John Evans wrote a nice summary of the Autodesk Cloud offerings in his Design & Motion blog: http://designandmotion.net/autodesk/autodesk-cloud-computing-is-here/
Autodesk has just announced their first official full cloud initiative, including two cloud computing features. They call it Autodesk Cloud. Included in this feature set are:
- Cloud Document Storage
- Cloud based and mobile DWF viewing
- Mobile AutoCAD WS
- Multi-user real time editing of dwg files
- Revit Conceptual Energy Analysis
- Green Building Studio
- Cloud Rendering
- Inventor Optimization
Commentary by Shaan not related to John’s article:
Before people get freaked out and consider the Autodesk desktop products and the cloud in the future as I had seen in Twitter. I want to make sure people understand with regard to the cloud or remote hosting of Autodesk products. Autodesk does not believe in making desktop products only available in the cloud and removing the desktop as it would be an option for people to choose for themselves.
Choice is an important thing for customers as each customer has their own needs and data control preferences in addition to IT and security policies. For some desktop will always be what they want and for other the ability to immediately run your applications from anywhere without installing or finding the files is a great option to explore.
The Autodesk Cloud Press Release
View the official news release online Autodesk Cloud Enables Access to Design Capability from Anywhere, at Anytime
Currently there are several features and products available with a cloud option even document storage at https://documents.cloud.autodesk.com/
Learn more about the Autodesk Cloud at http://www.autodesk.com/cloud
Stay tuned for more future cloud enabled features and product options. The future is bright even with clouds in the sky.