Posted On: Dec 14, 2021

Starting today, Amazon Nimble Studio has added new features for customers deploying or updating their cloud-based studios. With additional support for Usage Based Licensing (UBL) from AWS Thinkbox Deadline, deeper Linux integration, and the Los Angeles Local Zone, Amazon Nimble Studio provides customers added functionality when deploying their cloud-based content creation studio.

These updates provide customers the ability to deploy infrastructure necessary to use UBL from the AWS Thinkbox Marketplace directly from StudioBuilder. Customers will be able to purchase render licenses for popular digital content creation (DCC) software applications and consume them for Deadline-based render tasks. Support for multiple instance types used for rendering on the farm can now be set in StudioBuilder.

Additionally, Linux support has been added to StudioBuilder enabling customers to deploy the necessary infrastructure to utilize a Linux operating system for content creation. This Linux support makes it easier for customers to deploy FSx for Lustre and the infrastructure needed to support home directories and user profiles when using Linux workstations. These updates can now be deployed by customers into the Los Angeles Local Zone providing lower latency for users, providing the ability to create content using virtual workstations and storage.

The UBL and Linux support updates are now available in all regions where Nimble Studio is available, which includes US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), Europe (London), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Los Angeles (Local Zone). To learn more, visit the Nimble Studio documentation page.