- Migrations from legacy PLM systems for companies that are already in the SOLIDWORKS CAD ecosystem
- Upgrading from SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional because they needed more functionality
- Moving away from a Windows file system to their first formal data management and PLM system
- A variety of different vertical markets and industries
- A wide array in the amount of data analytics and/or project management they want included in phase one of the project plan (phased implementation vs. big bang)
- And much more
Articles by Noah Krygier
The topic of cloud computing is not a new one, dominating the IT airwaves for the better part of the last decade. Relative to the rest of the application landscape, our engineering space has been a bit slower to adopt cloud infrastructure understandably due to IP protection, security/ITAR, and performance concerns of cloud versus a traditional on-premises infrastructure.
Every day, it seems, we have more SOLIDWORKS PDM customers ask us about more flexible ways to manage their PDM environment than a traditional, physical server. Purchasing hardware is an inherently inflexible proposition and capital expenditure needs to meet future demand, meaning it will remain under-utilized for most of its life. Virtualization provides a more flexible allocation of resources but, somewhere, hardware underpins the entire infrastructure.