At the International WorkBoat Show, Peer Software announced an alliance partnership with SSI, a globally recognised software solutions company for the design, engineering, construction, and maintenance of shipbuilding projects. Peer Software’s distributed file services platform, PeerGFS, helps expand the performance and reach of SSI’s solutions across geographically dispersed project teams. Together, this strategy reduces the impact of WAN speed and latency issues and allows shipyards to perform a wide range of selected tasks with substantially improved performance and data availability.
“Relationships with leading technology providers are central to our solutions and open architecture, which is reflected in our SSI Developer Network program,” said Denis Morais, co-CEO, SSI. “With Peer’s distributed file services platform working in concert with solutions like SSI WorkShare Teams, clients can benefit from fast access to shared project files, high availability, and redundancy of data across synchronised on-premises and cloud storage systems. This enables them to focus on shipbuilding and completing projects in less time.”
The connected world of shipbuilding means shipyards can complete complex projects more efficiently by accessing best-of-breed design, engineering, and manufacturing talent throughout the world. Additionally, complex deliverables require a clear view of the project, and the ability to collaborate on information wherever project teams are located.
“Peer Software has been dedicated to creating enterprise-class solutions that help meet the challenges of business requirements for always-on, always-available data infrastructure for nearly three decades,” stated Jimmy Tam, CEO, Peer Software. “Together with SSI, we enable engineering teams to collaborate more freely with each other and securely connect departments, tools, and partner organisations to further leverage the potential of a global shipbuilding industry.”
With Peer Software’s global file services platform and SSI’s Workshare Teams multi-site solution, operations such as generating reports, creating BOMs, compiling production drawings, importing external references or x-refs, loading revisions, exporting to third-party systems, data-mining, and similar operations can be performed faster and more confidently.
For example, a major North American shipyard is utilising SSI’s distributed teams’ workflow and PeerGFS for design file replication and version conflict prevention to prevent simultaneous work on replicated drawings. The solution is deployed on a hybrid on-premises and Azure Cloud architecture where the combination of multi-site file replication and virtualisation empowers the shipyard to easily adjust its infrastructure to match changing project demands, needs, and business goals.
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