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Aspera Bypasses Bandwidth Bottlenecks to EC2

Aspera, a company that speeds up the transfer of fat data files, has signed a partnership agreement with Amazon’s (s amzn) Web Services, which means companies trying to send large files can use Aspera’s proprietary file transfer protocol to upload multigigabyte files or larger to EC2. Aspera can send 10-gigabyte files in three minutes, which is about three times faster than normal. Solving the problem of sending large files to the cloud led Amazon (s amzn) earlier this year to offer a service that lets people mail their files to the online retailer rather than try to send them via the web. Below, I talk to Aspera CEO and Co-founder Michelle Munson about the Amazon partnership and what it means for companies trying to send fat files to the cloud.

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