Cameyo Gives Partners ‘Simple and Secure Means’ to Provision Fully Functional Windows Apps in the Cloud
…any device, from the browser, while also proactively protecting their RDP ports,” said Robb Henshaw, chief marketing officer at Cameyo.
As of publication of this article, Cameyo had rolled out RDP Port Shield to all users, requiring no action from partners or end users. RDP Port Shield does not incur additional cost, either.
“There are no pricing implications for our channel partners to communicate to their customers,” Henshaw told Channel Futures. “Rather, this provides them the ability to highlight a solution that is proactively addressing their customers’ RDP security concerns without the need to upsell those additional capabilities.”
But Cameyo didn’t stop there. The company also in September introduced RDPmon, a free, open-source monitoring tool for spotting RDP security holes.
“You may not realize what’s happening in your environment,” Hensaw said. “This will show you the entire landscape.”
Any organization may download and install RDPmon on an RDS/cloud server from GitHub.
From RDP to GPU
Cameyo didn’t stop with the RDP releases.
On Oct. 2, the company debuted multitenant support for graphics-intensive applications such as video, graphic design, 3-D rendering and imaging. This removes the same cloud-migration roadblocks organizations faced with their CPU-based applications. Now, they can support between eight and 10 users per GPU for a whole new spectrum of software programs.
“These application types typically require direct access to internal processing power to perform well,” Bowker told Channel Futures. “Cameyo’s support for apps that require GPU puts a stake in the ground to demonstrate that they can deliver some of the most demanding applications without having the application locally installed and maintained on a device. This new means of application access and delivery means users can access applications they may not have been able to in the past and are not tied to a single device. And, IT professionals have a new opportunity to deliver, manage and maintain applications that demand intense graphical processing without having to weld the application to a device.”
Andrew Miller, co-founder and CEO of Cameyo, agreed, adding that the ability to put GPU-based programs into the cloud opens new opportunities to channel partners.
“Smaller ISVs know they need to move to cloud … but the problem is they don’t have a huge development stack,” Miller said.
Quotes for redeveloping software can run into the millions of dollars and extended timelines, he said. One ISV discovered it was only going to gain about 70% parity with Windows desktop functionality after going through all that money and effort — in other words, not good enough.
One ISV, Idealpos, based in Australia, was able to save itself and its resellers substantial money and time through Cameyo. Instead of rejiggering legacy software, Idealpos turned to Cameyo. Partners now may conduct demonstrations of Idealpos’s point-of-sale interface on the web.
“They no longer have to do full installations and full free trials that are expensive, don’t always work and have no revenue guarantees,” Miller said.
For now, Cameyo only is offering the GPU support on Windows PCs and laptops. The…