Cloud Desktops for Media & Entertainment


Media & Entertainment

Both 2D and 3D graphics applications require a massive amount of infrastructure resources. Over the years, media and entertainment companies have invested millions of dollars in on-premises rendering farms to enable the artists and engineers that work with these resource-hungry applications on a daily basis. In the age of hyperscale clouds and VDI, however, visual effects and animation companies now have more cost-effective and flexible options. By leveraging the HPC capabilities in the cloud and GPU-accelerated virtual graphics workstations — managed by itopia Cloud Automation Stack (CAS) — media and entertainment production companies can not only cut costs on expensive on-premises infrastructure, but scale environments up or down on-the-fly to enable a global workforce of artists, architects and engineers.

Media & Entertainment

Enabling the Media & Entertainment Industry
with Virtual Graphics Workstations


By deploying virtual graphics workstations on Google Cloud, CapEx for an on-premises rendering farm is eliminated, not to mention OpEx on power, HVAC and maintenance costs. You can also leverage Google’s per-second pricing and Custom Machine Types (easily configured through the CAS portal) to truly pay only for the resources ...

Global/remote workforce

Because virtual graphics workstations can be securely accessed from anywhere and any device, you can tap into artistic and engineering talent anywhere in the world. itopia enables you to deploy and manage the IT resources to run virtual graphics workstations on Google Cloud’s global network of data centers from a ...


On premises rendering farms have limited capacity. There are only so many CPUs that can be installed on physical workstations, and only so many workstations that can fit on the production floor. Add to that network, power, HVAC and file system performance limitations. By deploying Google Cloud-based virtual graphics workstations ...

Security & compliance

The security of Intellectual property is a critical concern in the media & entertainment industry. itopia enables your IT pros to apply and manage security policies in hybrid environments and across Google Cloud’s global data centers. In addition, Google Cloud provides top-of-the-line security throughout the entire IT stack. Google Cloud ...

Consumer demand

Digital consumers expect a lot more from you than ever before. There are many platforms to choose from, after all. Deploying Google Cloud-based virtual graphics workstations with itopia’s tightly integrated solution on Google Cloud infrastructure automation and orchestration capabilities enables you to produce the high-quality content your consumers expect much ...

Key Features

  • Automate provisioning for single or multi-region deployments on GCP
  • Configure Windows infrastructure
  • Schedule VM instance uptime
  • Administer Active Directory environments – users, groups and GPOs
  • Manage folders and file shares
  • Autoscale RD session hosts
  • Automate snapshots for backup and DR
  • Manage VM instances for compute, disk and firewall
  • Create and manage VPNs for cloud or hybrid use cases
  • Manage access control lists (ACL) and user permissions
  • Implement AD-based DR
  • Manage server-only environments on GCP
  • Integrate with Google BigQuery for GCP cost insights
  • Integrations with Slack, ZenDesk and ConnectWise


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