Disney’s StudioLab, an internal innovation incubation lab, will lead the deal. The ultimate goal is to use Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform all the way “from scene to screen”.
Walt Disney Studios chief technology officer Jamie Voris said: “There are tons of benefits of being in the cloud. Cloud-based editing will allow Walt Disney Studios to more easily collaborate across multiple locations. He explained that working collaboratively on the same project in the cloud will also cut down the need to store and administer many different copies of a file.”
Microsoft US president Kate Johnson commented: “We like to think of us as the platform cloud for media and entertainment. Disney opted for Microsoft because other cloud competitors weren't as focused on the media space.”