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Teradici and Appsbroker Team Up to Deliver Full Fidelity Remote Workstations on Google Cloud

December 4, 2019
Teradici

Teradici is the creator of the PCoIP remoting protocol technology and Cloud Access Software, the leading solution for a cloud-ready future. The company, founded in 2004, is focused on its core mission of seamless delivery of workstations and applications for end-users.

Earlier this year, Appsbroker, a UK-based Agile System Integrator and Google Cloud Premier Partner, announced an exciting collaboration with Teradici to deliver high-performance visualization solutions at scale.

But what does this joint solution entail?

Through Appsbroker’s ECCoE (Extreme Cloud Centre of Excellence), Appsbroker can help enterprise customers solve complex business problems using High-Performance Computing/High Throughput Computing (HPC/HTC), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) in concert with technologies from Google Cloud and Intel. Appsbroker helps customers strategize, specify and fully test workloads and workflows running in the cloud. With the computing capabilities handled by Google Cloud and Intel, Appsbroker looked to Teradici to deliver the full fidelity, remote visualization experience via Cloud Access Software with embedded PCoIP technology.

To fully demonstrate the capabilities of its ECCoE offering, Appsbroker introduced a virtual studio engagement workflow in 2019 specifically designed for VFX companies, to include: a 1-day workshop, 7-day engagement, solution engineering, managed services, and benchmarking. More details can be found at: https://www.extremecloud.com/vfx

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Teradici Solution Architect, Jonathan Culver delivers a presentation, titled, “On-premises performance from cloud-based workstations” at Appsbroker’s booth during Google Cloud Next 9 UK

From November 20-21, Teradici was able to participate with Appsbroker at Google Cloud Next ’19 UK to showcase the “virtual studio” concept where content creators utilize graphics-intensive applications in combination with a locally accessed Wacom tablet, remotely hosted in a GPU-accelerated instance of a Google Cloud virtual machine.

Google Cloud Next 2019 again demonstrated an increasing requirement across organisations for remotely-hosted high fidelity workstations. We were excited to showcase these capabilities through Teradici's PCoIP Zero Client coupled with Cloud Access Software on our stand. The ability to link the artist workstation directly with a dynamically created high-performance computing render farm is empowering studios to meet the demands of an ever growing backlog of media content creation. With the recent surge in episodic content, being able to rapidly create the IT assets for a studio will be a differentiator in the industry.

- Geoff Newell, Technical Director at Appsbroker


To summarize, a typical use case for interested VFX studios or creative agencies can entail the following:

The Challenge

Studios and enterprise companies are embracing the on-demand nature of cloud services to quickly scale up new workforces, enabling them to respond to the dynamic and competitive nature of industries such as film, manufacturing and design.

They are also having to cater to the requirements of teams that expect to be able to work remotely as easily as from a local workstation, and need access to powerful on-demand compute from any location.

The Solution

With Cloud Access Software, designers are able to access dynamic compute on Google Cloud in order to accomplish even the most resource-intensive design tasks such as simulations and rendering. They can do this from any location, eliminating traditional geographic restrictions on workforces, enhancing collaboration and ensuring visualisation is as rapid and efficient as it possibly can be.

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Virtual Studio solution using Google Cloud services

We have always had great success within the media and entertainment market, delivering a high-performing and secure “under-the-desk” workstation experience from a remote data centre. Now working with Appsbroker, we can extend that success to deliver the same “under-the-desk” experience from Google Cloud with on-demand workstations. This approach will allow organisations the agility and flexibility to meet today’s business demands whilst still delivering the highest end-user experience.

- Andrew Waite Brown, Regional Director - Europe, Middle East & Africa at Teradici

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Attendees learn about Appsbroker's service offerings at Google Cloud Next '19 UK

Teradici looks forward to continuing this valuable partnership with Appsbroker, delivering powerful virtual compute solutions on Google Cloud to organizations of all sizes. For all enquiries, please contact info@appsbroker.com or sales@teradici.com

Teradici

Teradici is the creator of the PCoIP remoting protocol technology and Cloud Access Software, the leading solution for a cloud-ready future. The company, founded in 2004, is focused on its core mission of seamless delivery of workstations and applications for end-users.