High-speed transfer of local and international African and African American content to and from IBM Cloud

Published on 23 Feb 2016

Using Aspera as the preferred means to ingest high resolution content has significantly accelerated our internal workflow,

Ludovic Bostral, Co-founder and CTO, Afrostream


Media & Entertainment

Deployment country
United States


Afrostream is a subscription-based Video on Demand (VOD) platform that provides millions of fans with local and international African and African American movies and TV series. With offices in the US and France, Afrostream hosts an extensive content library that is currently available to viewers in France, Belgium, Switzerland and the Sub-Saharan regions of Senegal and Ivory Coast; additionally, the company has secured rights for many other African countries to bolster its growth in the African VOD space.

Business need
Afrostream needed to efficiently and reliably transfer African and African American content from major film studios and content producers around the globe to the IBM SoftLayer® data center in San Jose

Aspera Server on Demand for IBM SoftLayer provides fast, secure and reliable media transfers to and from SoftLayer object storage

Afrostream achieved significant acceleration and optimization of entire transfer process to and from IBM’s cloud storage, reduced content turnaround time from 3 days to under 12 hours, and increased ingest volume that now reaches 1,000 hours of aggregated content per month


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Aspera Desktop Client, Aspera on Demand


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