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YellowDog and Annex Pro Join Forces to Deliver Innovative Multi-Cloud CPU & GPU based Rendering for Content Creators

January 14, 2020, Bristol, UK – YellowDog, developers of the world’s most intelligent multi-cloud render technology for creative studios, and Annex Pro, North America’s next-generation Value Added Reseller, today announced a partnership which will fuel the growth of the Animation and Visual Effects industry in Canada and the United States, through the offering of YellowDog’s intelligent multi-cloud CPU and GPU render solution.

YellowDog’s CEO, Gareth Williams, said, “With Annex Pro at our side as a partner, YellowDog can build on existing customer success stories across Canada and the USA. Together, I’m excited for how we can help North American studios fully realise their potential as they pitch and deliver for key clients.”

Kerry Corlett, CEO of Annex Pro, remarked: “I couldn’t be happier with what we have accomplished with YellowDog in a short time. Their CPU and GPU render solutions enables talented facilities a range of innovative solutions, which allows them to compete for new VFX and animation projects of almost any style, on virtually any scale, without committing long-range capital to an on-premise farm. Our pilot testing in 2019 was extremely successful, and we look forward to working with many more YellowDog customers in 2020.”

According to PwC, Canada’s Media & Entertainment sector, measured by subscription revenues, will remain the world’s fourth largest market. Whilst this national media demand is significant, it is Canada’s growing international exports coupled with domestic content that is establishing its reputation as a global leader.

According to a report from the Canadian Media Producers Association, total film and television production volume in 2017/2018 was valued at $8.9bn with $5.6bn received in foreign investment. Leading national and regional financial support in the industry, such as the Production Services and VFX/Animation tax credits, have driven the high rate of growth and established its reputation.

To celebrate launching as a YellowDog Channel Partner, Annex Pro is offering a special cloud consultation at no cost for a limited time. If your facility or project qualifies, you’ll receive a comprehensive report at the end of the consultation including how to run a successful proof of concept, recommendations for cloud enablement with YellowDog, and pricing information. This offer is valid until February 29, 2020 with limited spaces available – to get started, head over to www.annexpro.com/contact.

About YellowDog

YellowDog is the award-winning developer of the world’s most intelligent multi-cloud render technology for creative studios. YellowDog accelerates post-production rendering with its dynamic multi-cloud platform, which scales, controls, and optimises IT infrastructure on-demand.

About Annex Pro

Annex Pro is North America’s next-generation Value Added Reseller, providing solutions for content creators in Media and Entertainment. Thousands of Annex Pro customers use the hardware, software and cloud solutions we sell to create (and teach) awe-inspiring animation, visual effects, video games, immersive experiences and digital media of all kinds on every platform.

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Vancouver with offices in Montreal, Toronto and Los Angeles, Annex Pro is strategically partnered with top companies such as Autodesk, Avid, Wacom, Lenovo, Unity, Eizo and hundreds of others. Offerings include sales, cloud services, IT infrastructure engineering, rentals, managed and professional technical services tailored for M+E. Annex Pro has the solutions and expertise you need to make your next project a creative and commercial success.

Jan 14, 2020 | Company, Press Releases, YellowDog

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