Creativity, fueled by data solutions
DreamWorks Animation brings new stories and characters to life every year. But one thing that’s remained the same is the company’s commitment to innovation in its data-driven infrastructure. This world-renowned animation studio has empowered its filmmakers with NetApp® technologies on every one of its CG films. For over 20 years, NetApp has delivered solutions to accelerate DreamWorks’ data-driven environment.
The storytellers, animators, and engineers at DreamWorks use NetApp high-performance technologies to create stories that the world loves. For Trolls World Tour, 1,200TB of storage and a half-billion digital files were managed and accessed within NetApp solutions by the creative teams as they worked on the movie.
A hybrid cloud; unprecedented performance
DreamWorks uses a NetApp hybrid cloud to:
- Manage billions of digital files
- Optimize workflows in the cloud and in the data center
- Provide unprecedented performance for artists workflows
Idea-driven and data-driven, DreamWorks uses NetApp data management strategies to optimize its CG animation production workflows, whether in its data center or in the cloud.
DreamWorks uses NetApp data storage and virtualization software and NetApp data infrastructure management tools for a unique data fabric that supports whatever story the studio wants to tell.
NetApp FlexCache® software helped prioritize artist workflows across hundreds of millions of files created for the movie.
A great partnership, built on trust
NetApp solutions have been a part of every DreamWorks CG animated production. Kate Swanborg, DreamWorks Senior Vice President of Technology Communication and Strategic Alliances, said, “NetApp creates an infrastructure for us that is robust and stable. We trust NetApp’s people. They work side by side with our engineers to future-proof our strategies.”
Learn how NetApp supports DreamWorks in defining a data management strategy to advance its hybrid cloud capabilities.
Home to some of the world’s most beloved animated franchises like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, and Trolls, DreamWorks Animation creates award-winning films for a global audience. Dedicated to helping families dream and laugh together, DWA pursues the future of storytelling in all platforms by crafting cutting-edge technology and immersion in fantastical worlds.