What is Cloud Paging? How does it work and why will it revolutionize the fast emerging Cloud Computing industry? Julie Bort, writer for the Business Insider, answers these questions in her article in Business Insider entitled, “WE'RE BLOWN AWAY: This Startup Could Literally Change The Entire Software Industry”. Bort reports on what Osman Kent, founder and CEO of Numecent a new entry into the Cloud Computing marketplace, describes as a new enterprise technology that “Cloudifies” any software, including operating systems. The software will then be delivered to the users device (i.e. desktop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) and run the software just as fast, if not faster, as if the software was installed on the device itself.
Numecent’s new technology can be used not only for enterprise software but also for video gaming and smartphones. This Cloud Paging can turn a person’s smartphone into a server. It is faster than desktop virtualization and even works if the user's device gets disconnected from their network or the internet. How does this happen?
Desktop virtualization relies on pixel-streaming technology. Cloud Paging does not. Numecent’s technology downloads bits of the instructions from the software right onto the user’s device. The users can also avoid extra licensing fees associated with Cloud Computing. Numecent grants “full license control” to users and not to the device itself which allows the users to check out an application and then check it back in when done using it.
Red Hat has already signed on with Numecent. This will allow it to offer Windows applications to Linux users. More partnerships are expected. Numecent also plans to create subsidiaries using Cloud Paging for different industries and spin them off thus inserting its technology into many industries. Numecent is a company to watch.