The heart of any marvel lies in its design, which requires graphics-intensive software applications that demand huge computing power and performance. For years, the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry has relied on traditional GPU workstations for 2D/3D design, visualisation, and complex simulations. And these workstations certainly got the job done in conventional setups with predictable work requirements, but not anymore.
Businesses are scaling at blazing fast speeds, and so are their project workloads. Design professionals are tasked with delivering high-value projects in shorter windows, but their traditional workstations can’t keep the pace, which eventually limits efficiencies, leading to project delays. Upgrading existing workstations or buying new ones is out of the question for many organisations and freelancers, since it is always a costly affair. If these were not enough challenges already, the distributed hybrid nature of the workforce adds real-time collaboration and security challenges.
Picture an ideal scenario – a distributed workforce empowered with the compute performance they need, secure and easy collaboration without worrying about storage constraints, maintenance and upgrade, and huge costs. This is only possible when your design workstations reside on the cloud. Realising this, Yotta’s Virtual Pro Workstations are designed to cater to the most complex needs with greater ease for users and businesses. Let’s dive into how they are aligned with today’s work environment and the needs of AEC businesses and professionals.
Reliable Performance & Scalability
Business workloads are never constant, even more so in a dynamic environment. Your design teams could be on their toes, but this has its extent of effectiveness. It’s important that your teams are empowered with reliable performance that remains consistent regardless of workload intensity. What would otherwise need a large investment in upgradation, has been made low-cost with Yotta’s cloud-hosted virtual GPU workstations. Moreover, they have replaced ‘rigidity’ with ‘agility’, allowing businesses to scale up or scale down performance as per needs. At the same time in a traditional setup, they are stuck with single hardware for years.
More Power to Collaborate
The new distributed hybrid work environment has underlined the importance of collaboration capabilities like never before. However, collaboration has always been crucial in the AEC industry due to multiple stakeholders, including architects, engineers, and client teams, spread across geographies. It takes high bandwidth and longer timeframes to exchange large project files on file-sharing platforms.
In an environment where all stakeholders are equipped to collaborate in real-time, communication and productivity increase, and project delivery sees a boost. Yotta Virtual Pro Workstations allow multiple stakeholders to collaborate, revise files, and share them among a group of users in real-time. Since all files are stored at one source, it eliminates the chaos of multiple copies stored at different locations.
Security that’s Robust as Your Structure
Data loss could be a nightmare for all, on the business front and at the team level. Losing high-value project assets, which involves weeks or months of effort, can jeopardise projects and have a disastrous impact on all stakeholders. Therefore, businesses need to enable seamless collaboration and user experiences while ensuring their data security remains uncompromised.
Yotta’s cloud-powered virtual workstations not just facilitate uninterrupted collaboration, but the security mechanisms of the cloud ensure that multiple users can access files from anywhere, on any device, through highly secure and encrypted channels. Further, modern best practices based on the Zero Trust approach lays a leak-proof layer of protection for your critical data through Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), VPN-less access and Single Sign-On (SSO).
No more IT hassles
Factoring the above benefits of asset-light infrastructure and data security, Yotta Virtual Pro workstations address the top two challenges of IT teams – hardware maintenance and upgrade and data security worries. But the buck doesn’t stop here. IT resources are also strained by support and service requests that consume significant time bandwidth, affecting their focus on more important tasks. Since IT support is provided by domain experts at Yotta, these workstations also ensure that your IT resources are relieved from this mind-numbing task.
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Similar to any new investment, cost remains a critical determinator for businesses to make the shift. An amalgamation of all the above benefits combined with the OpEx model places Yotta Virtual Pro Workstations in a better position from a cost perspective. While they provide your teams with the power and agility they need to deliver quality projects within stipulated timeframes, they bring substantial cost benefits to the table with the elimination of bulky hardware, ancillary costs and dedicated resources that account for a giant share of expenditure.
GPU-intensive workloads are inseparable from the AEC industry. The key to achieving greater ease, streamlined processes and user experiences, scalability, security and agility, lies in separating hardware from traditional workstations and bringing them on the cloud. SaaS and OpEx models have taken the centerstage in organisations’ digital transformation strategies. While business applications saw the light of the day early, purpose-built hardware missed the bandwagon. Cloud-hosted virtual GPU workstations are changing this reality and will emerge as a preferred alternative to conventional counterparts due to the value they deliver.
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