An Open Dialogue about Cloud Security

By Michael

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Back in Feburary of 2014, Dassault Systèmes introduced a disruptive change to how we go to market by putting 3DEXPERIENCE Platform on the cloud. That could be a scary prospect if you are not familiar with either why we did this or how we are securing your collaboration on the cloud, so the intention here is to provide a light introduction and point you to some materials that could help make you reassured.

Introducing the 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud

Let’s start with a quote from Bernard Charlès from July 2013:

The cloud is a way of working. It is where consumers voice their needs, their ideas, their feedback. It is where innovation is fostered and ideas take hold. The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform reveals and delivers that potential. It gives our customers a holistic, unified view of their business and ecosystem to create better experiences for their end-consumers.

What I feel Bernard is trying to say is that by de-coupling experience creation from a static On Premise deployment, we are able to offer 3DEXPERIENCE Platform in a software-as-a-service manner using elastic cloud-based resources. This allows for better social interaction between producers and consumers, more mobility for users of the platform, and significant reductions in the Total Cost of Ownership for the solution.

A Definition of Cloud Computing

But what is the difference between this and, say, massive virtualisation by VMware or hosting services you may ask? Laurent Seror, CEO of Outscale, one of our cloud providers, used the following analogy:

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Aerospace Collaboration… in the Cloud, of course!

By Aurelien

In my previous post from our Farnborough series, I mentioned the CRESCENDO project as an insight into the future of modeling and simulation of digital aircrafts. Now, how about collaboration? Collaboration is indeed key when it comes to complex multi-tier supply chains such as in the Aerospace industry. And in order to get a single source of truth, cloud-based collaboration is a must. For that matter, BoostAeroSpace is another great European project fostering cloud-based collaboration for the Aerospace industry (you can also follow @BoostAeroSpace).

Better than any amount of words, check out the video below to see what we mean by a Collaborative 3D Experience in the Aerospace industry, from the passenger experience to the airline operator and to the aircraft manufacturer. All of it happening in the cloud, of course ;)

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What do you think? Wouldn’t it be awesome if a wish you’d share in an online community would turn into reality in the next manufactured aircraft?


The Cloud: Easier, Better, Together

By Remi

cloud computing dassault systemesA lot of fuss is happening right now on the Web with the launch of Google +, the company’s social network. But if you dig deeper than a mere battle between social networks, you realize that it’s the entire computing experience which is going on the Cloud: social activities, alright, but also file sharing, work spaces and other services are all more and more on the Cloud.

But think about it… What’s the Cloud goal but to bring people closer? Social networks such as Facebook are the tip of the iceberg and represent it perfectly: it brings the social back! :-)

Cloud: the Bigger Picture

Of course it’s the same for the CAD and PLM industries. More than ever, people need to work together from different places and different workstations. Thus, there is a double objective: facilitate the work environment and share with others. Oleg Shilovitsky stated rightfully that we should “work together without thinking about how collaborative or social a particular software is performing”.

My point is that if it’s got to be natural, it’s got to be easier, simpler and a part of a whole system that drives the work experience. Generation Z is the only one (so far) which is born in that kind of environment and for them it will be natural to have everything in one place, easily. And eventually, that’s where Clouds are all about I guess…

What do you think?

Cheers,

Rémi



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