Operators are already experiencing:
DroneData non-virtualized “Always On” dedicated servers address all these bottlenecks and more.
DroneData servers execute Windows applications considerably faster than I7 GPU desktops, move data on/off at blazing speeds for processing, support full mobile access and at a cost effective fixed price per month. DroneData accomplishes this by utilizing data center resident GPU equipped servers with data center connectivity all while maintaining the familiar Windows environment. Unlike virtualized cloud processing, DroneData users have their dedicated Windows server in the DroneData data center and their servers and storage is not shared among other clients thus creating a more secure environment for sensitive drone collected data.
The need for processing power has already outpaced i7 GPU desktops and is going to increase dramatically again as drone use cases expand and as more compute hungry analytics applications go main stream. Within one year, drone photogrammetry mapping capabilities are producing results previously only available by utilizing expensive aircraft/helicopter flown laser mapping and imaging systems.
Take a look at Pix4D processing times produced by the DroneData Render Server, the DroneData Back Office Server and a typical GPU laptop at DroneData Products Demo
DroneData server products and pricing can be viewed at Dronedata Products
DroneData offers an 8 hour free trial for commercial operators that may want to witness the time savings of server class processing with data center connectivity and full mobility.