Fuel VFX Deploys Aspera for Global Media File Transfer

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Mon, 05/14/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Sydney Australia effects studio Fuel VFX has selected and deployed Aspera to manage and transfer their digital assets. Fuel VFX produced visual effects for blockbuster films such as Prometheus The Avengers Captain America: The First Avenge and Thor. As the media and entertainment industry continues the transition from tape to digital assets Fuel VFX needed an ultra-fast robust and secure delivery system to transfer work in progress and finished assets around the world with their clients. FTP was no longer a reliable or feasible transfer methodology so a directed professional transfer system was sought to help with management of transfers speed to the end point and simplicity for internal staff. The Aspera faspex person to person file distribution and exchange platform was evaluated and quickly chosen having met the security speed and ease of use requirements put forth by Fuel VFX. “Aspera was able to quickly integrate in to our existing Linux infrastructure to give us the required high-speed transfers to our partners around the world ” said Dylan Penhale CTO at Fuel VFX. “The faspex web-based interface is very easy for our employees to use and includes all they key features we need such as automatic client installation e-mail notifications for delivery and download and dropboxes with custom metadata for ad-hoc 3rd party submissions.” “Because of the extremely valuable nature of the productions that Fuel VFX is responsible for a premium was placed on security ” said John Wastcoat vice president at Aspera. “And because all Aspera software comes with complete built-in security for user authentication data encryption over the wire and at rest and data integrity verification we were able to surpass the requirements and make sure that their content remains safe.”