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How Indigo Studios launched their rendering jobs in the AWS cloud with Triumph Tech


Indigo Studios - AWS Thinkbox Deadline

Timothy Wong

Thinkbox Deadline

Company Name
Indigo Studios
Case Study Title
Indigo Studios - AWS Thinkbox Deadline

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How Triumph Tech helped Indigo Studios transition to AWS Thinkbox Deadline

Customer Profile

Indigo Studios is an aggregator and merchant of world-class videogames and interactive adventures. They are highly trusted by their customers for their quality of work and ability to create impactful stories and imagery.

Customer Challenge

Indigo wanted to transition to and integrate with AWS Thinkbox Deadline.

Proposed Solution & Architecture

Triumph Tech proceeded to first set up a Thinkbox deadline monitor. To perform the rendering job, further prerequisites were established by Triumph Tech, including a VPN to allow on-prem artists to communicate privately with Thinkbox. Also Triumph Tech established a FS Text file system to hold all information between the monitor and workers, to maintain data license integrity, and to offer common communication across machines. The monitor instance then communicated with other dedicated EC2 instances with AMIs (Amazon Machine Images) designed to meet the customer’s requirements. Then, several main worker instances were launched. When a rendering job runs, the customer then has the ability to go to the spot job from the deadline monitor and spin up more instances on-demand. As many as a hundred instances can be launched at a time. Upon completion of the rendering job, the instances that are no longer needed are terminated.

Outcomes of Project & Success Metrics

As a result of implementing an AWS Thinkbox Deadline solution, team members at Indigo Studios have been able to launch their rendering jobs from the monitor easily, with far lower relative expenses, and with enormous scalability.

Lessons Learned

From a business perspective, AWS Thinkbox Deadline frees up capital and resources to be more efficiently allocated, and from the art and engineering standpoint, users are able to control what they produce in an on-demand manner that allows for agile work.