HCL Technologies on AWS - 1PLMCloud

HCLTech 1PLMCloud enables mobility, reduces cost, and improves engineering productivity, agility, and scalability

Traditionally, manufacturing organizations have been cautious in migrating engineering applications to cloud due to concerns over performance, graphics intensive requirements, data security, reliability, and compliance. During the Covid-19 pandemic, engineering organizations experienced operational, security and performance challenges during access of design and product data stored in the product lifecycle management (PLM) environments and CAD files. Business continuity is at risk due to lack of optimal Engineering Research & Development (ER&D) infrastructure to support work from home (WFH).
HCLTech created the 1PLMCloud solution to support manufacturing companies in transforming their CAD and PLM infrastructure into an on-demand, scalable, and agile environment to drive the business innovation needs for the new normal. PLM is an information management system that integrates data, processes, business systems and people in an extended enterprise to plan, design and share innovation. It is relevant for industry verticals like automotive, industrial, aerospace, medical devices, semiconductor, telecommunications equipment, and office automation.

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Reduced Total Cost of Ownership

Reduce costs of on-premise, high-end graphic hardware with optimal deployment of Amazon AppStream.

Increased Engineering Mobility

Increase engineering workforce mobility through increased performance and reliability.

Improved Collaboration

Improve collaboration between OEM engineers and suppliers.

Operational Flexibility

Choose from flexible operational packages from purpose-built to managed operations.

  • How it works
  • The solution offered by HCLTech on AWS is deploying newer services with high-end graphics-processing capabilities, utilizing NVIDIA Quadro Technology, enabling optimal performance, and leveraging CAD/CAE application certifications. HCLTech leverages the AWS global infrastructure backbone for low latency, and a reliable and predictable data exchange between carrier global sites for best user experience. Each carrier global site connects to AWS Direct Connect through VPN.
    The HCLTech 1PLMCloud solution provides lift-and-shift, re-host, re-platform for engineering applications and workloads to AWS Cloud infrastructure. The offering is available for PTC Windchill, Creo, Thingworx, Siemens Teamcenter, NX, Polarion, Dassault 3DExperience, Catia, Solidworks, ARAS, and ANSYS. It offers flexibility of operations and commercial models. It enables engineering users to operate and access CAD and product information using Amazon AppStream 2.0, Amazon EC2, and other services with improved performance. It does not require high-end graphics workstations, thus improving mobility, work-from-anywhere, and security. There is no need to download CAD documents to user desktops / workstations.
    Additionally, HCLTech provides a solution for graphic-intensive 3D CAD applications, like Siemens NX, PTC Creo, and Dassault Solidworks hosted on AWS NICE DCV. It offers a seamless high-performance experience for CAD engineers to enable flexible remote working.
    HCLTech and AWS together to deliver the 1PLMCloud solution using AppStream 2.0, Amazon EC2, and other AWS services. AppStream 2.0 enables streaming of applications to user machines. Powered by powerful graphics-processing units from NVIDIA, and HCLTech’s experience and expertise in CAD and PLM, 1PLMCloud enables fast, secure, and high-performance CAD and PLM applications on the cloud, providing a seamless experience to the engineering community. The solution’s service catalogs provide a right mix of services to help enterprises plan the best cloud strategy for their business and pay per use of services. HCLTech has enterprise, standard and basic offerings designed for OEMs and tier-1 suppliers based on number of users, data capacity, geographical spread, and an SLA for resolution priority.
  • Key activities
  • 1) Cloud Consulting

    Cloud readiness assessment and gap analysis, transformation roadmap and blueprint, and CAD and PLM cloud architecture.

    2) Cloud Transformation

    Transformation to identified cloud platform, application integrations, and DevOps tooling and implementation.

    3) Cloud Operations

    Application and cloud administration with pre-defined SLAs, operational intelligence, and ITSM tooling integration.

    4) Cloud Governance

    Governance processes and structure, and managed cloud program governance.

  • Customer contribution
  • Existing Application Inventory

    Provide overview of current application inventory.

    Provide Infrastructure Access

    Provide infrastructure access.

    Define Various Roles

    Identify different roles and user groups that will be accessing the solution.

    SME for Business Requirements

    Engagement with PLM experts to capture business requirements and prioritization.

    Phased Approach Alignment

    Discussion and alignment on phased-solution approach to reduce risk.

    Key Architecture and Implementation

    Agree on final architecture and implementation steps.

    Testing and Validation

    Perform the key test cases and validate the application functionality.

    Business and Technical Signoff

    Timely review and signoff on milestones and outcomes achieved by business and technical teams.

  • About this consultant
  • HCL Technologies is a technology enterprise that primarily focuses on IT and business services, engineering and R&D services, and software solutions and platforms. HCLTech sales in 2021 was approximately $10.02B and its CAGR is higher than 10% since 2017. HCLTech has a worldwide network of R&D facilities and co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities, and over 159,000+ employees in over 50 countries. HCLTech delivers services across industry verticals to leading enterprises, including 250 of the Fortune 500 and 650 of the Global 2000.
    HCLTech’s AWS Partnership: HCLTech attained the AWS Premier Tier Partner designtaion in 2017 and has grown at a 98% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) since 2016. HCLTech has more than 4000 AWS-trained, 700+ AWS-certified, and 3000+ employees assigned to AWS projects. HCLTech has acheived the Migration, SAP, Storage, DevOps, and Mainframe Modernization Competency designations, as well as the Amazon EMR, Amazon Connect, AWS IoT Core, and Amazon Redshift Delivery designations.
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AWS Partner Highlights

HCLTech’s AWS validated qualifications, customer references, and office locations.

AWS Migration Competency Details

HCLTech has demonstrated deep AWS technical expertise and proven customer success.

AWS Service Delivery Details

HCLTech has demonstrated deep AWS technical expertise and proven customer success in these services.

HCLTech Helps Manufacturers Boost Collaboration, Cut Costs by 25%

HCLTech's PLM enables seamless collaboration, lowers time to market by ten percent, boosts performance by 30 percent, and cuts costs by 25 percent.

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