Toyota Boshoku will use IBM cloud technology in worldwide manufacturing and engineering projects, including automotive design. The new IBM SmartCloud Engineering Desktop consists of a group of cloud solutions designed for industrial sector clients that access 3D applications globally.
The engineering cloud includes technology from IBM and Citrix. By incorporating Citrix XenDesktop with HDX 3D Pro, IBM says it can virtualize and securely deliver 3D graphics or other intensive applications and high-performing desktops.
Toyota Boshoku manufactures interior systems for automobile manufacturers in Japan and internationally. The company has integrated CAD and Office applications on one desktop.
The engineers at Toyota Boshoku can now securely access their engineering data and intellectual property, which is centrally stored through Desktop Cloud environment, from anywhere, and to share with teams around the globe.
IBM will initially provide solutions for the desktop cloud environment designed for CAD applications and digital document security. The desktop cloud CAD solutions will provide each designer with flexible workstations with image processing capabilities for design work. Centralized management of confidential information is also available to enhance data properties. In addition, security solutions for digital documents will help prevent secondary leakage of confidential information in CAD applications by managing security policies on the cloud.
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