Cloud Platforms

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Cloud technologies offer an enormous potential to cut IT running costs and improve the availability of critical business applications. Cloud concepts can also be used in manufacturing to optimize production processes, adapt manufacturing IT to future demands as well as to create new business models related to new or existing products. Through the development of the Industrie 4.0 platform “Virtual Fort Knox” and the use of cloud technologies in various research projects, Fraunhofer IPA has gained extensive experience in implementing and applying cloud technologies in manufacturing.

 

eApps

Small applications with a specific range of functions that provide engineering tasks with targeted support.

 

Cloud Manufacturing

Cloud manufacturing platforms support flexible production networks with the aid of IT integration and suitable management functionalities.

 

Virtual Fort Knox

Virtual Fort Knox – the secure, federative platform for service-oriented applications in manufacturing.

 

Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS)

Virtual Fort Knox – the secure, federative platform for service-oriented applications in manufacturing.