AWS Thinkbox Partners

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The AWS Partner Network (APN) is the global partner program for AWS. APN Partners that are part of the AWS Thinkbox ecosystem are uniquely positioned to help your company meet the demands of rapid content production by leveraging the power of AWS. We have the broadest portfolio of rendering, storage, and streaming solutions composed of the most popular tools and services used in content production today. Together with our partners we help create solutions for customers, whether they are on-premises, hybrid, or operating their entire studio in the cloud. 

To learn more about how each partner can help you deliver your projects in a faster, more secure, and scalable manner browse the listings below.

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Rendering Partners

With the explosion of content across new platforms and mobile devices, VFX, animation, and games studios are producing more content than ever. The ability to quickly burst to the cloud and scale capacity has become essential for studios to manage the growing volume and complexity of today’s productions. From big studios to independent film makers, Autodesk software is used by 3D content creators worldwide to produce the year’s top blockbusters, TV shows, and games. Together, Autodesk and AWS offer creative professionals a highly scalable cloud rendering and virtualization solution that integrates with the tools they use every day, including Maya, 3ds Max, and Arnold. Usage-based licensing for these Autodesk tools are available to purchase in the AWS Thinkbox Marketplace.

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Chaos Group is a worldwide leader in computer graphics. We create the technology that helps artists and designers create photoreal imagery and animation for design, television, and feature films. Our physically-based rendering and simulation software is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies around the globe. Our research and development in cloud rendering, material scanning, and virtual reality is shaping the future of creative storytelling and digital design. Usage-based licensing for V-Ray is available to purchase from the AWS Thinkbox Marketplace.

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At Foundry we advance the art and technology of visual experience. We help bring incredible ideas to life. The Nuke Family of products offer cutting-edge toolkits for node-based compositing, editorial and review, with unparalleled flexibility and collaborative workflows help you get the highest quality results - fast. And with its highly efficient, collaborative approach to look development and lighting, Katana gives you the creative scope and scalability to meet the needs of today’s most demanding CG-rendering. Integrating Nuke and Katana with AWS Thinkbox Deadline enables studios to efficiently scale rendering workloads for faster results and quicker turnaround times. Usage-based licensing for Nuke and Katana is available to purchase from the AWS Thinkbox Marketplace.

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Isotropix is a software development company founded by former CG Artists. The company develops Clarisse a high-end 3D DCC adopted by world-leading VFX and Animation studios such as DNEG and Dreamworks Animation. The company also offers, CNode a software dedicated to rendering the content created in Clarisse. Using AWS Thinkbox Deadline, customers can easily scale their rendering capacity according to their production needs. Usage-based licensing for CNode is available to purchase from the AWS Thinkbox Marketplace.

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Maxon is a developer of professional 3D modeling, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning Cinema 4D software has been used extensively to create visual effects, broadcast motion graphics, cinematics for AAA games, scientific animation and architectural/industrial visualization. Cinema 4D offers tight integrations to Adobe CC, CAD applications and more in addition to support for industry-standard exchange formats. Integrating Cinema 4D with AWS Thinkbox Deadline enables studios to efficiently scale rendering workloads for quicker turnaround times.

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OTOY ® cutting-edge capture, render, and streaming technologies power next-generation holographic media experiences. In partnership with AWS, OTOY will be bringing the OctaneRender ® engine, the first and fastest unbiased, physically correct, GPU-accelerated renderer, to the Thinkbox marketplace. OctaneRender Thinkbox Deadline integration provides artists the first production ready holographic GPU cloud compute, with access to thousands of Octane nodes tuned specifically for Amazon EC2 P.3.2xlarge and P3.16xlarge instances.

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Redshift is a powerful GPU-accelerated renderer, built to meet the specific demands of contemporary high-end production rendering. Tailored to support creative individuals and studios of every size, Redshift offers a suite of powerful features and integrates with industry standard CG applications. Available as an integrated solution for a number of industry standard applications and on-demand from the AWS Thinkbox Marketplace, Redshift provides both power and flexibility seamlessly integrated into your pipeline. Usage-based licensing for Redshift is available to purchase from the AWS Thinkbox Marketplace.

