HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • VMX is purely additive to an existing Deadline farm.  
  • Mix in Cloud rendering at your own pace and using your own pipeline.  
  • Configure which Jobs can render on each Cloud region using Deadline Groups.  A given Group can be configured to render on multiple Cloud regions, with custom selection of which virtual hardware and which OS/software image is used for each. 

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

  • VMX is free for users with an active Deadline support and maintenance contract. 

MORE ABOUT VMX

Comprehensive Compatibility - Pluggable cloud support ensures interaction with nearly any cloud solution, allowing users to leverage their preferred private and/or public clouds.

Additive Cloud Support - Cloud support can be seamlessly mixed into an existing render farm.  Add public and private cloud rendering to an existing farm and/or migrate existing render nodes over to private cloud compute nodes as needed.

Balance and Auto-scale - Balance virtual machine instances when resources are fixed and auto-scale instances when demand spikes.  Prevent over-utilization of compute nodes on private clouds and excessive costs on public clouds using budget controls.

Granular Control - Assign which groups can render on each cloud region and set the preferred order of region usage such as directing private cloud spill over into public cloud/s during demand peaks.  

Maximize Resources - Tune the virtual hardware settings (VCPUs, VRAM, etc.) for each Group to maximize the utilization of compute nodes on private clouds and minimize costs on public clouds.

Asset Verification - Avoid wasted cycles on the cloud by ensuring that the needed assets are present before rendering a job.

Flexible Balancing Algorithm - A pluggable balancing algorithm enables customization beyond the default if additional functionality is needed.


WEBINARS

VMX Overview

VMX and Cloud Wizard Part 2

VMX AND CLOUD WIZARD PART 1

VMX AND CLOUD WIZARD PART 3