Netflix and Amazon Web Services are working together to help visual effects companies that work with the streaming service to use the cloud for render workflows.
AWS is acting as solutions provider for the project, along with its partner Conductor Technologies, which leverages AWS compute and supports AWS Thinkbox Deadline, for on-demand rendering.
It is offering VFX studios streamlined access to dedicated technical support and hands-on solutions architecture engagement. Once onboarded, mid-size and boutique VFX studios that Netflix works with can access AWS technical resources and support.
Netflix said the aim of the partnership is to support a healthy VFX ecosystem, and helping VFX studios move toward the cloud is a step towards that.
The streamer added that “when VFX teams dedicate more compute capacity to rendering, they are empowered to handle more projects, iterations, and schedule crunches while maintaining on-time deliveries. This ultimately results in more compelling entertainment for Netflix members.”
“Cloud technology has introduced new ways for studios and artists across the globe to create incredible content,” said Antony Passemard, general manager of creative tools at AWS. “We look forward to working alongside Netflix to enable more access for creators to streamlined infrastructure and high-performance compute power on the world’s leading cloud. This partnership will be compelling for any company that wants to bring the breadth and depth of the AWS portfolio into their workflows, built with the highest standards for security, speed and resilience.”