This week we kick off Autodesk University in Las Vegas, where thought leaders and innovators involved in design share their perspectives, insights and vision. This year, VMware and NVIDIA are especially excited to be central to those discussions, in partnership with Dell. Together, we’re redefining how organizations transform mission-critical workflows in manufacturing, product design, architecture, engineering, construction and more into a truly agile enterprise—one without borders or limits to productivity.
Your Graphics Workstation—Liberated!
Central to what you’ll hear from VMware and NVIDIA is how we’re delivering productivity from the confines of physical workstation and location. This is the mobile cloud era, and it’s all about how Autodesk users can leverage the power of VMware Horizon with NVIDIA GRID vGPU to deliver unprecedented collaboration, efficiency, performance and scale, without sacrificing the security of your designs and intellectual property.
Autodesk AutoCAD, Revit and 3ds Max are great proof points of design solutions that can be readily virtualized and remoted to a wide array of client devices, with stunning performance and faithful rendering of the physical graphics workstation experience—just without all that hardware pinning you down to one place! Check out our AutoCAD Deployment Guide; it will quickly walk you through the most typical questions when considering virtualization, including recommended config, sizing for vCPU, RAM and storage, and how various GRID profiles held up under benchmark testing, including the frame rate and impact on user experience.
As you’re heading to AU2015 Vegas (or not), check out the AutoCAD Deployment Guide which you can find here. Similarly, we have a Revit Deployment Guide that’s also worth checking out!
If you want to hear some great perspectives on how VMware Horizon with NVIDIA GRID vGPU transformed one company’s workflow, productivity and security, check out the Populous story. Populous is a global design firm that builds iconic venue— Wembley Stadium in London, the new Yankee Stadium in New York and Soccer City in South Africa, to name a few. I just found out they’re working on the new SunTrust stadium here in Atlanta! Common to all these marquee venues is the need to engage clients and deliver projects with greater efficiency and business agility. So when Populous chose VMware Horizon 6 with NVIDIA GRID vGPU to virtualize Autodesk Revit, they saw the opportunity to transform workflows and:
- Enable their architects work from anywhere.
- Embrace an any-device workstyle, including use of tablets to review designs at client sites.
- Strengthen security with designs centrally hosted in the datacenter.
- Improve their disaster recovery plan, ensuring business continuity.
Now you’re ready to plan your time this week. Here’s where you can dive in with us to learn more about virtualizing your favorite Autodesk apps at AU2015.
NVIDIA/VMware Demos—Booth 821
Stop by our booth, and you’ll get to see some of your favorite Autodesk apps, like AutoCAD and Revit running on a GRID-enabled infrastructure.
Dell Virtualization Lab
Our partner, Dell, has a great environment set up for you to test drive NVIDIA GRID vGPU with VMware Horizon, hosted on Dell infrastructure, including their Dell Precision Rack 7910 appliance that’s purpose built for your demanding workflow needs.
Breakout Session with Dell, VMware, and NVIDIA
Check out XI13837—“Virtualizing Autodesk Applications: Considerations for Successful Deployment.” In this session, Dell, VMware and NVIDIA presenters will guide you through the steps of how to embrace virtualization and how to succeed in your deployment.
Learning Graphics Virtualization Has its Rewards…
Clearly there’s a lot going on at AU2015, but here’s something extra to get you inspired to spend time with VMware and NVIDIA.
1. Best tweets win a $25 Amazon gift card!
It’s the holiday season, so what better reward for your best tweet than a $25 gift card daily prize. Tell us about how much you love your Autodesk app virtualized with @VMwareHorizon and @NVIDIAGRID! (Must include #AU2015 and #vGPU4ADSK)
2. “The most powerful streaming TV set-top box ever made” can be yours!
Just for entering our daily raffle, one winner will be selected each day to win an NVIDIA Shield.
Lastly, if you’re ready to kick the tires using your very own GRID-powered virtual desktop running on VMware Horizon, please visit Try GRID to get started!
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