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    • Animal Logic, customer case video, Life is On, prefabricated data center, Australia, Alex Timbs

      Empowering the dream-makers

      "Schneider Electric was the only vendor to be able to deliver in four and a half months, and has very rapidly become our partner in making movies.” — Alex Timbs, Head of IT, Animal Logic

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    • Making magic

      Animal Logic, the animation and visual effects studio behind films such as The LEGO Movie, The Matrix, and The Great Gatsby, is benefiting from high-performance computing, all from our quickly deployed, prefabricated data center.

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      The challenge

      • Animal Logic faced the challenge of success: Increasing IT demands forced a strategic shift in the studio's data center model.

      • Considering the high data usage of digital animation for film, the studio was in need of a solution that mitigated latency issues.

      • Within four and a half months, the company needed a scalable, high-density build that would meet its current and future compute demands...

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      The solution

      Efficiency and Reliability with EcoStruxure  
         Apps, Analytics & Services : StruxureOn™
         Edge Control: Data center infrastructure management software
         Connected Products: Custom prefabricated modular data center, integrated power, cooling, and monitoring

      • A prefabricated, modular data center was deployed within the urgent time frame, and built to Animal Logic's specifications.

      • Integrated power, cooling, and monitoring were all optimized for high-performance computing and business needs.

      • A full turnkey solution (from software to physical space) was provided with service support throughout planning, designing, and building.

      • Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software was deployed to provide complete visibility across the facility, improving planning and operational performance.

      • StruxureOn, a cloud-based monitoring service offers Animal Logic maximum protection of critical equipment. It features 24/7 remote monitoring, troubleshooting, and data-driven insights that provide visibility and live metrics — right to employees' smartphones.

      Benefits

      • Animal Logic experienced a massive boost in animation productivity, the direct result of deploying a render farm with an average operation speed of 1.25 petaFLOPS for most common workloads, all within a 30 kW per rack power density.

      • The on-premise system is more reliable than the prior one, removing creative "bottlenecks" and reducing latency.

      • With our services supporting the present and future of Animal Logic's data center, the studio is operating in peak condition ... and continuing to light up the big screen.
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      Customized and realized

      “We selected Schneider’s prefabricated system based on their reputation. The nature of our business called for a predictable infrastructure: an extremely high-capacity, highly dense solution.”

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