Digitalization is changing the way we develop products immensely. Challenges such as rising complexity and enormously growing data volumes have to be mastered. At the same time there is a move away from mechatronic production toward cyber-physical systems. This requires flexibility, a new way of collaborating and the breaking down of silo structures. The majority of companies have recognized that the strategy of maintaining own data centers for product development is no longer sustainable – and are now defining an IT strategy for the coming years that will allow them to counter these challenges from the cloud.
PLM Cloud from T-Systems offers companies the possibility to book all essential resources flexibly as a service. Products can be developed with CAD (Computer-Aided Design) systems in the cloud and validated using CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering) methods. High-performance computing resources can also be used flexibly from one of the fastest data centers in Europe.
All services on demand
Rather than having to maintain large IT capacities and software licenses on a permanent basis, companies are using and paying for their resources on demand with PLM Cloud. The solution is ideal for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer), suppliers, engineering and architectural offices, research facilities as well as small and medium-sized enterprises for providing the required resources for projects quickly and flexibly or managing peak loads such as unwieldy simulations with the on-demand capacities offered by PLM Cloud.
Original Equipment Manufacturer
PLM Cloud offers OEMs flexible overflow capacities and allows them to respond strategically to unplanned requirements or challenges in product development. PLM Cloud provides project-related cloud work areas for company-spanning B2B collaboration scenarios.
PLM Cloud maps all steps in product development with all essential resources – and with flexible billing.
PLM Cloud allows engineering service providers to complete projects much faster and more cost-efficiently than before and to focus on their core business of product development. Service providers calculate their engineers on a daily basis in the same way as infrastructure and software systems.
PLM Cloud means that architects and architectural offices have their workplaces and drawings available to them anywhere and any time, in the office, in the home office and locally at the construction site.
Small and medium-sized manufacturers
PLM Cloud enables small and medium-sized manufacturers to extend the CAE validation process to other disciplines since entry barriers to inclusion are eliminated by means of open-source process chains or billing to the day based on the pay-per-use principle.
PLM Cloud provides research facilities with direct access to on-demand high-performance computing capacities for simulations, data analytics and data discovery. The cloud work areas are the ideal collaboration platform for international projects.
PLM Cloud from T-Systems provides companies with a unique complete package of services for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) including a PLM service desk, thus allowing all processes and requirements in product development to be fulfilled. Users can book desktop PCs, graphical workstations or HPC nodes on demand for simulation or storage purposes simply and flexibly from the cloud.
Apart from CAD and CAE, the virtual 3D workplace also includes ECAD (Electronic Computer Aided Design), EPDM (Enterprise Product Data Management), CAT (Computer Aided Testing) as well as CAD usage in building construction and civil engineering and offers a high-performance and highly scalable working environment.
The HPC systems deliver scalable on-demand computing power both for throughput-related and serious or even larger-scale problems – for example for CAE data analytics and data discovery.
Manufacturer-neutral and flexible billing
When it comes to meeting their needs for 3D workplaces, companies look to CAD, CAE, PLM and other applications from the software portfolios of different manufacturers. Processor-intensive simulations are supported from the fastest data center in Europe. All of the necessary work steps can therefore be completed with PLM Cloud, meaning that investments in own hardware and software are a thing of the past. The pay-as-you-use principle applies, with payment based precisely on usage, to the exact hour if required.
Service offers with optimum data security
The simulation-on-demand portfolio offered by PLM Cloud is a solution that covers the entire CAE process, including infrastructure, platform and software. Thanks to this comprehensive service, companies can benefit from lower development costs, reduced effort for creating physical prototypes, earlier product maturity – and thus faster time-to-market. Just like all other services, simulation-on-demand is also provided from the highly secure cloud data center in Biere/Saxony-Anhalt. This ensures the protection and security of sensitive product data and working environments.
Continuation of licenses and utilization of cloud cost benefits
Companies can continue to use existing licenses in the cloud (BYOL) so as to ensure that entry to PLM Cloud is as seamless as possible. Or they can draw directly on the flexible license models from the cloud and only pay for the period of usage. Instead of annual fixed costs, the only costs that arise are per user and day. Companies therefore benefit from the classic advantages of cloud solutions with IT resources being adapted continually to match business performance.