Automotive manufacturers and suppliers constantly face the need to develop new offerings, resulting in enormous production and operational complexity, and involving numerous data types for recording, processing, storage and other aspects of the automotive business workflow. On top of these challenges, keen market competition means ever shorter technological development lifecycles, subsequently increasing pressure on the overall global supply chain. The availability of sophisticated IT tools and resources plays a crucial role in the success of this workflow, from idea, design, technology development, product and operation, testing, product launch all the way to dealer sales. A further challenge is the vast quantity of information produced by this data-driven industry, including highly sensitive design plans and business analytics. All of it must be frequently, securely and reliably exchanged among team members and stakeholder parties operating out of distributed manufacturing sites and sales branches across multiple geographies.
Automotive industry enterprises can adapt to fast-changing market trends, and be more open, agile, and innovative, all without having to invest in and deploy a wide range of IT resources in different manufacturing and branch locations, or set aside expensive office and factory space for IT equipment, nor even to manage and maintain cross-border IT resources and personnel.
By outsourcing to CITIC Telecom CPC, automotive enterprises can enjoy all the benefits of innovative computing and network tools and resources, using world-class virtualized technologies from VMware, which CITIC Telecom CPC has incorporated into its highly sophisticated SmartCLOUD™ cloud computing platform. By migrating automotive workflow applications to SmartCLOUD™ Compute / SmartCOULD™ vONE, companies can enjoy powerful and reliable virtual private or dedicated private cloud computing without the expense and complexities of physical equipment deployment, management, and support.
For automotive applications that require comprehensive storage and processing capability, such as advanced engineering simulations and other data analysis, CITIC Telecom CPC’s DataHOUSE™ cloud data center solution is designed to handle ever increasing IT need easily and effectively.
To connect SmartCLOUD™, DataHOUSE™, and secure all branch network between multiple sites and staff, TrueCONNECT™ private network solutions can support high performance and secure communications to protect sensitive data related to designs, operations, finances and customers.
China Motor is employing SmartCLOUD™, taking advantage of the platform’s dense network and ubiquitous bandwidth in the Greater China Region. The firm has incorporated its ERP system into 40 branch offices in the Greater China Region, establishing a foundation to develop the new market, while enhancing management efficiency and reducing HR costs.