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posted by Teradici on May 27, 2014 (2 years, 10 months, 29 days ago)

Zoic Studios Instantly Mobilizes Teams, Increases
Security and Creates a Better Studio Environment

Zoic Studios is an award-winning visual effects post-production company that delivers high-end visual effects sequences and motion graphics for film, episodic TV, commercial, interactive web, and gaming. Zoic has a large studio in Culver City, California and another in Vancouver, British Columbia. Staff artists, producers, 20 and 30 editors and freelance artists use Maya, 3dsMax, NukeX, Mari, Hiero, Adobe CS, Avid, cineSync, and Microsoft Office applications.


“Having the PCoIP protocol prevented us from losing two days of work during the last power outage...rendering continued in the server room workstations which have UPS back up.”

Saker Klippsten
Head of Engineering
Zoic Studios


Challenge

  • Constant moves of equipment for new project teams
  • Stringent security requirements, including controlling USB access
  • Simplifying IT support over multiple sites

Solution

  • Teradici PCoiP Remote Workstation Cards in rack mount workstations and blade systems
  • Zero clients with integrated Teradici PCoiP technology
  • VMware Horizon View software client support on laptops and iPads

Results

  • Flexibility: easily move people; not workstations
  • Better work environment: less heat and noise
  • Increased security: data never leaves the data center
  • Business continuity: quick recovery from power outages
  • Cost savings: reduced wiring requirements and lower overall costs for provisioning, installation, and maintenance