Aspera and OvationData partner to deliver high-speed data transfer and management solutions to the Exploration and Production Industry

Combined software and services address the complexities of transferring, analyzing and managing vast amounts of geophysical data to meet the needs of the exploration industry

SEG, LAS VEGAS, Nevada — November 5, 2012 — At the 82nd annual Society of Exploration Geophysicists Meeting and Exhibition, Aspera, Inc., creator of next-generation technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, and OvationData, the global leader in the field of Exploration and Production (E&P) data management services and solutions, announced a global partnership to deliver complete end-to-end solutions for full data lifecycle management of massive amounts of seismic data from the field to the data center to the desktop to archive storage.

Aspera’s patented faspTM software brings breakthrough cost savings and efficiency gains to organizations that need to move large volumes of data over public and private IP networks. Easy-to-deploy, fully cross-platform, file type and network type agnostic, Aspera solutions deliver unprecedented levels of transfer performance – including maximum speed, security and bandwidth efficiency. A standard in industries such as Media and Entertainment, Software and Gaming, Telecommunications and Life Sciences, Aspera’s transport technology and solutions have seen growing adoption within the E&P industry, as both large and small oil and gas companies grapple with the challenges of managing ever-growing volumes of seismic data.

Under the arrangement, OvationData will add Aspera’s software to its broad portfolio of lifecycle data management solutions covering the transfer, conversion, management, storing, migration and preservation of geophysical data.

“Gaining access to both legacy and current seismic data inevitability leads to vast amounts of data that must be moved from remote sites and locations into and between geographically dispersed data centers,” said Gregory Servos, president and COO, OvationData. “Aspera’s high-speed data transport solutions are a perfect complement to our broad portfolio of specialized data management and delivery services.”

“Physical media shipments and traditional WAN transfer technologies are inefficient, slow, do not scale and create artificial bottlenecks within business processes,” said Richard Heitmann, vice president marketing, Aspera. “OvationData’s long-standing leadership in the oil and gas segment will help companies leverage our software to move large seismic data sets from the field to the data center, lowering costs and reducing the turnaround times for data processing and distribution.”

About OvationData

Since 1976, Ovation Data Services (OvationData) and its subsidiaries, including DPTS have helped thousands of customers worldwide to preserve the integrity of their vital information assets. With technology and service centers in the United States and United Kingdom, and operating globally, OvationData has provided services and solutions to over 1,500 companies within the past three years alone. OvationData provides support for over 230 different digital media technologies from the past 50 plus years, along with various analog tape formats dating back even further. Today, OvationData is recognized as a leader in understanding the science and technology of digital data storage hardware and software solutions.

About Aspera

Aspera is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Based on its patented fasp™ protocol, Aspera software fully utilizes existing infrastructure to deliver the fastest, most predictable file-transfer experience. Aspera’s core technology delivers unrivaled control over bandwidth utilization, complete security and uncompromising reliability. As organizations turn to the cloud for improved efficiency and unprecedented scalability, Aspera enables data- and processing-intensive workflows with high-speed transfer available on-demand, as well as maximum speed ingest and distribution of big data to and from cloud storage. More than 1,800 organizations across a variety of industries on six continents rely on Aspera software for the business-critical transport of their digital assets.

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