Ansys Collaborates with Microsoft to Advance Cloud Engineering Simulation Across Industries

Ansys | October 30, 2020

Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) is teaming with Microsoft to advance the state of the art in engineering simulation across industries, including industrial manufacturing and automotive. Integrated with Microsoft Azure cloud, HPC, digital twin and IoT services, Ansys' solutions will empower customers to swiftly solve some of the most challenging engineering problems imaginable — substantially increasing productivity, cutting development costs and expediting time to market. Ansys® Cloud™, the underlying platform for running Ansys products in the cloud, integrates Azure cloud and HPC services with Ansys flagship simulation technologies. Since its initial release, Ansys Cloud continues to add powerful new capabilities. Supporting more physics-based solvers than ever, the new features will enable customers to use their existing software licenses and reduce modeling run times by increasing cores per job. Additionally, the features will deliver tremendous price-performance improvements and incorporate customers' existing Azure contracts. This will make it easier for larger organizations that have traditionally leveraged on-premises HPC to migrate to Ansys Cloud — equipping teams with extra capacity during peak usage.

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