RVX - Iceland
RVX decided to move the majority of its servers and 500TB of data storage to Verne Global’s data center, but retain a presence at its existing office in Reykjavik harbour, connected through a 10GB link. This would enable the company to manage its day-to-day creative work on-site, while relocating its bulky and energy-intensive data storage and processing hardware to Verne Global. The solution also enabled RVX to take advantage of Verne Global’s unique, multi-tiered, hybrid data center offering. Having this flexibility meant RVX could balance its compute between maximum and lower resiliency data halls as project work and deadlines required.
RVX is a creative visual effects and animation studio based in Reykjavik’s harbour district, fast becoming a creative hub for film, games and advertising production. It opened in 2008 and has since provided VFX for numerous projects including Australia,Sherlock Holmes, Contraband, The Deep, Boardwalk Empire, 2 Guns, Gravity and Everest.
Cinema audiences’ increasingly demanding requirements for an immersive visual experience are driving an exponential rise in the computer-processing and data-storage capacity required to support the complex rendering techniques VFX firms specialise in. As a result, RVX found itself rapidly approaching the limits of its servers’ technical capacity – and it was running out of physical space to house them. Plus, the levels of energy consumption increased exponentially.