Powerful Virtual Servers
Not all cloud servers are created equal. Our Intel Xeon Gold processors run 100% to 200% faster than most virtual servers. We combine them with lightning fast SSD storage – so your application will likely run faster in the cloud than most users ever experienced it running locally.
Understanding the Technology
Live streaming applications are run on a Windows server in the cloud. Users log on to a Remote Desktop session through their web browser. One of the best features of this technology is that users don't even need a copy of Windows. They can run your program in any HTML5 capable browser - including the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Safari, and many others - on a variety of devices such as PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, or Tablets.
Discovering Your Options
Two of the large, self-service providers of this technology are Amazon Web Services and Frame. Both companies offer a similar approach to streaming applications over the internet - each user runs their copy of the program on a separate, virtual cloud server. Multiple instances of these servers are spun up and down depending on demand. More users logging into your program results in more servers running online. These companies charge you for the service based on both your total number of users and the total amount of computer time used by all of the servers running your program. Your cost with the big guys may vary widely from month to month depending on both how many users are connected and how long they stay connected. Furthermore, setting it all up can be complicated as well as costly.
A Better Approach
In contrast, we install your application on a single dedicated server with simple pricing based on server size plus the total number of authorized users. No need to worry about server instances or minutes of usage. Another big advantage to our approach is that users can save data in your program and their data remains on the server between sessions. That doesn't happen with the AWS or Frame platforms.
Migrating your program to a cloud server running on enterprise grade hardware can result in an impressive performance boost. One of our customers recently migrated a data intensive business application to Datamark Live. Their complex reports had previously taken half an hour or more to generate locally, but ran in less than a minute in our environment!