News: Google and Qube! - PFX also at NAB presenting "9 Tips for Cloud Rendering"
Mature Render Farm Management System Provides Direct Link to Google Cloud Platform for Visual Effects, Post and Broadcast Studios
(Los Angeles, California--April 14, 2016) Today, 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.
With maxed-out render farms and sudden scope changes on the rise, the need for a secure cloud option has become essential. After months of research, PipelineFX concluded Google Cloud Platform provided the best solution for a user base that includes high-profile companieslike Disney, Mackevision, MPC and Moonbot Studios. Qube!’s innate compatibility with GCP’s solutions for media rendering has made the pairing even more seamless.
“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.”
By joining the Technology Partner program, PipelineFX can now continue to optimize Qube! for the Google Cloud Platform. While Qube! will be immediately effective on most systems, the PipelineFX support team can help users with unique pipelines initiate, troubleshoot and optimize their farms for GCP. GCP is also available to address common topics like establishing a VPN or choosing the best methods for transfers and synching.
“Operating at 100% capacity is how studios save money,” added Lewis. “It’s time to bring those savings to the cloud.”
To learn more about using GCP with Qube!, please visit PipelineFX’s “9 Tips for Rendering in the Google CloudPlatform”feature.
Interested parties can also schedule a meeting with PipelineFX at NAB 2016 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. During NAB 2016, PipelineFX will also be revealing their “9 Tips” during a Google event in Suite B of the Renaissance Las Vegason Monday, April 18thfrom 2:30-3:00pm PDT.
About Qube!™ and Smart Farming™
Qube! is an intelligent, mature and highly scalable render management solution that can be quickly integrated into any production workflow, and is backed by world-class technical support. Smart Farming delivers intelligence to production pipelines by providing business-critical insight into render pipelines, maximizing investment in rendering infrastructure and automating manual processes. Qube! works out of the box with all leading content creation applications and is truly cross-platform with all software components available on Windows®, Linux®, and Mac OS®X operating systems.
About PipelineFX As the leading provider of intelligent render farm management solutions for digital content creation, PipelineFX provides software, support, consulting and training services worldwide. Qube! runs on more than 35,000 render nodes at over 750 customers in 51 countries and is used to render film and visual effects, post production, broadcast, design, games and education media. Clients include Apple, Arc Productions, Base FX, BBC, Cisco, Cutting Edge Sydney, Deluxe, DHX Media, Dyson, Efilm, Electronic Arts, Ford, Google, HBO, Hasbro, Image Engine, L.M.U., L’Atelier Animation, Lockheed Martin, Mackevision, Method Studios, MPC, NBC Sports, Next Media Animation, Nvidia, NHK, NYU, Original Force, Pratt Institute, Procter & Gamble, RedHat, ReelFX, RodeoFX, South Park Studios, SVA, Target, Technicolor, Toyota and many others. PipelineFX is headquartered in Honolulu, HI, and has offices in Los Angeles, Portland, Las Vegas, and Vancouver.