CoreWeave Acquires Conductor Technologies

CoreWeave, a Roseland, NJ-based specialized cloud provider built for large-scale GPU-accelerated workloads, acquired Conductor Technologies, the Oakland, CA-based developer of the Conductor cloud-based task management service that simplifies access to cloud resources at scale.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

Conductor is a secure cloud-based platform that enables VFX, VR/AR, architecture visualization, and animation studios to offload rendering and simulation workloads to the public cloud. As a rendering service that is dynamically scalable to meet the exact needs of even the largest studios, Conductor easily integrates into existing workflows, features an open architecture for customization, provides data insights and can implement controls over usage to ensure budgets and timelines stay on track.

The Conductor service will enable CoreWeave to expand its offering to deliver burst rendering solutions to visual effects (VFX) studios while removing friction in the setup process. Bolstering existing functionality, Conductor customers will additionally be able to leverage CoreWeave’s solutions, including access to the broadest range of NVIDIA GPUs available on the market, as well as access to scale, the ability to burst on-demand, and responsive autoscaling out-of-the-box.

Effective January 1, 2023, all Conductor Technologies employees have integrated into the CoreWeave ecosystem, bringing CoreWeave’s total headcount to 95. Conductor CEO Mac Moore is now head of the Media and Entertainment division at CoreWeave under the purview of CoreWeave CEO Michael Intrator.

CoreWeave already helps modernize VFX and rendering workflows as one of its core offerings – providing flexible on-demand artist workstations, virtually unlimited rendering capacity, and network-attached storage. Customers can tap into NVIDIA GPUs and CPUs that are highly optimized for rendering, on-demand and at scale. Modular solutions across the VFX pipeline provide flexibility, scalability and an intuitive path to migrating to the cloud.