Softdrive is a cloud-based personal computer solving the pain point of slow physical computers. Softdrive is accessible on any device.

*Overview*
Computers today slow down and break unexpectedly. In particular, construction consultants run demanding software, which, when unable to run effectively, damages their productivity. We’re solving this problem by building a software infrastructure that can turn any cloud offering into a fleet of personal computers that automatically scale to each user's demands. We stream these cloud computers to any device through our proprietary software.

*Product*
Similar to how Netflix streams movies to your screen, Softdrive streams a powerful computer to any of your devices. You can install your own applications and save your files just like a regular computer. For construction consultants, Softdrive increases productivity by making their software run faster. They can continue using the cloud PC on any device at home, the office or a job site. Compar...
Softdrive is a cloud-based personal computer solving the pain point of slow physical computers. Softdrive is accessible on any device.

*Overview*
Computers today slow down and break unexpectedly. In particular, construction consultants run demanding software, which, when unable to run effectively, damages their productivity. We’re solving this problem by building a software infrastructure that can turn any cloud offering into a fleet of personal computers that automatically scale to each user's demands. We stream these cloud computers to any device through our proprietary software.

*Product*
Similar to how Netflix streams movies to your screen, Softdrive streams a powerful computer to any of your devices. You can install your own applications and save your files just like a regular computer. For construction consultants, Softdrive increases productivity by making their software run faster. They can continue using the cloud PC on any device at home, the office or a job site. Compared to buying hardware, Softdrive is safer, simpler to manage, and reduces total cost of ownership.

*Technology*
A computer consists of the “brains” (processor, RAM, etc.) and interface devices (e.g. keyboard/mouse/screen). In a Softdrive cloud computer, the “brains” are part of a high-end virtualized server in a datacenter. Instead of being connected over wires, the interface devices connect to the “brains” via the Internet. This is enabled by remote access software in the form of a web, mobile or native app that the user accesses through any screen, such as a laptop, tablet, monitor, etc. Softdrive uses proprietary software, which offers extremely low latency and complete end-to-end encryption. We use video codecs (H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC), which have become ubiquitous. We leverage GPU accelerated encoding, with dedicated support for each major GPU manufacturer (Intel, AMD, Nvidia), tuned for minimal latency (such as using almost exclusively P-frames).
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Alan Daniels
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Alan Daniels CEO Building great things and always learning. Co-founder at Softdrive.