ANSYS publishes a very interesting “Simulation User Survey Talks Moving to The Cloud and Best Practices” Study analyzing present usage of HPC in the cloud for engineering and outlook.
Here are is the overview of top engineering benefits for simulation cloud adoption from the study:
In fact, the top three reasons why simulation-enabled companies are moving to the cloud are:
The ability to scale up quickly (49% of respondents)
The lower overall costs (40% of respondents)
The lower maintenance costs (33% of respondents)
When it comes to engineering benefits, respondents say that the top three reasons companies pursue cloud adoption are:
Accelerating product development
Considering the reasons companies are adopting the cloud, any firm lagging behind the competition should start to implement some fundamental cloud best practices and adoption procedures.