Media & Entertainment
Take the Next Step With Your Media and Entertainment
Overcome common studio IT challenges in the film, TV, video, web, gaming, interactive industries.
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Dive Deeper into Media & Entertainment
CDW is the leading Canadian software solution provider for the Media and Entertainment Industry. We serve thousands of clients, ranging from freelancers and start-ups to some of the largest studios in the industry.
Our M&E experts work hand in hand with our infrastructure, cloud and security teams to provide you with the best-in-class offerings that will keep your projects on time, secure and on budget.
- Award-winning partner with Autodesk (Gold Status)
- First Autodesk M&E certified service provider in Canada
- Partnerships with AMD, Intel, Autodesk, Dell EMC and Quantum
- Industry veterans on staff to support you and
- Access to the largest network of C-Level decision makers
- Access to the best and most flexible pricing in the country
- Real world, in-studio pipeline architecture consultation
- Greatest access to certified cloud developers in the industry
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 300,000 cores and four data centres across North America, we offer a completely secure, fully managed and infinitely scalable solution for studios of any size. Plus, we’re MPA-audited.
With strategic partnerships with Autodesk, Google Cloud, Chaos Group and more, we can consult and advise you from storyboard to final render, locally or in the cloud.
CDW understands the immense rendering costs studios face. For that reason, CDW offers several flexible ways to reduce costs, including lease financing of equipment, outsourced managed services, critical infrastructure hosting, as well as equipment and software rentals.
CDW is the digital media experts when it comes to pipelines, infrastructure, servers, storage and networking. StudioCloud was designed to meet the strict security guidelines set out by the Motion Picture Association (MPA), and CDW’s facilities are monitored and managed 24/7/365.
CDW has manufacturer-certified technical resources with over 50 years of combined experience in TV, VFX, games and feature animation production. Additional support services include system architecture and design visualization, as well as frontline software support.
Studios’ strategy often requires that the resources shift between major cities and CDW StudioCloud makes sure to have render and storage capacity close to our customers for single digit latency and can help move those customer workloads to their other cities as Production need dictates. With little to no change to the pipeline.
Effectively integrate business
We believe processes, functions and corporate culture are key to delivering customized IT solutions that will meet business needs and deliver results. Our in-depth domain knowledge and industry-leading methodologies are centred around process and technology integration.
Drive a digital-first ecosystem
We add strategic value to your business by simplifying and streamlining your IT operations to create efficiencies. Our seasoned and certified consultants leverage years of successful experience across hundreds of industries to optimize your internal and external ecosystems.
Minimize risk and maximize insights
We provide a wide range of services spanning business architecture, risk assessment planning, business analysis and process improvement to service growing organizations. Our in-depth processes create actionable insights that deliver the right data to the right person at the right time on the right interface.