Aspera is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world’s digital assets at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Based on its patent-pending fasp™ protocol, only Aspera software fully utilizes existing infrastructures to deliver the fastest, most predictable file transfer experience. Aspera’s core technology delivers unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising reliability. Hundreds of organizations across a variety of industries rely on Aspera for the business-critical transport of their digital assets. Aspera empowers individuals and corporations to dramatically increase productivity, minimize operational costs, expand revenues and explore new business models. Aspera, Inc. develops breakthrough software transfer technologies to achieve optimal performance and cost savings using existing network infrastructure. Aspera is a profitable, privately held, technology development company based in Emeryville, California. In addition to our software products and SDK platform, we provide engineering services to implement our products and transfer technology in small to large business enterprises. Aspera welcomes opportunities for strategic alliances or partnerships with companies large and small. The name Aspera was selected by the company’s co-founders, Michelle Munson (originally from Kansas USA) and Serban Simu (originally from Bucharest, Romania), to express the universal ideals of hope and aspiration through challenges. From the Latin roots "asper" meaning "rough" or "hard", and "spera" meaning "hope", and mottos like "ad astra per aspera" (to the stars through hard ways), Aspera is descriptive of the company’s aspiration to create substantial core technologies that solve the difficult problems in network data delivery. In July 2009, Aspera completed the acquisition of content distribution experts Castify Networks from Omneon, Inc.