Oakland, CA – June 27, 2019 – Conductor Technologies today announced that its cloud rendering platform will support Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), bringing the near-infinite virtual compute resources of AWS to Conductor customers. The new capability will provide content production studios working in visual effects, animation and immersive media access to new secure, powerful resources to quickly and economically scale render capacity. Amazon EC2 instances, including cost-effective Spot Instances, are expected to be available via Conductor in Summer 2019.
“Our goal has always been to ensure that Conductor users can easily access reliable, secure instances on a massive scale. AWS has the largest and most geographically diverse compute, and the AWS Thinkbox team, which is highly experienced in all facets of high-volume rendering, is dedicated to M&E content production, so working with them was a natural fit,” said Conductor CEO Mac Moore. “We’ve already been running hundreds of thousands of simultaneous cores through Conductor, and with AWS as our preferred cloud provider, I expect we’ll be over the million simultaneous core mark in no time.”
Simple to deploy and highly scalable, Conductor is equally effective as an off-the-shelf solution or customized to a studio’s needs through its flexible API. Conductor’s intuitive UI and accessible analytics provide a wealth of insightful data for keeping studio budgets on track. Applications supported by Conductor include Autodesk Maya and Arnold; Foundry’s NUKE, Cara VR, KATANA, MODO and Ocula; Chaos Group’s V-Ray; Pixar’s Renderman; Isotropix’s Clarisse; Golaem; Ephere’s Ornatrix; Yeti; and Miarmy. Additional software and plug-in support are in-progress, and may be available upon request.
About Conductor Technologies
Conductor is a secure cloud-based platform that enables VFX, VR/AR and animation studios to seamlessly offload rendering and simulation workloads to the public cloud. As the only rendering service that is dynamically scalable to meet the exact needs of even the largest studios, Conductor easily integrates into existing workflows, features an open architecture for customization, provides data insights and can implement controls over usage to ensure budgets and timelines stay on track. Visit conductortech.com and follow @ConductorTech for more information.