Cloud Computing: Light, not bytes – The evolution of the pipelineJune 28, 2017
Grazed from GameIndustry. Author: Will Freeman.
Over in the consumer space, the notion of stuffing a hard drive with files has become rather antiquated. By default, music, movies and games are streamed in many homes, while lay-software is increasingly bearing the burden of its gradual superseding by offerings like Google Docs.
And yet, at many different games developers where a flag is confidently staked in the cutting edge, development pipelines are still housed in on-premise hardware, stitched together from middleware, software and other technologies. They thunder away, handling files and assets while pushing data to workstations, at a time where even the once-futuristic gigabyte is now seen as trivial volume of data…
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