SILVER LININGS: Eight Reasons To Move to SOLIDWORKS Cloud

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Cloud / March 15, 2018


In a recent article posted in the online Dassault Systèmes magazine Compass, they outlined 8 reasons why companies should consider Cloud computing. They also cite a 2017 Gartner Enterprise Strategy Group study that Cloud spending is on the upswing for US companies.

The Compass article states, “More than a third of organizations have a Cloud-first policy where new applications are deployed on a public Cloud platform, unless there’s a compelling case to deploy it on-premise.”

Here are the 8 reasons from the Dassault Systèmes Compass article that companies are looking to the Cloud for computing and when using SOLIDWORKS Cloud:

  1. Application-Agnostic
  2. Applications and Updates
  3. Collaboration
  4. Cost Management
  5. Mobility
  6. Scalability
  7. Security
  8. Simplicity



In the Dassault Systèmes article, they included survey results from business and technology leaders regarding the most highly valued benefits of the Cloud. Although the survey is from 2011, the six benefits cited remain true.

At Converge, we focus on products and services for optimizing the product development environment. This includes solutions such as Mechanical CAD (MCAD), Product Data Management (PDM), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Converge uses a private Cloud implementation for SOLIDWORKS Cloud, which offers all of the advantages mentioned above and provides the added security and control that companies need for their intellectual property. Converge can host any application in the Cloud and provide access to that application from anywhere in the world via virtual workstations (VDIs).

“The Converge mission is to work with customers to deploy the most ideal product development environment possible,” said Chad Garrish, COO of Converge.“ Leveraging the Cloud is a significant part of the equation for most companies. Converge also offers on-premise engineering workstations and servers, so that we can implement the most ideal overall environment for our clients.”

Read the full Dassault Systèmes article here.

ABOUT Converge

We are a SOLIDWORKS Value-Added reseller, and through our partners, we deliver Certified SOLIDWORKS solutions across all industries. We wrap SOLIDWORKS Cloud products with a host of other services and solutions that provide a menu of options for optimizing your product development environment. Our solution set will empower remote workers, enable seamless collaboration, provide on-demand scaling, remove IT admin burdens, and eliminate the need for technology refreshes for CAD in the Cloud; together creating a powerful product development environment that will save you money and help you achieve better business outcomes. Work Different … Work Better