DEADLINE AWS CLOUD
The new AWS Portal in the Deadline Monitor connects to your existing AWS account, and allows you to launch AWS render nodes that connect to and extend your on-premise Deadline render farm. You can choose to launch render nodes with rendering software pre-installed, or you can take a vanilla Deadline render node and install your own software on it. The render nodes can use Deadline Usage Based Licensing, or they can use floating licenses by connecting to your on-premise Deadline license server.
In addition, a new asset transfer service allows the AWS render nodes to see your on-premise network file system as if it were in the cloud. The files do not need to exist in the cloud in order for the rendering process to begin, and instead are synchronized to the cloud on demand as the rendering process needs them. In some cases, a pre-warming operation will occur to synchronize these assets that jobs need prior to starting the rendering process. In both cases, the asset files are cached in the cloud so that they can use be used again without re-synchronization.