Amazon Web Services has announced the availability of AWS Deadline Cloud, “a fully managed service that helps customers set up, deploy, and scale rendering projects in minutes.”

Deadline Cloud allows users to build a cloud-based render farm that scales from zero to thousands of compute instances for peak demand without needing to manage their own infrastructure.

Customers can use built-in customisation tools and integrations with digital content creation (DCC) software, such as Autodesk Arnold, Autodesk Maya, Foundry Nuke, and SideFX Houdini, to tailor their render pipelines for specific projects and directly render from preferred tools for use in design, modeling, animation, visual effects, and so on.

AWS says Deadline Cloud allows creative teams to accelerate production timelines by running more projects in parallel, without worrying about capacity limits. Deadline Cloud has built-in budget-management capabilities to help understand costs with “high granularity” on a project-by-project basis with “no upfront costs.”

“We are at a tipping point in the industry where demand for rendering quality VFX and the amount of content created using generative AI are outpacing customers’ on-premises render farm capacity,” said Antony Passemard, general manager of Creative Tools at AWS. “AWS Deadline Cloud meets any customer’s rendering requirements by providing a scalable render farm without having to manage the underlying infrastructure. Creative teams can embrace the velocity of content pipelines and respond quickly to opportunities to accept more projects, while meeting tight deadlines and delivering high-quality content.”

Deadline Cloud is generally available today in US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Europe (Frankfurt), and Europe (Ireland).

Staff Reporter

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