Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 9 - Page 76

INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Cloud Samsung Heavy Industries selects AWS as its preferred cloud provider ///////////////////////////// A mazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that Samsung Heavy Industries selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider to support its digital transformation. Samsung Heavy Industries is turning to AWS’ expansive infrastructure, unmatched performance, scalability and industry-leading services to gain competitive advantage in the smart shipping industry. Samsung Heavy Industries leaves the heavy lifting of its infrastructure to AWS so that its team can rapidly innovate on its autonomous shipping platform, a system that enables self-piloting of large container ships, LNG carriers and floating production 76 INTELLIGENTCIO systems. Samsung Heavy Industries will continue to expand its smart shipping capabilities using the breadth and depth of AWS services, including Machine Learning, augmented reality and virtual reality, analytics, databases, compute and storage. Samsung Heavy Industries’ next- generation smart shipping systems on AWS leverage a wide variety of services to create integrated systems for all vessel- related data collected from land to sea. AWS enabled Samsung Heavy Industries to build a Big Data analytics ship navigation system using Amazon Redshift which improves after-market customer service for ship owners. Samsung Heavy Industries also leverages AWS Machine Learning services, including Amazon Polly and Amazon Lex, to provide real-time alerts to its customers about the condition of their ships and will use Amazon Sumerian to create a virtual replica of the ship cockpit for land-based training and simulations. In addition, by using AWS, Samsung Heavy Industries was able to build an information security management system to respond to cyberthreats and is able to provide a highly scalable, secure environment for smart ship technology development. n