Introduction to High-speed Transfer Server with Orchestrator Integration:
In this article, we will learn about integrating High-speed Transfer Server with Aspera Orchestrators.
- A high-speed transfer server is an application employed for the faster data transfers through a patented protocol called FASP
- Fast Adaptive Secure Protocol is a proprietary protocol developed by IBM Aspera team in order to eliminate the drawbacks of traditional TCP and UDP data transfers.
- High-speed Transfer Server main work is to transfer data reliably and securely with high-speed connectivity as the name suggests.
IBM Aspera Orchestrator:
- IBM Aspera Orchestrator is an application that automates the work flow. It collects processes and distributes the large files which are delivered by High-speed transfer servers to clients.
- Aspera Orchestrator uses FASP technology for data transfers.
- Orchestrator run time engine supports third party system integration for automated highspeed file transfers.
Features of Orchestrator:
- Orchestrator contains plugins such as transcoding, quality control anti-virus and digital finger prints.
- Automatic restart of the sessions on transmission failures.
- Orchestrator has drag and drop web-based interface.
Automated File based Work flow:
As the name suggests, IBM Aspera Orchestrator has advanced features for automation whenever the file is fails due to some external mishap, the orchestrator runs a scheduled cron job and to send that file again.
Explanation of Work Flow:
Whenever a file is pushed or placed in the watch folder / drive (any Aspera transfer Client application) by the client, it would be Quality Checked (QC) i.e., virus scanned by the orchestrator and then file is transcoded which is nothing but the digital-to-digital conversation of one file encoding to another.
The transcoded file would be later moved to the finished folder where the client wanted to transfer. And this is how Automation Work Flow would be implemented for Aspera Orchestrator.