Google buys cloud rendering company Zync

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Search engine giant Google has acquired Zync, a firm that enables VFX sequences to be rendered via the cloud.

Zync becomes the latest in a series of 26 acquisitions for Google this year alone. And while financial details of the deal were not disclosed Zync will become part of Google’s Cloud Platform team. 

Google buys cloud rendering company Zync

Zync Render was developed with visual effect studio Zero VFX and has been used on films like Star Trek Into Darkness, American Hustle, and Looper. 

“Since its inception at visual effects studio Zero VFX nearly five years ago, Zync was designed to not only leverage the benefits and flexibilities inherent in cloud computing but to offer this in a user-friendly package,” Zync said in a prepared statement. “Pairing this history with the scale and reliability of Google Cloud Platform will help us offer an even better service to our customers — including more scalability, more host packages and better pricing (including per-minute billing).”

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