OnLive Launches New Cloud Platform for Streaming of Latency-Sensitive GIAs

OnLive, a provider of cloud services for businesses with graphics intensive applications, has launched its new cloud hosting platform for latency-sensitive Graphics Intensive Applications (GIAs). The platform, CloudLift Enterprise, offers businesses the ability to stream applications such as high-definition interactive demos, simulations and 3D programs, from the cloud to virtually any device instantly.

cloud-streamingDefense and Aerospace, Engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE), Automotive and Healthcare are all sectors that rely on GIAs. They would typically struggle with hardware constraints, porting costs and interoperability issues of the ever-growing collection of portable and mobile client devices when delivering enterprise-level applications to employees in the field, or anywhere away from their high-end computers. 

OnLive CloudLift Enterprise would solve these problems for any sector by securely streaming applications from either a private on-premises data center, or OnLive’s fully managed cloud hosting environment to the full range of users’ devices. The applications and data reside in the secured data center and only pixels are streamed to end users’ devices, protecting applications and data from piracy and malicious use.

OnLive CloudLift Enterprise is being launched in the U.S. and Western Europe and supports multiple client platforms, including Windows, iOS, Android and Mac. 

3D walkthroughs

OnLive‘s platform constantly monitors changing network conditions, including throughput, latency and packet loss, and automatically adapts the pixel stream to provide a consistent and stable video and audio stream to end users, instantly. Efficiencies across the solution allow for network bandwidths as low as 2Mbps to still deliver the required user experience.

Using CloudLift Enterprise, for example, a government or energy company worker can access and process raw seismic data remotely, from a tablet or other mobile computing device, in the field. Officers on board military aircraft carriers can quickly troubleshoot system malfunctions by consulting 3D walkthroughs that are right in front of them, instead of having to consult a centralized computer system several decks away. A financial analyst can visualize derivative pricing options and change market strategies, on the train home before the market opens in China.

Other applications include training simulations, drone piloting software, medical imaging software, design and architecture programs, and latency-sensitive video games, which have served as a proving ground for OnLive’s patented technology.

To learn more about OnLive CloudLift Enterprise, visit: http://cloudliftenterprise.onlive.com.

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