CT Networks taps NVIDIA GPUs to deliver high-performance architecture applications in the cloud
New service provides top New York firm, Steven Kratchman Architect, P.C., with improved workflow, increased employee productivity
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CT Networks, a leader in the delivery of hosted applications and advanced hardware solutions, today announced a new offering created to deliver high-performance, computer-aided design and graphics applications to customers through the cloud.
CT Networks’ new solution is powered by NVIDIA® GPUs and the HP DL380 P server. Running the advanced Citrix XenApp Platinum 6.5 application, it enables customers to easily access graphics-intensive design applications remotely at unprecedented speed.
New York-based architectural firm Steven Kratchman Architect, P.C. (SKAPC), is leveraging the GPU-based system to remotely run the Autodesk AutoCAD application, providing it with a powerful new tool to enhance its design work. The firm needed a way to provide access to the AutoCAD application and design files to employees working remotely on a variety of computing platforms, but its former in-house system lacked the required performance and flexibility.
SKAPC owner Steven Kratchman turned to CT Networks and NVIDIA GPUs to resolve this issue. He notes, “AutoCAD and the Adobe Creative Suite of products are computationally demanding applications, and were largely unresponsive on our old CPU-based system, causing chronic frustration and downtime. Since CT Networks introduced the NVIDIA GPU solution to us, production and employee satisfaction have noticeably increased. We are now making the most of our gear and have the right tools to grow and remain successful.”
CT Networks’ solution utilizes Citrix XenApp 6.5, giving the firm access to the AutoCAD program remotely using Citrix HDX 3D technologies. SKAPC has a mix of Mac and PC users who are now leveraging Citrix Receiver for Mac, providing the optimum user experience. With NVIDIA GPUs, CT Networks offloads the graphic-intensive portions of AutoCAD and the Adobe Creative Suite from the user session onto the graphics card in the cloud.
The combination of technologies was the answer to SKAPC’s search for a means to work remotely on a device of their choice. Today they are reaping the rewards of putting this solution into action.
Barry Goldstein, President and CEO of CT Networks, reported, “CT Networks has long recognized the power of hardware technology boosts to allow end users a more positive experience and, thereby, greater productivity. We’re excited about our newest addition to our robust suite of products.”
“NVIDIA cloud-based GPUs are designed to deliver the highest levels of performance and flexibility, enabling designers to maximize the potential of the most graphics-intensive applications,” said Jeff Brown, vice president and general manager of Cloud and Virtualization Solutions at NVIDIA. “CT Networks’ innovative implementation of graphics in the cloud is a great new service that can benefit design houses of all types and sizes, and regardless of location.”
ABOUT CT NETWORKS
CT Networks has deployed thousands of communications solutions, both domestically and internationally, for nearly 30 years. CT Networks possesses a strong portfolio of DaaS, Managed IT, data, voice, hosted services, and onsite and offsite backup solutions, complemented by professional services from an engineering team that is at your service 24/7/365. For more information about CT Networks, please visit www.ctnetworks.net.
ABOUT STEVEN KRATCHMAN P.C.
Steven Kratchman Architect, P.C., utilizes the most sophisticated software & computers. They build three dimensional computer models which they use to test their solutions and communicate to their clients. These sophisticated tools help generate highly integrated solutions faster and more efficiently. As a result, design modifications occur long before the project reaches subsequent phases, significantly reducing the potential of expensive changes during the construction portion of the project. For more information about Steven Kratchman P.C., please visit www.kratchmanarchitect.com.
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