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Cloud Computing in Manufacturing Environment

Son X. Huynh, Global C&P Industry Solutions, IBM, 1475 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 and Dennis A. Quan, High Performance On Demand Solutions (HiPODS), IBM, 555 Bailey Ave., Santa Teresa Lab, San Jose, CA 95141-1003.

"The impact of Cloud Computing in Manufacturing Environment"

Innovation is necessary to ride the inevitable tide of change in the today's manufacturing environment, especially in the information technology and automation landscape. Enterprise strive to reduce computing costs, to improve resource utilization and to achieve more efficient energy and environment use of their IT hardware and software investments. Cloud computing infrastructure accelerates and fosters these objectives by providing unprecedented flexible and dynamic IT resource pools, virtualization and high availability.

This paper introduces the value of implementing cloud computing and usage scenarios in manufacturing environment, especially in Chemical and Petroleum industries which typically have large numbers of heterogeneous applications, various hardware and huge data amount generated from sensors and devices in real-time and event-based exploration and production operations.