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Installing Windchill on the cloud and selecting a provider

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Installing Windchill on the cloud and selecting a provider

We are looking into installing PTC Windchill on a virtual server in the cloud.  Currently running 3 licenses of Creo 3.0, with a desire for some others to be able to view files. 1 of those licenses is at a different site and we like the idea of not having to maintain hardware and upgrades for this system. I believe the 3 big main players are Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Has anyone done this? Has anyone had issues with a given provider? Thoughts, comments, ideas?

Thanks,

JP

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Re: Installing Windchill on the cloud and selecting a provider

PTC uses AWS for their cloud Windchill implementation.

Re: Installing Windchill on the cloud and selecting a provider

So did you end up getting yourself setup?  I am in the exact same boat.  I have been using the PTC offered Windchill cloud service and they called me up a couple weeks ago and said they are discontinuing the service so now I have CAD data without a home so lookinng to setup a Windchill PDM essentialls database to migrate into.  I have a quote for two seats of PDM essentials, and looking to have PTC/ Tristar do the install/ configuration but I have no idea what needs to be done to get setup with Amazon or other to allow PTC/ Tristar to do the install.  Tristar is saying it will take 4-5 days do this this at $1500/ day.  We are a small startup with me the main user (90%) and then on occasions a second person who will need access.  We are small but we are medical device so its very important to have secure and reliable PDM control of the CAD files.  Any help / advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Installing Windchill on the cloud and selecting a provider

  • Cloud based services are supported with Windchill provided the platforms (Operating System, Database) are supported per the Software matrices.
  • Please refer to the topic Virtualization in the Windchill Architecture Overview.
  • You can have a same configuration Cloud System as that of your current physical server configuration if that satisfies your current business performance.
    • Refer to the Customer Support Guide
    • Also you can have glance through the below article to have a look at the different Hardware Sizing Guidelines for Windchill (CS33977).
  • For more PTC Cloud Services, refer to the below:

 

 

Re: Installing Windchill on the cloud and selecting a provider

Good Afternoon,

 

Are you saying that PTC has stopped the cloud offering? I just had a meeting with them about that very topic.

Re: Installing Windchill on the cloud and selecting a provider

Yea just went through it. Had to get PDM essentials, create my own virtual server on Microsoft Azure cloud and then have PTC configure it. What you need to know is whoever you choose to host it pay for fast service support response for first month because it was not easy figuring out how to get it setup and a firewall portal available. Secondly and most critical that I did not know at the time. If you are currently using the PTC cloud service you cannot export your vault history. You loose it all. You can only take a snap shot in time and export it where everything comes in as a new part.
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