Amazon is launching two new Web Services products that will expand the company’s cloud services. The tools will allow users to stream apps, games, and even desktops from the cloud. The new tools do have some limitations but they’re just the first step in an ongoing effort by Amazon to expand its cloud services.
Amazon wants to see apps, games, and entire desktops run out of the cloud, and it’s launching two new Web Services products today to see that happen. One tool, called AppStream, will allow developers to completely run and render an application in Amazon’s cloud, which can then be beamed down to users on a variety of different platforms. Someone running the app theoretically wouldn’t know the difference between something running over AppStream or their local hardware, though that would depend on how quickly the hardware was able to receive the stream.