Render farms and other media processing done on-prem are the norm for many creative companies today. Studios have made decades-long investment in talent, tools, and infrastructure ― investments worth protecting even as they explore how to augment their creative workflow in the cloud.
The diagram above shows a powerful hybrid setup using Google's partner Avere, which allows you to mirror your existing environment in the cloud for computationally intensive workloads such as rendering.
For both burst and long-running rendering jobs, even simple configurations can augment your creative pipeline, letting you tap infinite compute and storage capacity when you need it most. Google Cloud Interconnect gives you a private connection to Google’s network so your packets don’t have to traverse the open Internet. This minimizes latency and increases reliability, requiring less hops and creating fewer points of failure. Contact us to learn how Compute Engine and Cloud Storage along with a virtual filer in the cloud can make short work of even your most intensive renders.
Nearline, Google’s industry-defining archival and DR product, delivers highly available cold storage with your data available instantly. With ~3-second response times at one cent per GB/month, Nearline delivers all the benefits of cold storage with retrieval speeds one would associate with Google. Combined with Google Cloud Interconnect and VPN, you can safely archive your media assets over encrypted connections directly from your place to our place.
With video making up more than 80% of all Internet traffic by 2020, video ingestion into the cloud along with video processing and transcoding are fast becoming key workloads for media companies. For content owners looking for an end-to-end service from content acquisition, ingestion, processing, all the way to distribution and cross-device playback, iStreamPlanet is an excellent managed solution. For companies looking to do custom transcoding workloads in the cloud, Google has partnered with the industry’s leaders in video transcoding software, many of which you can click-to-deploy on Compute Engine.