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Installation files for graphics-intensive design and modelling applications can be very large, requiring hours for customers to download. Additionally, these applications may require third-party dependencies and plug-ins, complicating the install process. These long download and installation processes can lead to customer frustration and abandonment. With Amazon AppStream, your large installation file can be replaced with a custom client that you can build (as little as 5 MB) since the high-resolution graphics are streamed from the cloud.  Your customers can be hands-on with your software in minutes, not hours.

Since the application binary is streamed not downloaded with Amazon AppStream, your exposure to intellectual property theft is reduced. You can increase the distribution of demos or full applications online while at the same time limiting the potential for piracy.  For more information on security at AWS, visit our Security Center.

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Training lab maintenance can be costly, since you must ensure that all computers are up-to-date with the latest software releases and compatible hardware. With a custom AppStream Chrome App, for example, new versions of your software suite can be made available instantly to every Chromebook and Chrome browser on Mac, Windows, and Linux desktop in your training lab, easing support and maintenance. With fewer constraints on local hardware, your training lab can be mobilized and made accessible to more customers, partners, professional services, and sales engineers.

Empower contractors and designers in the field to make on-location changes to their designs. Today, your customers may be constrained by the graphics-rendering capability of the hardware in their hands, which often means that project updates are put on hold until your customer returns to their office. Build simple client applications for FireOS, Android, Chrome, iOS, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows devices with the AppStream Client SDK, while all of the heavy computation and storage of the application is done in the cloud. As a result, your customers are more mobile and more efficient on-the-go.

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High-end gaming pushes the boundaries of life-like graphics, which means that game install files can be very large, usually several GBs. Your players may wait several hours for the game to download, or, worse, will grow impatient and abandon the download before it completes and never play your game. With Amazon AppStream, you can create a streaming experience at the start of your game – such as a tutorial or an avatar creator – while the full game downloads in the background. This helps you get gamers’ attention right away with an instant-on experience.

Since the game binary is streamed not downloaded with Amazon AppStream, your exposure to intellectual property theft is reduced. You can increase the distribution of demos or full applications online while at the same time limiting the potential for piracy. For more information on security at AWS, visit our Security Center.

With Amazon AppStream, your game design is no longer constrained by the hardware that your players are using. You can develop innovative, high-resolution graphics that can be enjoyed by every user. Because all of the rendering is done in the cloud, you can take advantage of the processing power of the GPU inside Amazon EC2 G2 instances to deliver rich experiences to users across a range of FireOS, Android, Chrome, iOS, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows devices.

Amazon AppStream enables you to combine local experiences and game controls with interactive game elements – such as the background elements and images - that are streamed from the cloud. This “hybrid streaming” scenario will enable quick-twitch game responsiveness and a small installation file size while still providing face-melting graphics.

Medical imaging software is constantly being upgraded to enable medical professionals to diagnose patients with more accuracy, but this software can require hardware upgrades costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. With AppStream, the graphics processing required by medical scanning, image analysis, or surgery simulation solutions is offloaded to AppStream. Offloading the graphics processing allows medical and life sciences software developers to seamlessly deliver their most up-to-date imaging software on a broader range of devices to hospitals, medical centers, and medical schools.

Twenty-first century medicine is increasingly a team effort, with a single patient's treatment sometimes involving professionals and specialists in multiple locations across the country or around the world.  Amazon AppStream can help medical centers become more efficient by enabling real-time viewing of patient scans, live video, and online collaboration by specialists across the globe on FireOS, Android, Chrome, iOS, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows devices of their choice. By providing specialists flexibility and mobility in viewing their patients’ records, they can reduce their time to treatment.

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Deliver a single Windows application to your employees on lower-resource workstations and devices without compromising quality.  Unlike legacy remote application solutions, AppStream provides low latency and broad cross-platform support for an application, so your employees can use high-end software on mass-market devices.

Upgrade the user experience on your existing cloud-hosted software application. The Amazon AppStream STX protocol provides better latency than legacy application streaming solutions, which means that your users’ experience is more fluid and responsive.

Amazon AppStream enables you to stream a software application from the cloud, enabling you to manage upgrades from a central point and ensure all users are always using the latest version.

Since Amazon AppStream runs on AWS infrastructure, there are no large, up-front data center investments required for you to stream an application.  You will only pay for the streaming hours you use.  This model enables your company, large or small, to furnish your work force with the software tools they need to grow your business.

Users across your enterprise have different personal device preferences that complicate IT application support needs. Providing support for an application across all devices is difficult to develop and maintain. Amazon AppStream enables you to build simple clients with targeted user experiences for FireOS, Android, Chrome, iOS, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows devices that allow your users to access the applications that you support on their preferred device. Amazon AppStream mobilizes your workforce, and makes them more productive.