Work anywhere in the world with CloudStudio

Media and entertainment digital content creators face many creative and logistical challenges in producing the amazing work we all love. Being 100% productive from anywhere needn’t be one of those challenges.

With production teams worldwide leaving their studios to work from home, organizations urgently need tools and architectures that will enable them to continue running specialized workflows like editing, rendering and post-production effects. Qumulo CloudStudio enables these organizations to efficiently continue work on their projects by moving the critical applications and data they run in their studios to the public cloud on both AWS and GCP platforms, without buying new versions of the software they own, or frankly without essentially changing their workflows at all. In addition, content creators can better leverage resources and talent across time zones, and more effectively collaborate with globally-dispersed teams with Qumulo CloudStudio.

Qumulo CloudStudio allows organizations to work on projects from anywhere in the world without compromising speed, flexibility, scalability, or security. Customers can deploy CloudStudio on AWS or GCP quickly and easily, allowing local artists to connect from anywhere (including their couches), while experiencing seamless 30+ frames per second (FPS) video playback.

Qumulo CloudStudio works with many software tools used in post-production today – Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, Nuke, Maya, and others. How do these workhorse applications — all written for Windows and macOS workstations — work so smoothly in the cloud? The reason is Qumulo CloudStudio. Qumulo running in the cloud provides best-in-class NFS and SMB protocol support, automatic cross-protocol permissions handling, and full metadata fidelity. Combined with ultra low-latency remote PCoIP clients such as those by Teradici, remote artists get the same level of application responsiveness they’re used to, because applications get the same enterprise-grade file storage they need to run properly. All of this runs harmoniously together, at large scale and warp speed in the cloud.

Some of the world’s largest movie studios, streaming content providers, and gaming companies are using Qumulo in the public cloud to run their customized pre and post-production workflows at scale.

This allows artists to use the best-in-class applications they prefer, allows for massive scale at a moment’s notice, and removes bottlenecks to corporate LANs, physical assets, and even constraints of time zone and location. All so creators can do what they do best…creating, editing, and delivering amazing content.

Video Demonstrations

CloudStudio Running Adobe Premiere Pro in Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Here, Ian Marcroft, one of our Senior System Engineers, shows how Qumulo CloudStudio runs Adobe Premiere Pro in GCP using Teradici PCoP clients.

Qumulo software: 4 nodes of Qumulo 5TB hybrid nodes. n1-standard-8 (8 vCPUs, skylake, 30 GB memory)

Applications: Adobe Premiere Pro

Remote Access: Qumulo partners with Teradici, leveraging best-in-class PCoIP technology for ultra-low latency remote access. Recommendation: Teradici Cloud Access Software.

Workstations: GCP provides GPU-enabled workstations that are purpose-built for graphics-intensive VFX and Editing workflows. Recommendation: Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or Microsoft Windows 10 on a g3.4xlarge virtual machine instance. 16 vCPUs 60GB memory n1-standard-16. 1 GCP offers four GPU choices which can be attached to any instance — K80, P4, P100 or V100. Choose the one that meets your needs, if your region supports it.

Storage: At a minimum, your file storage needs to support both NFS and SMB in a single namespace so that your team members can create content, render and edit from the same volume. In addition, the file system should deliver the read and write performance required for editors to have a similar feel and user experience that they are accustomed to in a professional studio environment. Recommendation: Qumulo File System

CloudStudio Running Da Vinci Resolve in AWS

Here, Ian Marcroft, one of our Senior System Engineers, shows how Qumulo CloudStudio runs Da Vinci Resolve 16 in AWS using Teradici PCoIP clients.

Qumulo software: 4 nodes of Qumulo 5TB hybrid nodes. m5.8xlarge (32 vCPUs, 128 GB memory)

Applications: Da Vinci Resolve 16

Remote Access: Qumulo partners with Teradici, leveraging best-in-class PCoIP technology for ultra-low latency remote access. Recommendation: Teradici Cloud Access Software.

Workstations: AWS provides GPU-enabled workstations that are purpose-built for graphic intensive VFX and Editing workflows. Recommendation: Microsoft Windows Server 2016 on a g4dn.4xlarge EC2 instance. 4 vCPUs 30GB memory. 1 GPU NVIDIA Tesla P100. (Make sure the region supports the GPU you need.)

Storage: At a minimum, your file storage needs to support both NFS and SMB in a single namespace so that your team members can create content, render and edit from the same volume. In addition, the file system should deliver the read and write performance required for editors to have a similar feel and user experience that they are accustomed to in a professional studio environment. Recommendation: Qumulo File System (5x30TB cluster with c5n.9xlarge EC2 instances)

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