The workstation is available, it is assigned to the user. Access the client workstation via a powerful ICA protocol, which provides integrated HDX technology for fast transfer rates even when large graphics files. The performance of the virtual solution is excellent”, CEMA-consultant Florian Gritschneder, who oversees the project on the spot reported. In the LAN the virtual application runs just as fast as on the local workstations”. Currently, the solution with production data over the WAN is being tested. Also here is emerging, that response times and functionality fully satisfy customer requirements. Lower TCO, flexibility increase thanks to the virtualized application the company for each site can provide the required number of CATIA workstations from the Computing Centre. Expensive and often not fully busy, local installations are eliminated.
At the same time reduces overhead for the IT sustainably. So, for example, is an instance of each application must be maintained and kept up-to-date. In addition, the company gaining agility: the developer can their device flexible any CATIA-version access they need for a particular job. This ensures a smooth exchange of data, which is essential in the multistage networked automotive industry. Because the converting of data leads to losses of precision the precision drawings. This flexibility is becoming increasingly important, because the automakers typically with the latest version of CATIA. For vehicle models which have been longer on the market, design changes are necessary but often in an older version of the software”, Brown explains. Additionally, updates without lengthy rollout immediately and at the same time for all designers.
This improves cross-site collaboration. No data outside the home also the company can expand its value creation network dynamically: so can be external developers with access to a virtualized environment of CATIA, to cope with peak or to reduce fixed costs.