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Mozilla, OTOY and Autodesk Deliver Games and Applications on the Web

Mozilla, OTOY and Autodesk worked to develop ORBX.js, a JavaScript framework to make the Web the standard for consuming high-performance cloud graphics.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers will be able to use the power of graphics processing in the Cloud and OTOY's ORBX.js streaming technology to deliver high performance games and desktop applications to the Web - using only HTML5 and JavaScript.

Graphic design engineers and gamers will have the flexibility of picking up their work or games anywhere they have access to any HTML5-enabled browser without having to worry about performance or plugins.

Autodesk will also leverage this technology to make 3D design and engineering applications such as 3DS Max, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Revit and Autodesk Inventor software available through any HTLM5-enabled Web browser.

The ORBX.js streaming technology is incorporated into the new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instance type also unveiled by AWS today.

ORBX enabled AMIs on Amazon EC2 provide a complete Windows or Linux desktop or workstation replacement in the cloud, capable of installing and running software or services designed for traditional PCs. This means that PC software and games can be whitelisted to run remotely from Amazon EC2 without modification, including day and date deployment of games and apps through digital delivery platforms such as Valve's Steam OS or Ubisoft's Uplay.

Concurrent to the launch of its technology in AWS, OTOY is deploying 'OctaneCloud' on otoy.com. OctaneCloud is a subscription service built on AWS that gives end users their own high-end Windows PC in the cloud for $9.99 per month. The service is built on top of OTOY's OctaneCloud Workstation AMIs and is fully licensed to run Microsoft Windows software in the cloud, including Microsoft Office 2013.




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