PHOENIX. Siemens PLM Software, part of Germany-based Siemens, in Plano, Texas, has updated certification of its Teamcenter product lifecycle management (PLM) portfolio solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and has completed performance testing on several AWS cloud services used with Teamcenter.
PLM on the cloud simplifies PLM deployments, helps to eliminate large upfront infrastructure costs, and enhance enterprise access to PLM data and processes to help customers transform their business through digitalization, improve decision-making, and develop better products, officials say.
Company officials made the announcement this week during Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2018, the company’s product lifecycle management (PLM) user conference, in Phoenix, Arizona. New AWS components for Teamcenter will continue to be certified on an ongoing basis.
“With Teamcenter on AWS, customers can convert to a pay-as-you-go model for infrastructure, and centrally manage a global PLM footprint cost-effectively,” says Terry Wise, global vice president of channels and alliances, Amazon Web Services Inc. “We are excited to see Teamcenter customers use more AWS services, further helping customers to do more with less, globally.”
Leveraging cloud services from AWS extends the value of Teamcenter, lowers overall cost of ownership, and simplifies deployments, company officials say. The Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) minimizes the effort to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud, which in turn can decrease costs and time allotted to Teamcenter database administration.
The Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) provides elastic file storage capabilities that allow customers to set up, manage, and scale file systems used with Teamcenter on the cloud.
AWS Elastic Load Balancing helps with balancing request routing to the Teamcenter middle-tier in a robust manner for scalability and performance improvements.
Teamcenter with Network Addressable Translation (NAT) enables cloud network security in keeping important data sources, such as Teamcenter, within the private subnet under Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), and connects to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) type offerings in the cloud.
The expansion of AWS cloud services certified for use with Teamcenter will give PLM customers more flexibility by selecting cloud technology options to achieve their innovation goals.
“We needed a system to collect and connect our product data in an intelligent way,” says Gustav Kågesson, design manager for NP Innovation. “We chose to deploy the proven product lifecycle management system, Teamcenter, on the cloud using Amazon Web Services. We reduced our up-front infrastructure investment, simplified maintenance, and the implementation was smoothly delivered in only 10 days.”
“The updated certification of Teamcenter on AWS assures our customers that these technologies will continue to work together, even as they evolve,” adds Joe Bohman, senior vice president of Lifecycle Collaboration Software, Siemens PLM Software. “The modern and agile architecture of Teamcenter continues to adopt new technology, which builds on our proven expertise in PLM. We recognize that the cloud is critical to PLM. Expanding the available options on the cloud illustrates how Teamcenter has and will continue to help our customers meet market challenges and realize innovation.”
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a global provider of software solutions to drive the digital transformation of industry, creating new opportunities for manufacturers to realize innovation. With headquarters in Plano, Texas, and over 140,000 customers worldwide, Siemens PLM Software works with companies of all sizes to transform the way ideas come to life, the way products are realized, and the way products and assets in operation are used and understood.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology company that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability, and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation, and digitalization. In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.2 billion. At the end of September 2017, the company had around 377,000 employees worldwide.