ActivePort is ready to expand software capability into the huge edge compute and cloud gaming market
ActivePort’s latest product, a private cloud orchestration software, has opened the door to new market opportunities, including the multi-billion-dollar cloud gaming industry.
Recently listed global telecommunications software provider, ActivePort Group (ASX:ATV), is set for significant new near-term revenue opportunities in fast-growing markets such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cloud gaming, and virtual reality (VR).
According to Grand View Research, this market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 48.2% between 2021 and 2027 and reach a global market size of $US7.2 billion.
The company has just announced the release of ActivePortal Compute, its private cloud orchestration software solution for high-performance, GPU-centric computing.
There is currently a rapidly accelerating demand for GPU (or Graphics Processing Units) computing solutions, which are at the heart of high-performance computers used to power advanced technologies including AI, cloud gaming and VR.
The ActivePortal Compute software can be used to create and manage private clouds of GPU-centric servers that can be seamlessly integrated with virtual GPU servers in public cloud providers like AWS and Azure.
The software effectively enables customers to build private clouds anywhere in the world, and connect them via ActivePort’s global edge SD-WAN network. It also helps users bring their GPU-centric private cloud solutions to market faster, and manage them globally from a single, central console.
“The release of this new product is the culmination of almost two years of R&D,” says ActivePort’s CTO and founder, Mark Middleton.
“GPU is capable of running multiple users on a single card, and streaming their output across a network is relatively new, and they paved the way for GPU clouds to be possible.”
GPUs were originally used in game consoles and gaming computers but have also been utilised recently for high-intensity computational workloads.
Public cloud providers including AWS (Amazon) and Azure (Microsoft) have partnered with the two largest global producers of GPUs, AMD and NVIDIA, to provide GPU-centric computing in the cloud.
As use of these services grew, a new market for private cloud servers that can be faster and cheaper opened up, where larger consumers can purchase dedicated clusters of GPU servers on a pay-per-use basis.
The new ActivePortal Compute software is tailored to this market.
Making the software compatible with these public servers means ActivePortal Compute customers can easily move to a hybrid GPU cloud without having to re-engineer their automation and orchestration scripts – saving them time and money as they transition to this new platform.
“We have extended our software to make it simple to deploy and manage GPU servers, integrated by our SD-WAN, all from one screen,” said Middleton.
Along with that, customers can also take advantage of the network orchestration features in ActivePort’s software to integrate their hybrid cloud SD-WAN for global connectivity.
ActivePort is currently conducting performance trials with several technology solution providers globally.
Adding private cloud orchestration for GPU-centric computing will open up new revenue generating opportunities for the company, especially in the cloud gaming market which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 48.2% between 2021 and 2027 and reach a global market size of $US7.2 billion (according to Grand View Research).
ActivePort runs a high-margin revenue business by licensing its software to telecommunications carriers, internet service providers (ISP), and IT managed service providers.
These clients use ActivePort’s software to offer more cost-effective network solutions to their own small, medium and enterprise-scale business customers.
After listing on the ASX in October, ActivePort is now moving rapidly to execute on its global growth strategy.
This article was developed in collaboration with ActivePort, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.
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