STUDIO IN THE CLOUD

A set of cloud solutions that help creative studios scale rendering workloads, workstations for artists and editors, and storage workloads for hybrid or full cloud pipelines – all with AWS.

Deadline 10.1

AWS Thinkbox Deadline is a hassle-free hybrid administration and compute management toolkit for Windows, Linux, and macOS based render farms, supporting more than 80 different content creation applications out of the box.

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“We’ve always used Deadline for managing resources on premises, but our per hour compute costs are so low, we weren’t sure if the cloud was the right option for us until it became clear we needed a lot more CPU to get the job done. We couldn’t have hit our deadlines without AWS.”

Jeff Bell
COO and Co-founder
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“Deadline allows us to be productive in processing data and we’re able to execute on a much bigger scale with AWS resources.”

James Reid
Head of FX and CG Supervisor
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“Deadline is really open so we have a ton of flexibility to customize and manipulate the code for our specific needs. When we wanted to take on more ambitious work, cloud seemed like the best option for scaling our render capacity. We have a limited machine room footprint and physically expanding our farm would not have been feasible,”

Erik Nelson
Head of Technology and Senior Pipeline Engineer
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“Deadline is wholly integral to our business. Literally, every single image we create, which ends up on the big screen, is done so with the help of Deadline. It’s flexible and allows us to quickly modify and extend the system to suit the needs of individual projects.”

Maxx Lee
Head of Engineering
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“The cloud is huge – not just in VFX, but for the entire post-production industry. It’s going to be used more and more as companies adapt, and solutions like Deadline are invaluable in making that transition as painless as it can possibly be.”

Jason Fotter
Co-Founder and CTO

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