Today ANSYS announced that the company is making its flagship engineering simulation software available on the cloud via Amazon Web Services. The new ANSYS Enterprise Cloud running on AWS enables customers to scale their simulation capacity – including infrastructure and software assets – on demand, in response to changing business requirements, optimizing efficiency and cost while responding to the growing demand for wider use of the technology.
With this release, ANSYS Enterprise Cloud unleashes the power of the cloud and high-performance computing for breakthrough workloads that were never before possible. The solution includes high performance GUI/Graphics, storage and scalable access to HPC in the cloud.
HGST sees the use of cloud computing as an important paradigm shift, providing increased business agility and the capacity when and where we need it,” said Steve Phillpott, chief information officer of HGST, Inc. “We are impressed that the ANSYS solution delivers the full end-to-end simulation process in the cloud, allowing us to maintain models, simulate and analyze results directly in our virtual private cloud (VPC) environment. Keeping everything in HGST’s VPC mitigates compliance, connectivity, performance and latency issues that are unique challenges for complex modeling and simulation workflows such as ours.”
The ANSYS Enterprise Cloud has been carefully architected to remove previous barriers to adoption of cloud computing for engineering simulation. Delivered in a single-tenant environment that secures customer data, the solution supports 3-D interactive graphics workloads and auto-scaling high-performance computing, so results don’t need to move between end users and the cloud datacenter.
With the ANSYS Enterprise Cloud, more engineers can access the software and hardware tools they need, enabling broader adoption of simulation technologies and helping organizations stay competitive while focusing on their core competencies.
ANSYS has supported cloud solutions for a number of years, but ANSYS Enterprise Cloud takes the simulation of complete virtual prototypes to an entirely new level by providing our full suite of comprehensive engineering simulation solutions on a global cloud platform” said Jim Cashman, ANSYS CEO. “Customers don’t want to be saddled with specifying, procuring, deploying and managing simulation infrastructure. That’s where ANSYS Enterprise Cloud excels. Outsourcing the simulation datacenter allows customers to focus on developing breakthrough products while freeing up capital for other investments.”
In addition to the cloud offering, the new ANSYS 16.1 release delivers advancements in the area of parametric optimization. Genetic aggregation, in ANSYS DesignXplorer, automates the selection of best response surface algorithm. The result is a highly accurate response surface, created automatically and in a fraction of the time versus other optimization solutions.