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LT.Rusty
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Advance2000 / Inventor-via-Cloud

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02-21-2013 07:08 AM

Anyone have any experience using Advance2000's services?  I've been looking around online, haven't found much in the way of reviews.  Actually, I haven't found much other than the company itself talking about itself.

 

My company is looking into using them (or someone / something similar) and replacing all our workstations with thin clients, and I'm interested in what sort of impact that will have on my own work.  They've got a demo server set up that we can currently access via VMWare View, and I've spent a few hours playing around with that.  I've formed some opinions, but I'm also looking to see what other people's experiences / views have been, to see if there's something that I'm missing that will push my opinion further to one side or the other.

 

Anyone?


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Re: Advance2000 / Inventor-via-Cloud

02-21-2013 08:20 AM in reply to: LT.Rusty

i don't even know they are allowed to do that

this is from the EULA: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Installation-Licensing/Autodesk-EULA-and-non-Citrix-Virtualization/td-...

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LT.Rusty
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02-21-2013 08:33 AM in reply to: DarrenP

Our VAR is involved in this, so I'm assuming that licensing issues have been dealt with somehow.  (Of course, we all know what happens when you assume... )


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02-21-2013 08:34 AM in reply to: LT.Rusty

hopefully your VAR isn't leading you down an illegal path in autodesk eyes

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LT.Rusty
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02-21-2013 08:38 AM in reply to: DarrenP

Yep.

 

I don't really understand the back-office setup they've got running, so it very well may be Citrix-based.  I can't really imagine that these guys are straying from the path though - they've been making plenty of noise online about their services, although most of what I see is Revit.


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Re: Advance2000 / Inventor-via-Cloud

02-21-2013 08:45 AM in reply to: LT.Rusty

we had a client asking about vmware or installing Acad on a "server" and allowing people to sign in remotely to use it and were told by Adesk that neither is supported, 'cept the citrix server thing.  I think the citrix solution was limited to a select few apps and neither Acad nor Inventor were supported then IRC.

 

I'd be interested in knowing what your var is up to myself!

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MarkMcDonough
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Re: Advance2000 / Inventor-via-Cloud

02-22-2013 03:22 PM in reply to: LT.Rusty


Hello! Since this topic shifted to licensing, I thought I would offer some perspective on the issue. Autodesk has

been visibly offering their "Citrix-Ready" solution for several years now, yet little mention is made regarding

other VM possibilities, such as VMware used in private cloud computing. For us, license compliance is a high

priority, so we asked Autodesk for clarification regarding VMware and our specific implementation, and received

judgment that we are compliant.

 

Regarding a focus on Revit, it's a response to universal frustration among the AEC industry that current BIM

offerings haven't made real-time multi-party BIM collaboration easy. We take pride in our unique BIM Cloud

solution that enables multiple project team members; Architects, MEP, Structural, and other Consultants, to

collaborate real-time within a secure private BIM Cloud solution.

 

I'm not a salesman, but a technical guy with 20 years' experience with a large multidisciplinary design firm, most

of those years as CAD/BIM Manager. In recent years I followed the compelling trend of Private Cloud Computing,

and strategically joined Advance2000 because I believe their private cloud business solutions are a natural fit

for the AEC industry, where collaboration is essential. We're also unique in offering CAD/BIM Manager service and

support solutions for AEC customers who move to the Advance2000 Private Cloud. I'm happy to be the "CAD/BIM

Manager in the Cloud".

 

By the way, AEC-focused services and BIM clouds are only a subset of our capabilities, Advance2000 is a full-

service Information Technology company and Private Cloud solutions specialist. Regarding software in a

virtualized environment, we say "if it runs on your computer, it will run in our cloud" (of course, license eulas

must also allow this type of installation scenario).

 

Mark McDonough
AEC Support Specialist
"CAD/BIM Manager in the Cloud"
Advance2000.com

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