Australian specialist technology and service provider, Digistor, has announced a cloud render on-boarding service to enable architects, engineers and others to scale rendering capabilities to the cloud and achieve enhanced render speed and scalability when working with 3D presentation and visualisation material.
Using cloud-based rendering, rendering power can be scaled in minutes to control how quickly to complete projects. This provides computer elasticity and cost control – only paying for the compute power that is used.
“In the AEC market, organisations must be able to present their ideas rendered realistically at the very highest quality and Digistor can help them with the technology to achieve that,” Digistor marketing manager Mark Richards said.
“The Digistor Cloud Render Onboarding Package is a great resource that customers avail themselves of in order to simplify scaling their rendering power to the cloud. It’s just one of the ways Digistor can help customers improve productivity and quality of projects through optimised use of available technology.”
This service is an ideal solution for those operating in architectural/construction visualisation, visual effects, animation and editing, who would benefit from less time spent on waiting for renders to finish and would like to utilise Digistor’s extensive experience in deploying and supporting cloud-based workflows.
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Digistor’s ‘cloud on-boarding package’ enables customers to take advantage of cloud rendering utilising the AWS Portal, by setting up and configuring the AWS cloud environment and communicating with an on-prem render environment.
AWS Portal simplifies the process of launching infrastructure and rendering in the cloud, by extending an on-prem environment into the cloud, using AWS EC2 spare capacity (EC2 Spot). It also facilitates secure communication between the on-prem and AWS cloud environments, handling the asset transfers and software licensing.
Cloud on-boarding service inclusions
The on-boarding package includes everything required to get started with bursting into the cloud, including:
- Initial consultation meeting to discuss requirements
- Preparation of AWS Portal Server
- Configuration of cloud infrastructure
- Building custom image if required
- Establishing communication with the on-prem environment including firewall considerations
- Training and handover documentation
Pricing starts at $4,840 inc GST for those with an existing on-prem environment. For ongoing support and upkeep of the environment, including any image updates and resource utilisation reviews, Digistor recommends selecting an appropriate Customer Assurance Plan.
The first step after contacting Digistor is an initial consultation meeting to discuss and agree on the requirements and objectives. After commencement, the on-boarding process typically takes one week to complete. Once the cloud environment is configured, customers can either choose to maintain the environment themselves or engage Digistor to provide ongoing support via a flexible, subscription-based Digistor Customer Assurance plan.
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