VIRTUAL WORKSTATIONS ON AWS

RETHINK CREATIVITY

Adapt your workforce as your studio’s demands shift and access creative talent across the globe. Make the move to virtual workstations on AWS, featuring NVIDIA® Quadro® technology – the new standard for scaling your creativity.

Make the move to virtual workstations on AWS, featuring NVIDIA® Quadro® technology – the new standard for scaling your creativity.

Find freedom in the cloud

Virtual workstations on AWS enable studios to take on bigger projects, work from anywhere, and pay only for what they need. Running on Amazon EC2 G4 instances, virtual workstations employ the power of NVIDIA Quadro technology, the visual computing platform trusted by creative and technical professionals.

Discover what’s possible

Learn about Untold Studios and embrace the latest technology to move your business forward. Founded by veterans in the Media & Entertainment industry, they were the first creative studio to operate exclusively on the cloud. Find out why they chose to use virtual workstations from their Head of Technology, Samuel Reid.

“We’re doing everything on AWS. The render is there. The storage is there. There’s no moving of anything. And that’s what really changes the game actually.” - Samuel Reid, Head of Technology at Untold Studios

Your workstation, available where you need it

Designed to help you tackle today’s industry challenges and future-proof your business, virtual workstations on AWS – with NVIDIA Quadro graphics performance – provide you with the innovation to transform the way you work.

  • more power

    High Performance Graphics

    Amazon EC2 G4 instances feature NVIDIA Quadro technology and are powered by the latest generation of NVIDIA GPUs (graphical processing units), the NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPU. Whether you need one or multiple workstations, you can configure them to make sure you get high-performance simulation, rendering, and design.

  • more flexible/scalability

    Scale at speed

    Virtual workstations redefine agile working, making it possible to go from two to 200 workstations in the blink of an eye. Simply flex your workforce as you see fit. You’ll only pay for what you use, and you can dial it back whenever you like.

  • more manageable

    Do more of what you do best

    Spend less time managing your software and hardware, and more time using it. With cloud-based Quadro workstations on NVIDIA GPUs, you won’t need to upgrade ­­on-premises machines ever again, and you’ll work with the latest software and hardware.

  • decrease data movement

    Simplify data management

    You’re free to access your data from anywhere – no content is stored on your artists’ local devices. Instead, work is saved in the cloud, reducing the need to move, sync or backup data, and improving collaboration as a result.

  • use your favorite tools

    Use your favorite tools

    Virtual workstations on AWS support the broadest set of artist tools and offer color/pixel accuracy and video/audio sync. Artists can use all their favorite content creation tools and experience performance that surpasses their expectations.

  • ISV certification

    Rely on ISV certification

    Get proven NVIDIA Quadro benefits from the cloud, and leverage Quadro ISV certifications. Give your studio the security of software that you know will perform and offer a consistently high-quality user experience.

Streamline your workflow
Stream pixels

Sophisticated streaming protocols such as Teradici PCoIP, NICE DCV, and Remote Desktop are a key component in making virtual workstations possible. By streaming pixels and not data, artists are able to work securely and efficiently.

Apply for credits:

Get up to $500 in Amazon EC2 credits so you can follow our tutorial and trial virtual workstations on AWS. Apply now

Your GPU-accelerated virtual workstations

Here’s how it works:

Customer stories

Virtual workstations on AWS are already changing the way artists create in the Media & Entertainment industry. Learn from some of the studios who have been inspired to rethink creativity and evolve the way they work.

Why partner with AWS?

Amazon EC2 G4 instances deliver high-performance GPUs for deploying graphics-intensive applications.

  • More availability

    The broadest and deepest global footprint

    Run your content creation workloads on the cloud with the broadest global footprint, enabling you to hire the best talent regardless of location. Additionally, AWS gives you the flexibility to select an infrastructure that provides you with the highest throughput and lowest latency for your creative applications needs.

  • Value of security

    The security of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

    Customize your own virtual network, ensure valuable data stays safe and follow the content security best practices of Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) that are required by major studio content owners.

  • More capacity

    The power of NVIDIA technology

    Amazon EC2 G4 instances utilize NVIDIA Quadro technology and employ the most versatile NVIDIA GPUs to date – the NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPU – providing you with uncompromised performance.

  • More capacity

    The capacity to adapt with demand

    Influx of work? Build up your team within minutes. Spin up (or spin down) your workstations to ensure that you can consistently and reliably deliver creative content, without worrying about capacity limits.

Ready to Rethink Creativity?

If you want to learn more about virtual workstations on AWS, we’d be happy to help.

FAQs

Virtual workstations on AWS run on EC2 G4 instances and are a great fit for creative professionals with high-spec graphics requirements. If your studio’s digital content creation workflows include VFX, animation, or video editing, this is the innovative solution for you.
Costs can vary from business to business based on a number of factors such as location and storage requirements. Current EC2 G4 pricing is available, or you can use the AWS pricing calculator to help you assess your potential costs. For a quote more specific to your needs, feel free to contact us.
You will need to contact your software provider for details on how to license your preferred tools for cloud-based virtual workstations.
Visit the EC2 G4 page for the latest global availability. The closer you are to a region or availability zone, the better you can expect your performance to be. New regions, availability zones, and now local zones are being released regularly.
Generally, latency under 30ms is recommended for optimal performance. However, higher latency may not be noticeable for certain workflows, so we recommend that you thoroughly test all of your input devices when benchmarking your latency.
Yes, Amazon EC2 G4 instances include NVIDIA Quadro vWS on NVIDIA T4, based on the latest NVIDIA Turing architecture and the next generation of computer graphics, RTX platform. With AWS, you can run the latest applications that support the RTX platform and experience real-time ray tracing and AI-enhanced graphics, video, and image processing from anywhere.