BT partners with Aspera to improve collaboration in Life Sciences industry

Telecom Lead India: BT has formed partnership with Aspera, a provider of next-generation data transport technologies, to integrate their innovative file transfer technology into BT for Life Sciences R&D.

Bas Burger, president Global Commerce in BT

BT for Life Sciences R&D is a cloud service designed to enable collaboration within the life sciences industry for increased R&D productivity.

Life sciences companies are facing challenge to optimize, manage, transfer, store and protect the vast quantity of data that is being created.

To optimize the constant movement of that data, BT for Life Sciences R&D Connect builds on BT’s global network and will now leverage Aspera’s unique fasp high-speed transfer technology, providing secure, predictable and scalable transfers regardless of the size of data, the distance between the endpoints and network conditions.

“Our cloud-based Life Sciences for R&D platform brings speed, flexibility, compliance and security to R&D processes, independently from location,” said Bas Burger, president Global Commerce in BT. “Scientists will be delighted by the competitive advantage brought to our platform by the combination of Aspera’s technology with the breadth and depth of the BT Connect portfolio of intelligent network solutions.”

Aspera’s patented fasp protocol eliminates the fundamental bottlenecks of conventional file transfer technologies. It provides high-speed, reliable end-to-end transport over public and private networks fully utilizing available bandwidth, independent of network delays and is able to deal with extreme packet loss.

Aspera’s software delivers data transfers that are up to 1000 times faster than traditional technologies, managed through an intuitive user interface, with real-time visual monitoring and bandwidth utilisation and sharing controls, and secured through sophisticated authentication, data encryption and data integrity verification.

Michelle Munson, co-founder and CEO of Aspera, said, “Life Science companies have been unable to take advantage of the cloud as a strategic alternative to building out expensive datacenters because of concerns over regulations and security, and the limitations in traditional networks and transfer applications that prevented them from transferring big research data.”

“BT has delivered a highly secure cloud solution which also meets their stringent regulatory needs, while Aspera powers the use of the BT cloud by enabling the fastest file transfers at global distances supporting researchers worldwide,” Munson added.

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