IBM Aspera Shares is a web application that enables companies to share
content in the form of files and directories of any size within their organization or with
external customers and partners. Shares is powered by IBM Aspera Enterprise Server,
which features the Aspera Node API, a daemon providing REST-enabled file operations and a
transfer management API.
- Intuitive Shares web interface provides secure access to a consolidated, location
independent view of all content to which a user is authorized.
- The administrator role has complete control over user, group, and directory service
access to content and can define granular permission settings over all end-user
operations such as browsing, uploading, downloading, making new directories, renaming or
deleting files and directories
- Transfers initiated through the Shares web interface are managed by the Aspera Connect
Plug-in — users do not need to have a native client application installed.
- Transfers are powered by Aspera's unique FASP protocol. Attachments are sent securely
at high speed, regardless of file size, distance, or network.
You can deploy Shares in the following ways:
- A single server solution that enables gathering or distributing content from a single
content store and transfer node.
- A separate server that consolidates multiple content nodes — local, remote, or
cloud-based file systems — into a single view and enables management of user access and
file transfers across all nodes.
With Shares you can perform the following tasks:
- Use search, filtering, and sorting to find individual files or folders in content
- Transfer single files, individual directories, or batches of files and directories of
any size over any distance.
- Direct drag-and-drop transfers between shares to move files between globally dispersed
- Provide secure authenticated access with support for users, groups, and directory
- Manage access and visibility of nodes and directories.
- Manage user activities at the directory level.
- Set up a real-time activity feed that keeps track of user actions and operations such as
creating, deleting, and renaming files and directories. Also keep track of all
administration and management functions.
- Configure system logging levels.