Cloud computing includes the delivery of tools and applications like data storage, servers, databases and software based on a network of remote servers through the Internet. Cloud computing services enable users to store files and applications in a virtual place or the cloud and access all the data via the Internet. Public cloud services are available on public networks and open to a largely unrestricted universe of potential users, designed for a market, not a single enterprise.
The digitalisation of mechanical engineering presents immense benefits for European companies in terms of productivityand performance. The sector’s ‘cloudification’ is facilitating the accessof European SMEs to cloud-based high-performance computing that is highly customisable and cost-saving.