PipelineFX, the leader in render farm management for visual effects, announced that it has become a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Technology Partner. Using Qube! and Google Cloud Platform, artists can now overcome the resource issues that hold studios back.
QUBE! in the Cloud
PipelineFX has concluded that Google’s Cloud Platform (GCP) is the best solution for running its render farm software (Qube!) in a distributed cloud environment. The company took six months to research and test cloud platform providers, looking for the best choice for their many flagship customers such as Disney, Mackevision, MPC and Moonlit Studios.
“Qube! and Google Cloud Platform fit together perfectly,” said Richard Lewis, CEO of PipelineFX. “We didn’t even have to write new code. Whether our users want to dispatch from a local farm to the cloud or from a GCP supervisor to their local system, Qube! just works.”
Technology Partner Program
By joining the Google Cloud Technology Partner Program, PipelineFX can now continue to optimize Qube! for GCP. The notes that while Qube! will be immediately effective on most systems, the PipelineFX support team can help users with unique pipelines initiate, test, troubleshoot, and optimize their render farms for GCP.
“Operating at 100% capacity is how studios save money,” added Lewis. “It’s time to bring those savings to the cloud.”
PipelineFX at NAB 2016
Interested parties can also schedule a meeting with PipelineFX at NAB 2016 by emailing [email protected]. During NAB 2016, PipelineFX will also be revealing their “9 Tips” during a Google event in Suite B of the Renaissance Las Vegas on Monday, April 18th from 2:30-3:00 p.m. PDT.
Google Cloud Platform isn’t something Architosh has written about yet. We have written a fair amount already about Amazon’s Web Services in stories related to OTOY and others. Like OTOY’s solutions and like Frame, the goal here is fundamentally the same: utilize non-local compute hardware resources.
Cloud solutions are popping up everywhere and have for some time now. It was only a matter of time before Qube! ran in the cloud and their customers are likely happy with this direction. While companies as large as Disney are counted among their happy customers, this particular Google Cloud Platform direction for Qube! is particularly great for smaller outfits as it gives them a chance to scale using remote hardware in a different way compared to the resources that companies like Disney have.