CT Networks taps NVIDIA GPUs to deliver high-performance architecture applications in the cloud

    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

PR Newswire

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., July 23, 2013

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."


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.


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.

Media Contacts:

CT Networks
Melissa Rangell
125 Wireless Blvd.
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: 631-261-6900 x342
Email: mrangell@ctnetworks.net

Justin Boitano
2701 San Tomas Expressway
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Phone: 408-566-6094
Email: jboitano@nvidia.com

SOURCE CT Networks

Website: http://www.ctnetworks.net
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