Last week in our series on Private vs Public Cloud, we discussed Security and Compliance. The final and most important part of the puzzle for EpiGrid when considering Public Vs. Private Cloud is the ability for Converge to manage not only the Cloud-host, but also the PDM Vault as well. With a Private Cloud, we're able to deploy, train, AND manage the vault seamlessly after the fact. Since EpiGrid owns the hardware and licensing at the host, instead of carving out virtual servers from a conglomeration of servers, we are able to manage the solution top to bottom, all while reducing the amount of time your design team spends on IT impediments.
This is the third post in our series on Public vs Private Cloud. We started with an overview and then delved into a comparison of pricing last week. Today we will look at the security and compliance that our private Cloud solutions for SOLIDWORKS offer. While we can't speak for what kind of security every public Cloud solution offers, I think it's safe to assume we won't be beaten in this regard.
One of the most important aspects of a Cloud-hosted solution is the necessity for it to be in compliance with any governing agency that has final approval of a given design. We strive to deliver a system that meets any compliance standard imposed on your organization.
Last week we gave you an overview of the topic of Private vs Public Cloud. Starting with this post, we will now dive deeper into the differences between the two approaches over the next few weeks and give you an idea why we chose to go the private route.
Here at Converge, we've adopted the Cloud as a means to facilitate collaboration and data distribution using our existing CAD tools, namely SOLIDWORKS. We provide and implement EpiGrid Cloud-hosted services to help you eliminate IT burdens when trying to solve the difficult problems of data management and collaboration. However, with a seemingly endless amount of Cloud providers, why should you choose EpiGrid over household names like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft's Azure, or even DropBox?
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So far we have covered a good bit about blocks, but we aren’t done yet! Now that we know how to make and use blocks for mechanical motion in sketches, lets take a look at Instant3D and the ability to move parts around in a part file. We will talk about some of the pros and cons of this process and outfit you with the knowledge to apply it to your designs. This is the fifth video in our series on sketch blocks in SOLIDWORKS. If you aren't already familiar with sketch blocks, I recommend you start with the first video in the series. If you have SOLIDWORKS 2019 and want to follow along, you'll need this part file. Watch our latest tutorial and fire up SOLIDWORKS on a second monitor so you can follow along.
We're normally not the type to toot our own horn, but when one of Converge's very own achieves an accomplishment that's worthy of recognition, we want to share that with our clients. Recently, our technical team lead, Phillip Lewis, achieved the coveted designation of SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer. Equally as impressive is the fact that he was able to complete this respected achievement in just 10 months.