Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence arm of Chinese giant Alibaba Group, has secured a new agreement with independent creative digital studios Animal Logic.
As a response to the “the growing and demanding requirements of media production,” the firm will use Alibaba Cloud’s computing platform to backup its on-premise production content.
“Alibaba Cloud is thrilled to announce our partnership with Animal Logic, in which we will bring increased efficiency and safety to the artists at Animal Logic and in turn, push the boundaries of animation and VFX to a new level,” said Raymond Ma, general manager for Alibaba Cloud in Australia and New Zealand.
Through this partnership, the two parties hope to “drive efficiencies” of media production by utilising cloud computing technologies.
Animal Logic has created animation and visual effects for award winning films including Peter Rabbit, The LEGO Movie 2, Captain Marvel and Happy Feet.
Due to the high data demands, the firm required a high-performance cloud storage platform that can quickly scale up for backup requirements.
Peak production periods can lay witness to over 150TB of data generated in a 24-hour period.
Animal Logic needed backup solutions for the increasingly large amount of data generated within a short period of time as well as data protection capabilities.
“Our partnership with Alibaba Cloud will provide us with the best technology to secure our content more efficiently,” added Darin Grant, Animal Logic’s CTO.
“With Alibaba Cloud, we have the capability to backup large amounts of data and in turn, operate seamlessly even during our busiest times.”
Alibaba Cloud has designed a “comprehensive storage gateway” specifically for Animal Logic with private networks to minimise disturbance during data transfer; data provided will also be encrypted.
The two firms are set to continue future work together on such areas as: cross-regional storage, backup projects, large scale rendering farm requirements and migration of legacy applications to the cloud.