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AWS: smarter manufacturing with cloud and IoT technology

With industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 revolutionising manufacturing, we look at AWS’ services that can help organisations drive value from this change. ...

Georgia Wilson
|Apr 29|magazine11 min read

With industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 revolutionising manufacturing, we look at AWS’ services that can help organisations drive value from this change. 

Harnessing its own Amazon Web Services (AWS)  at its core, Amazon has been designing, manufacturing and distributing globally smart products that utilise cutting edge automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics for over 25 years. 

Amazon’s AWS, provides manufacturers with the ability to focus resources on optimising production, create new opportunities and improve operational efficiencies across the entire value chain.

“From product design to smart factory and smart products, AWS helps leading manufacturers transform their manufacturing operations with the most comprehensive and advanced set of cloud solutions available today, while taking advantage of the highest level of security,” says AWS.

How harnessing AWS Cloud can help manufacturers digital transform to improve business operations

Products and production design: by harnessing High Performance Computing (HPC) to solve complex problems, AWS focuses on product design; accelerating time-to-results and time-to-market; and reducing costs by providing optimized CPU, GPU, and FPGA servers on-demand.

Smart factory: to improve manufacturing operations, AWS harnesses its IoT services, edge computing, data lakes and advanced analytics to capture, analyse, visualise, and execute on plant floor data.

Smart products and services: by providing access to AWS’ IoT, machine learning, AI and Big Data services, AWS helps organisations innovative smart connected products by collecting, processing, storing, analysing and acting on machine data. 

The Benefits of AWS for manufacturers 

Improve operations:

AWS works to provide its customers with that ability to easily build, tailor, categories and analyse data lakes, securely and in real time. As well as providing predictive analytics to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), service levels, product quality, and supply chain efficiency.

Fast innovation

With AWS’ HPC, manufacturers can improve the pace of innovation, allowing organisations to reduce their time-to-results.

Lower costs

AWS offers pay-as-you-go microservices and serverless computing models to reduce the cost of running a connected plant or smart product program.

Enhanced security

“Cloud security at AWS is the highest priority. As an AWS customer, you benefit from a data center and network architecture built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organisations,” states AWS.

To find out more about AWS’ services for the manufacturing industry, click here! 

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