Business challenge

To launch and deliver a new offering to a wide range of game designers and creative artists worldwide, Artomatix sought a secure, reliable cloud hosting infrastructure supporting low-latency delivery.

Transformation

After assessing several leading cloud hosting platforms, Artomatix chose an IBM Cloud solution, provisioning bare metal servers with NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual GPU accelerators in the IBM Cloud data center in London.

Results

Launches a new offering

to help digital artists create content more quickly and cost-effectively

Nearly 98% reduction

in content creation time with NVIDIA GPU technology helping to power the IBM Cloud platform

business growth

with the global presence of multiple IBM Cloud data centers

Business challenge story

Seeking a secure, reliable cloud platform

Artists for the gaming industry spend significant amounts of time creating background elements, such as landscapes or armies of action figures. One house might take hours to design and create, and a whole street or village might take days or even weeks to build. To accelerate the process, Artomatix created a powerful machine-learning platform designed to automate the repetitive aspects of digital art creation.

Based on algorithms that create substantial computational workloads, the Artomatix offering required a high-performance hosting environment. And with long-term plans to deliver its solution to a wide range of users worldwide, Artomatix needed a hosting platform with global data center presence. To bring its solution to market, the business sought a secure, reliable cloud hosting infrastructure supporting low-latency delivery to game designers and other creative artists around the globe.
 

IBM offered the best GPUs [graphics processing units] by far, along with bare metal servers, which are key to customer security.

— Neal O’Gorman,Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer,Artomatix

Transformation story

Migrating to a powerful IBM Cloud platform

After assessing several leading cloud hosting platforms, Artomatix chose an IBM Cloud hosting solution, provisioning bare metal servers with NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual graphics processing unit (GPU) accelerators in the IBM Cloud data center in London. The company plans to extend its infrastructure to additional IBM Cloud hosting facilities as its business grows.

“IBM offered the best GPUs by far, along with bare metal servers, which are key to customer security,” says Artomatix co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Neal O’Gorman. The robust IBM Cloud platform also offers the performance and control needed to support and easily manage the Artomatix offering’s sizable workloads.
 

Results story

Reducing design time by nearly 98 percent

With the IBM Cloud platform, the Artomatix offering significantly accelerates environment creation processes, completing a standard task that took 80 seconds in just two seconds, a reduction of nearly 98 percent. Hosted on a security-rich cloud platform designed for reliability and powered by NVIDIA GPU technology, Artomatix launched a dynamic new solution to help digital artists rapidly create output and replicate and make changes in game design.

The Artomatix solution provides game developers, film and TV studio technicians, architects, and industrial and interior designers with an innovative toolbox for working much more quickly and cost-effectively. As Artomatix grows its business to target users across industries worldwide, the IBM Cloud platform’s global data center presence will support seamless expansion. “We’re in the process of closing some big deals with big partners,” says O’Gorman. “The whole IBM Cloud network will help facilitate that with data centers in various parts of the world enabling us to ramp up resources as needed.”
 

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About Artomatix

Founded in 2014, Artomatix is a small, early-stage company based in Dublin, Ireland. The organization offers a new breed of art tool for the computer graphics industry by taking advantage of recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning to build tools that fully or partially automate digital art creation.
 

Solution components

  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
  • IBM Cloud Platform

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