As the media and entertainment industry continues to adopt cloud and virtual collaboration, Qumulo’s flexibility of deployment, unrivaled simplicity, and impressive efficiency of management at petabyte scale is cementing Qumulo as the storage software of choice for in-house and remote creative work teams. Qumulo announced continued momentum across the media and entertainment (M&E) industry, from major film studios, streaming networks, gaming and production houses, to animation, post production and VFX companies. Qumulo continues to help innovators capture, collaborate and distribute creativity for audiences all over the world to enjoy.
M&E companies are turning to cloud based storage solutions
The global pandemic accelerated the digital transformations of many enterprises that looked to the cloud to enable remote workers and keep business running. The media and entertainment (M&E) industry, in particular, was a very fast mover to fulfill customers’ demand to stream video entertainment–and lots of it–as they quarantined at home. But before they could do this, post-production studios and corporate media producers had to figure out how to take advantage of the performance and capacity of the cloud while keeping cost control in mind. Their creative teams also needed remote access to the familiar applications and massive amounts of unstructured data required to produce high-quality digital media content on tight schedules.
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Delivering a high-performance remote workstation solution
Many of our M&E customers were using Qumulo’s cloud-native file system in the data center so they were able to move to a hybrid cloud strategy quickly and run large-scale workloads in the cloud. But what about the rest? Qumulo worked with its partners and AWS to provide the virtual workstation experience and applications creatives need to do remote video editing resulting in Qumulo Studio Q on AWS a post-production environment in the cloud.
Remote work studios packed with power and enterprise security
Vega atelier extends that capability by enabling remote work studios with solutions that combine the power of AWS with enterprise security. Virtual workstations deploy in minutes enabling remote workers to collaborate on content creation projects while Vega’s managed services framework ensures workloads run efficiently and remain cost-effective. Workgroups can overcome business and IT barriers using the Vega atelier fully managed service enabling remote creatives to run optimized cloud workloads on a secure platform.
While the Qumulo Studio Q Quick Start solution deploys up to ten post-production virtual workstations in minutes; Vega atelier is a production-ready solution in a fully managed, secure environment with controlled user access, drag and drop automation and a native virtual workstation client connection broker.
Running virtual workstations on demand
Remote workers can run Adobe Creative Suite and other desktop applications in a secure environment from anywhere using Vega atelier — a fully managed studio infrastructure running on AWS. The remote video editing and post production solution combines Qumulo Cloud Q on AWS for high-performance file data management and storage, Teradici Cloud Access Software (CAS) PC over IP for a consistent workstation experience, and Armor cybersecurity to provide a secure environment on AWS.
The Vega atelier managed work studio is paired with the leading apps in performance data management, cybersecurity, demand global infrastructure, and virtual workstation compression to give users everything they need to collaborate and work efficiently.
Using Vega’s holistic, end-to-end solution, media and entertainment studios and enterprise media producers can control costs by running remote work studios on demand or incrementally, paying only for the compute they use, when they need it, at nearly limitless scale.
Vega atelier can be deployed in an existing AWS account as a single-tenant solution where the user provides their own licensing, or it can be consumed as a service where Vega Cloud provides a single bill for management, monitoring, security audits, AWS resources, and Qumulo file storage. In either scenario, Vega atelier can help reduce the AWS resource costs up to 60% by ‘parking’ the Qumulo cluster and idle workstation resources after normal business hours or between productions.
How to deploy media content creation workstations in the cloud
Watch our Partner webinar replay on YouTube with Qumulo, Vega Cloud atelier and Teradici to see how Vega atelier provides secure remote access to customized workstations enabling creatives to run high-performance file data workflows from anywhere. You’ll also learn how to deploy secure, cost effective media content creation workstations in the cloud.
In the webinar replay on YouTube, I provide an overview of Qumulo Studio Q on AWS, followed by Tommy Gustaveson, Teradici Strategic Alliances, HP, who explains how the Teradici CAS and PCoIP solution enables an optimal virtual workstation experience with low latency and high performance. Then Kris Bliesner, CEO Vega, delivers a deep dive on the capabilities of the Vega atelier fully managed remote work studio, including the secure remote architecture.
Scroll up to the video above to watch our webinar replay, where you will learn more about Vega atelier’s cost-saving features enabling users to create media content efficiently, including:
- Control the use of expensive editorial workstations with drag and drop scheduling to save 57-70% of end user compute costs.
- Park your Qumulo cluster with stateful shutdown and disk archiving for up to 66% savings over a 24×7 setup on demand.
- Use your own AWS account or Vega’s — an AWS account can be created and billed as part of the managed service.
- Budget and forecast with automatic cost roll ups with Vega’s robust reporting tool and monitor virtual workstation spend (usage) via dashboard.
See how Vega atelier enables creative professionals to collaborate remotely and securely in the cloud with Qumulo Studio Q. Request a demo.
- YouTube video: How to Deploy Media Content Creation Workstation in the Cloud
- Related story: Vega atelier + Qumulo: Maximizing Remote M&E Creative Collaboration
- Related story: Qumulo Studio Q Builds Post Production Platforms in the Cloud on AWS
Ben Gitenstein runs Product at Qumulo. He and his team of product managers and data scientists have conducted nearly 1,000 interviews with storage users and analyzed millions of data points to understand customer needs and the direction of the storage market. Prior to working at Qumulo, Ben spent five years at Microsoft, where he split his time between Corporate Strategy and Product Planning.