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Data storage company Qumulo announces support for Amazon Nimble Studio

By Ryan Morris-Reade, Mon 3 May 2021

Seattle based data storage company Qumulo has announced support for the Amazon Nimble Studio.

This is a new service that Amazon says enables customers to set up creative studios in hours rather than weeks. It says this allows for flexible scale and access to rendering on-demand. 

The service is powered by Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud G4 instances, the Nimble Studio virtual workstations provide on-demand computing power. Amazon Nimble Studio supports Windows and Linux, as well as industry-standard digital content creation applications. 

Amazon Nimble Studio customers can now choose Qumulo as a file storage solution to manage files in the cloud.

“The shift to a distributed workforce has forced production teams to collaborate in remote, cloud environments resulting in data being generated by media and entertainment companies more than ever before,” says Qumulo field CTO, Keith Nargi.

“At Qumulo, we provide creative teams with a modern infrastructure that is simple to use and highly scalable to meet the needs of changing project demands. We’re honoured to be a launch partner of Amazon Nimble Studio.”

Amazon says that by using Nimble Studio, customers can rapidly onboard and collaborate with artists from anywhere in the world, this it says will allow them to produce content faster and in a more cost-effective manner.

Artists will have access to accelerated virtual workstations, high-speed storage, and scalable rendering across the Amazon Web Services global infrastructure, so they can create content as part of virtual teams. 

Qumulo says that by using its data management system paired with Nimble Studio, customers can unlock remote content creation workflows at a larger scale and better performance across many aspects of the media and entertainment data lifecycle. It says this can be done at petabyte scale, with real-time visibility, predictive caching, and a comprehensive API. 

“Media and entertainment companies experienced a massive digital transformation over the past year as many studios shifted to virtual collaboration within the cloud,” says Nargi.

“Because of this, Qumulo experienced unprecedented growth of file data created by M&E customers in 2020. The company currently supports 7 of the top 10 media and entertainment companies and is designed to handle the most demanding media and video production workloads.” 

He says that studios including Industrial Brothers, Cinesite, Raynault VFX and FuseFX use Qumulo to produce television shows, animated feature films and VFX projects, these include The Greatest Showman, American Horror Story, Amazon Prime Videos The Boys, and The Avengers.

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