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Alibaba Cloud and Animal Logic extend collaboration

Alibaba Cloud and Animal Logic have extended their global technology collaboration in order to meet the growing requirements of media production.

Animal Logic has started backing up its on-premise production content onto Alibaba Cloud’s computing platform. Through this partnership, the parties hope to drive efficiencies of media production by utilising more cloud computing technologies, according to a statement.

The recognised digital production studio Animal Logic has created animation and visual effects for films including Peter Rabbit, The LEGO Movie 2, Captain Marvel and Happy Feet.

In creating these films, the company requires a high-performance cloud storage platform that can quickly scale up for backup requirements, especially during peak production periods, in which 150TB of data can be generated in a 24-hour period.

Animal Logic required a partner that could not only provide them with secure data protection capabilities, but also secure backup solutions for the increasingly large amount of data generated within a short period of time.

Animal Logic chief technology officer Darin Grant says, “Our partnership with Alibaba Cloud will provide us with the best technology to secure our content more efficiently. With Alibaba Cloud, we have the capability to backup large amounts of data and in turn, operate seamlessly even during our busiest times.”

Alibaba Cloud, recognised by Gartner as one of the world’s top three cloud computing companies, can meet the requirements set by Animal Logic by providing its storage solutions.

To protect storage safety, and enhance the approach to Disaster Recovery, Alibaba Cloud designed a comprehensive storage gateway for Animal Logic and created private networks to minimise disturbance during data transfer. The data during transfer will also be encrypted to enhance the level of security.

Alibaba Cloud and Animal Logic will continue working on future cross-regional storage and backup projects, large scale rendering farm requirements and migration of legacy applications to the cloud, according to the companies.

These projects will support Animal Logics multi-cloud, whilst retiring a number of critical legacy applications, and ageing on-premise hardware.

“Alibaba Cloud is thrilled to announce our partnership with Animal Logic, in which we will bring increased efficiency and safety to the artists at Animal Logic and in turn, push the boundaries of animation and VFX to a new level,” says Alibaba Cloud general manager Australia and New Zealand Raymond Ma.

Alibaba Cloud’s cross border network covers 20 regions and 61 availability zones globally. It is also the first Cloud provider to fulfil the additional requirements of Germany’s Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalog (C5) and has more than 70 security and compliance accreditations worldwide.