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Houdini is procedural software used to create 3D content for Film, TV, Games, Advertising and VR. With its node-based workflow, Houdini is ideal for creating dynamic simulations, procedural models, terrain, character fx, rendered images and more. Houdini is integrated with AWS Thinkbox Deadline and its compute management tools to efficiently distribute rendered images and simulations to on-site compute farms and to the cloud."

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Virtual Workstation Partners

The Arch Platform allows you to effortlessly spin up powerful cloud-based digital content creation facilities for visual effects, post-production, virtual production and other collaborative creative endeavors. With Arch's intuitive enterprise level SaaS dashboard, clients can easily build resources including workstations, render farms, storage and licensing servers, as well as create users and teams and manage facility and project permissions. Arch also incorporates studio-grade security to keep content safe in the cloud. Scale up or down, pay as you go, and create without boundaries.

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BeBop Technology creates powerful end-to-end cloud-based solutions that enable creativity and collaboration to happen anywhere, anytime. The BeBop platform enables video editors, VFX artists, animators, post-production professionals and producers worldwide remotely access an extremely powerful computer in AWS which runs industry-standard tools like Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, Autodesk’s Maya, and GrayMeta’s Iris. BeBop’s flexible, on-demand pricing model includes BeBop Over the Shoulder (OTS) for real-time remote review/approval and BeBop Rocket for cloud-optimized file transfer and moving your existing workflows into the cloud.

ftrack is the project management, production tracking and media review platform that teams in the creative industries use to collaborate. ftrack simplifies workflows and increases studio efficiency via solutions such as its AWS Thinkbox Deadline integration, which enables a seamless render and review data flow for artists. ftrack also uses Amazon S3 to ensure secure, reliable and durable cloud storage for its users.

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Assess and secure your cloud environment on AWS with a third-party security assessment. Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) strives to empower customers in the realm of security through security assessments completed using white box assessment methodology. ISE also provides guidance through Hardening Guides specific to AWS Cloud environments deployed in various industries including Media and Entertainment.

NIM is an all-in-one studio management platform that seamlessly integrates with Deadline to share all renders and Drafts throughout your team. Deadline automatically uploads Drafts into the NIM project, allowing users to annotate images and videos via the NIM Review tool for immediate feedback. Artists and supervisors are now always up-to-date. Render jobs linked by Deadline’s Pipeline Integration are logged into NIM, providing a clean and efficient hub to track all associated output within each project.

Sohonet FastLane serves as a direct connection from media facilities worldwide to the AWS cloud, offering media teams with a secure, reliable and flexible high-speed conduit to a range of remote compute and storage solutions. It provides a strategic capability to companies that need flexible, low-latency delivery of highly resource-intensive cloud computing workflows (i.e. Virtual workstations, VFX rendering, transcoding, processing, etc.) with studio-grade security and immediate scalability.

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Leveraging the power of AWS compute, storage and distribution, Teradici PCoIP® technology and Cloud Access Software enables secure and high-quality visualization of Linux or Windows workstations, including creative content and applications from anywhere and using any device. The PCoIP protocol is the most secure remoting technology in the marketplace. Creative professionals worldwide depend on Teradici for uncompromised user experience – ultra-secure access to graphics-intensive 3D applications while media assets remain protected. Teradici Cloud Access Software is available from the AWS Marketplace.

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Storage Partners

pixitmedia’s pixstor is a unified storage solution for demanding media workflows. pixstor running on EC2 lets users rapidly expand workflows into AWS and integrate on-premises resources, with sustained high-performance and intelligent data management. From transcode, burst render, cloud workstations, multi-site, and global collaboration to Cloud archive, users can spin up pixstor in the AWS Marketplace with simple push-button deployment.

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Qumulo delivers high-performance hybrid cloud file storage for editorial, rendering and transcoding workflows. Qumulo enables Deadline customers to maximize performance on-premises, to burst into AWS to instantly scale compute, or to move entire post production workflows in AWS for global collaboration between artists and studios. QF2 for AWS and Qumulo capacity file storage are available from the AWS Marketplace.

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WekaIO Matrix™ on AWS for M&E customers can effectively support render in cloud and run VFX workloads delivering data center agility, optimizing infrastructure investment, and accelerated I/O showcasing time to value. Matrix High-Performance File System for Compute-Intensive Applications subscriptions are available from the AWS Marketplace.

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