Ansys Announces Strategic Collaboration With AWS

Engineering simulation solutions provider partners with cloud services provider to develop Ansys Gateway powered by AWS for cloud-based simulation.

Engineering simulation solutions provider partners with cloud services provider to develop Ansys Gateway powered by AWS for cloud-based simulation.

Ansys announces a strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), identifying the CSP as the preferred and recommended partner for Ansys Gateway powered by AWS. The collaboration will enable deployment of Ansys products on AWS—helping generate user-friendly simulation workloads, while offering scalability and flexibility with access to software and storage solutions from anywhere with a web browser. 


The newly formed collaboration will provide a browser-based, location-independent solution for Ansys customers—particularly product developers, designers and engineers that have traditionally used on-prem high-performance computing (HPC) resources. Customers will manage and advance its complete CAE, electronics design automation, and computer-aided design (CAD) product development in the cloud by leveraging scale, flexibility, elasticity and global reach of AWS.

Ansys and AWS are expanding high-performance computing in the cloud to advance electronic design automation, computer-aided engineering, and simulation solutions. Image courtesy of Ansys and AWS.

AWS offers an extensive framework, including products ranging from compute, storage, internet of things (IoT), digital twin, analytics and machine learning that Ansys can integrate.

With Ansys Gateway powered by AWS customers can access Ansys applications, enabling faster, flexible and highly scalable engineering simulations. Customers will be able to reduce costs by paying for cloud resources only when used. Ansys Gateway powered by AWS will be available in the AWS Marketplace, allowing customers to access existing Ansys software applications and will be able to create, customize and connect Ansys software with third-party applications using minimal technical skills via a user-friendly interface.

“This work will make it easier for customers to use Ansys's comprehensive portfolio of engineering simulation products leveraging a secure, reliable and agile cloud. It will remove barriers to scale globally for customers and they can perform more simulations and they can do so earlier in the design process,” says Bill Vass, vice president of Engineering at AWS.

As an added benefit, customers maintain full control of their data throughout all projects, ensuring security.

“Cloud computing accelerates and expands simulation by removing hardware barriers and computer restrictions, streamlining all processes and workflows,” says Shane Emswiler, senior vice president of Products at Ansys. “By leveraging Ansys Gateway powered by AWS customers will have a stronger, three-layered approach to boost their innovation and efficiency by doing more simulations, faster, and with more flexibility on AWS.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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