Boeing to Migrate More Applications to AWS

By Tracey E. Schelmetic, TMCnet Contributor  |  April 13, 2022

In an effort to strengthen engineering and manufacturing processes, aerospace giant Boeing (News - Alert) says it plans to migrate applications out of on-premises data centers to the cloud. To this end, the company has expanded its existing relationship with Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) (AWS), extending its existing cloud operations and streamlining its approach to cloud computing. The relationship will help Boeing take advantage of AWS’s scalable, power-efficient, and high-performing infrastructure, as well as its cloud services, including high performance computing (HPC).

AWS offers more than 200 services for computing, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management. AWS will power new Boeing digital applications intended to help drive product innovation, more efficient operations, and improved customer support.

“Today’s announcement represents a significant investment in Boeing’s digital future,” said Susan Doniz, Boeing Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology & Data Analytics. “Our work with AWS will help us advance Boeing’s people, products, and services by enabling everyone with the latest tools, technology and expertise. Our cloud strategy removes infrastructure restraints, allowing for more ownership within teams, simplifies our processes, creates easier and more secure access to information, and empowers our people to perform their best.”

Commenting on the relationship, Matt Garman, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Amazon Web Services, noted that Boeing and AWS share a “builder culture” and are committed to using advanced technologies to take on the most ambitious engineering feats like developing new sustainable energy sources and interplanetary human travel.

“Together, we will deliver more powerful, sustainable, and efficient aerospace design, engineering, and management solutions that will help Boeing customers today and in future aerospace travel,” said Garman. “AWS’s proven cloud infrastructure and deep portfolio of services allow Boeing to create new solutions for its global customers and suppliers that will increase innovation and adaptability to enhance the movement of people and goods around the world.”

Outside of the cloud, Boeing is also partners with Amazon through the Amazon Air fleet, which is made up of 110 Boeing aircraft that facilitate the movement of goods to Amazon customers worldwide.

Edited by Maurice Nagle
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