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Jellyfish Pictures opens two new VFX facilities

Jellyfish Pictures has opened two new virtual visual effects (VFX) facilities in Oval, London.

The production studio, which claimed it has created the first virtual VFX studios in Europe, has increased its capacity by 70 artists, taking the company’s total workforce to just short of 200 employees.

With no hardware housed onsite, Jellyfish Pictures’ Oval studios operate in a completely PC-over-IP environment and are powered by its Brixton facility, which accommodates the new studios’ servers. Exponential-e provided a 10Gb ethernet network, which enables Jellyfish to virtualise distributed Strongbox Technology workstations through Teradici’s remote visualisation solution and connect all four of its offices onto the same circuit. All sites sit on the same logical WAN, which provides access to Software Defined Storage (SDS) from Pixit Media and enables remote collaboration and support for flexible working practices.

Phil Dobree, CEO, Jellyfish Pictures, said: “The two new Oval offices are testament to how technology and creativity work hand-in-hand. The combined technology solution provided by Exponential-e gives the studio the ability to respond quickly to spikes in demand and treat resources as if they are all centralised, regardless of whether they are based on private or public cloud storage.

“With Jellyfish’s accelerated business growth, we now have the capacity to scale computing power and deploy virtual workstations in an instant, to execute even the most demanding of projects.”