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CLOUD-BASED DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION Siemens expands collaboration with AWS to facilitate cloud-based digital transformation for industry

Dec 24, 2021

Siemens and Amazon Web Services, Inc, leading industrial and operational technology companies, joins forces with comprehensive cloud services provider to make Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio more accessible, scalable and flexible. Companies partner to simplify product and production complexity through technology collaborations and new offerings.

Siemens Digital Industries Software and Amazon Web Services, Inc (AWS) recently announce an expansion of their collaboration, which combines Siemens’ deep industry expertise with cloud services from AWS to help industrial companies accelerate digital transformation in the cloud. Together, AWS and Siemens plan to drive adoption of Siemens’ Xcelerator as a Service and make Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio of integrated software, services and application development platform more accessible, scalable and flexible. Xcelerator as a Service acts as a catalyst for fast and predictable digital transformation — including by gaining new manufacturing insights, automating processes and deploying connected services — and offers customisable solutions for any starting point on the digital journey.

The strategic collaboration agreement between AWS and Siemens will see the companies cooperate to support customers; expand cloud capabilities in Siemens’ Xcelerator as a Service portfolio; explore opportunities for innovation and develop and take to market new solutions. One area of collaboration is digital twin technology, where Siemens and AWS will accelerate adoption and democratise new digital twin solutions using AWS IoT TwinMaker, a newly launched AWS service that makes it faster and easier to create digital twins that incorporate multiple data sources. Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio is already integrated with over 60 AWS services, and with the addition of AWS IoT TwinMaker, customers can apply AWS IoT TwinMaker to develop increasingly powerful digital twin solutions that are compatible with Siemens’ design, simulation and manufacturing software.

Talking about the collaboration, Tony Hemmelgarn, President & CEO, Siemens Digital Industries Software, mentioned, “Siemens and AWS are coming together to help companies speed engineering efforts, optimise factory operations and enhance customer experiences from chip to edge to cloud. We’re excited to combine our proven cloud and industrial experience in this expanded partnership and simplify the journey for our mutual customers to become digital enterprises.”

Adding to it, Bill Vass, VP – Engineering, AWS, cited, “Working together, Siemens and AWS will make it easier for industrial customers to use Siemens’ comprehensive digital twin technology and AWS’s cloud services to deliver new manufacturing insights, automation, and connected services. Together, we’ll bring new cloud-based digital transformation solutions to market that will help companies of any size address industrial complexity and turn it into competitive advantage.”

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