Working with rich media files goes hand in hand with “large uploads”. Whether it’s massive amounts of files or a single file of large volume, getting content into applications can be time-consuming and necessary for work to continue.

New Aspera Connector

We are pleased to announce the release of a new connector designed for customers who already have IBM Aspera as part of their technology stack.

Aspera’s high-speed transfer technology enables the movement of big data and large files around the world. The Nuxeo connector is based on Aspera on Cloud service, a hosted service to quickly and reliably send and share your files and data sets of any size and type across a hybrid cloud environment.

The new addition adds “Aspera connector” connectivity to the Nuxeo menu and is 100% asynchronous for upload or download, allowing you to keep transferring files in the background while still working.

The Nuxeo Aspera connector also supplies the following functionality:

  • Application of common metadata to all items being uploaded
  • Optional auto-create function after upload
  • Sharing transfer with other people or groups so they can add value as build the library from the transfer
  • Multiple Aspera uploads going at the same time
  • Bulk individual edit of metadata for transferred files and folders

More information on the Aspera connector can be found in our documentation.

Nuxeo Drive - Direct Transfer

For customers that do not have access to the Aspera connector, last summer, we released a new capability in Nuxeo Drive, our desktop synchronization tool: Nuxeo Direct Transfer. This new feature allows the use of Nuxeo Drive for uploading files and folders. The purpose of the Direct Transfer feature is to add a third core capability to Nuxeo Drive: one-time transfer of content between the user desktop and the Nuxeo server. Direct Transfer allows users that have installed Nuxeo Drive to upload new content to the server, as opposed to using the traditional document creation from Nuxeo Web UI. This is particularly useful in the case of large files.