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This article was published on November 13, 2013


Amazon Web Services unveils new AppStream product for running intensive apps from the cloud

Amazon Web Services unveils new AppStream product for running intensive apps from the cloud Image by: LIONEL BONAVENTURE
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Amazon Web Services announced on Wednesday at its AWS re:Invent conference a new service, AppStream, that will run high-resource apps, such as “3D games and interactive HD applications,” from the cloud.

At launch, AppStream will support streaming to FireOS, Android, iOS and Windows devices. AWS also noted that a Mac OS X SDK is scheduled to arrive next year.

By leveraging the cloud, AppStream will make it possible for users to run resource intensive applications on low-performance hardware.  According to Amazon, the advantages to using AppStream include: not having to deal with computing and storage constraints, reduced development time, instant-on access without having to download and install the app and simplified software updates.

Also on Wednesday, AWS announced a new Amazon WorkSpaces for creating virtual desktops on other devices. Earlier this month, AWS announced a new Elastic Compute Cloud instance designed for 3D graphics capabilities.

➤ AppStream

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