Aspera, an IBM (IBM) company that provides file transfer software, will move Databiology's life sciences data through the cloud. Going forward, Databiology will leverage Aspera On Demand for life sciences data transfers.

Databiology specializes in building products and solutions "to make Bioinformatics more robust, scalable and easier to deploy." With Aspera On Demand, Databiology can transfer life sciences data to and from Databiology for Enterprise (DBE), its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform.

Aspera said Aspera On Demand can "read and write files to a virtual machine as well as directly into object store systems." The IBM company points out Aspera On Demand is typically used by organizations that need to move large files but do not manage their own data centers.

"The combination of Databiology's cloud-based information management platform and Aspera's cloud-based high-speed secure transfer technology delivers the ideal platform for managing the entire life sciences information lifecycle across teams, business units and geographies," John Wastcoat, vice president of business development at Aspera, said in a prepared statement.

In addition, Aspera said Databiology's open architecture enables interoperability with clinical, commercial and scientific applications.

"We consistently found that with Aspera, we get superior performance regardless of the distance or network conditions, which is critical in our field," Georges Heiter, Databiology's founder and director, said in a press release

Aspera On Demand is currently available via Amazon Web Services (AWS), and a beta version is also available for Microsoft (MSFT) Windows Azure users.