home for their most advanced media workflows,” said John Wastcoat, VP of business development at Aspera.