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WE’RE BLOWN AWAY: This Startup Could Literally Change The Entire Software Industry
Julie Bort | Mar. 5, 2012, 12:00 PM | 227,602 All Those E-mails From Pinterest Are Very Good For This Guy This Stealth Startup Aims To Solve One Of The Biggest Problems With Online Gaming6 Cool Technologies That Will Change Your Life
Startup Numecent has come out of stealth mode today with some of the most impressive enterprise technology we’ve seen in a decade.
Plus the company is interesting for other reasons, like its business model and its founder.
Numecent offers something it calls “cloud paging” and, if successful, it could be a game-changer for enterprise software, video gaming, and smartphone apps. Red Hat thinks so. It has already partnered with the company to help it offer Windows software to Linux users.
“Cloud paging” instantly “cloudifies” any software, even an operating system like Windows itself, says founder and CEO Osman Kent. It lets any software, with no modification, be delivered from the cloud and run as fast or faster than if the app was on your desktop.
Lots of so-called “desktop virtualization” services work fast. But cloud-paging can even operate the cloud software if the PC gets disconnected from the network or Internet.
It can also turn a smartphone into a server. That means a bunch of devices like tablets can run the software — like a game — off of the smartphone.
Imagine showing up to a party and letting all your friends play the latest