Fujitsu unveiled its "Engineering Cloud" concept, a next-generation manufacturing environment offered in the form of cloud-based services from Fujitsu's datacenters.
The Engineering Cloud will support the manufacturing sector with a combination of Fujitsu's own engineering-support softwareCAD(1) and analytic software, as well as parts database softwarewith a suite of new services to transform the manufacturing process. These will be steadily rolled out beginning in October 2011.
Fujitsu's Engineering Cloud uses some of the world's most advanced high-speed image compression technology, known as RVEC(2), which was developed by Fujitsu Laboratories Limited and successfully commercialized by Fujitsu Advanced Technologies Limited. RVEC makes it possible to efficiently consolidate applications and high-volume data formats, such as design data, on a cloud platform.
The Engineering Cloud will provide customers access to these services anywhere and anytime, without PC environment concerns, and without necessitating any special set-up beforehand. This promises to greatly reduce manufacturing costs and development times.
For customers that have global development and manufacturing operations, the ability to share data without being limited by time or place will help their various locations collaborate more closely. Building on the PLM Solution(3) already provided to its customers in the manufacturing sector, Fujitsu sees its new Engineering Cloud as a way to contribute to making more creative development and manufacturing spaces that generate new value.