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StudioCloud

Render more business value.

Designed specifically for the media and entertainment industry, StudioCloud takes the burden of technology off your hands to let you focus on creating great work. With over 100,000 cores and seven data centres across North America, we offer a completely secure, fully managed and infinitely scalable solution for studios of any size. Plus, we’re MPAA-audited.

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Benefits

Scalable Capacity

Scalable Capacity

Access our infinitely scalable pool of render capacity with the term length that suits your projects.


Flexible Pricing

For baseline render needs, choose a longer-term lease with lowest price per node and day. Add shorter-term rentals for project-based work.

Flexible Pricing

Speed

Speed

Deploy an entire studio of infrastructure in days to weeks —including workstations, storage and core network.


StudioCloud Exchange

Sell or sublease excess servers to other member studios to recoup your costs and mitigate risk.

StudioCloud Exchange

How it Works

Select the location you want to render, connect to our Animation/VFX render purpose-built data centres via dark fibre and light up render capacity with the look, feel and security of being on your premises. If access to talent and tax credits means you need to shift locations, just scale up capacity at a new StudioCloud site. If your nodes are idle, you can sub-lease them at a higher rate than you paid.


Strategically placed locations. Our data centres in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal serve you via an ultra-high-speed network. You get high-performance, low-latency data transfer for faster job cycles.


Outside talent and tax credits. Need to access outside talent or take advantage of tax credits? We make it easy. Just scale up capacity at a new StudioCloud site.


Scale up at a moment’s notice. Increased capacity is yours for the asking, and it’s yours without the expected capital outlay. Tell us what you need, and we’ll take care of the rest.


Sublease your nodes with Studio Exchange. With StudioCloud Exchange, your IT budget can be a profit centre. Excess server capacity can be subleased or sold to any other studio using our service. It’s the ideal way to recover costs and mitigate risk.

How it Works

Select the location you want to render, connect to our Animation/VFX render purpose-built data centres via dark fibre and light up render capacity with the look, feel and security of being on your premises. If access to talent and tax credits means you need to shift locations, just scale up capacity at a new StudioCloud site. If your nodes are idle, you can sub-lease them at a higher rate than you paid.

Strategically placed locations

Our data centres in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles serve you via an ultra-high-speed network. You get high-performance, low-latency data transfer for faster job cycles.

Scale up at a
moment's notice

Increased capacity is yours for the asking, and it’s yours without the expected capital outlay. Tell us what you need, and we’ll take care of the rest.


Outside talent and
tax credits.

Need to access outside talent or take advantage of tax credits? We make it easy. Just scale up capacity at a new StudioCloud site.


Sublease your nodes with Studio Exchange.

With StudioCloud Exchange, your IT budget can be a profit centre. Excess server capacity can be subleased or sold to any other studio using our service. It’s the ideal way to recover costs and mitigate risk.


Technical Specs

High Security

A fully air-gapped network accredited by MPAA and Disney/Marvel, plus data centre redundancy with access control and security cameras.

Fully Managed

24/7 monitoring and support from StudioCloud engineers, backed by CDW’s own network operations and security operations centre.

Dark Fibre

Our data centres in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles connect you via an ultra-high-speed network for high-performance, low-latency data transfers.

Purpose Built

StudioCloud is designed for animation and VFX, with high core count, frequency, and memory compute nodes.

Blazing Performance

We use Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors with Intel® C620 Series Chipsets for the performance today’s studios demand.

Reduced Costs

With Intel® Optane™ Technology, fast caching and storage give you reduced transaction costs for latency-sensitive workloads.

Get your free copy of our StudioCloud Render Study

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory and Large VFX RAM Footprints: A StudioCloud Render Study

The CDW Canada StudioCloud team meets with large and small animation and VFX studios daily and studies the ways that their routine tasks are made easier or more difficult by their processing. One trend that has emerged in these conversations is the need to accommodate larger and larger RAM footprints.

We are excited to present the StudioCloud render study, which tests Intel® Optane DC persistent memory and large VFX RAM footprints.

Download the study to learn more about our methodology, key findings, and conclusions.

Ready to move your media and entertainment organization forward with the latest technology? Get in touch with CDW.

Contact us to learn about the right solutions for your company and customers.

Call 800.972.3922