Aerospace Manufacturers: Have You Begun Your Cloud Migration?

Boeing has recently announced that they will be migrating applications from their on-premises data centres to the AWS cloud. In a press release, Boeing explained that its cloud strategy removes infrastructure constraints, simplifies processes, creates easier and more secure access to information, and more.

For defence and aerospace manufacturers, moving to the cloud can reduce IT costs, accelerate innovation, and improve security. However, less than 40 per cent of aerospace and defence companies have mature cloud practices and tools in place, and barely half have a defined cloud strategy with KPIs to measure progress.

Considering over 90 per cent of aerospace and defence executives report the pace of innovation has accelerated in recent years due to emerging technologies, there ought to be more urgency within the industry to adopt leading technology like cloud computing.

Advantages of Cloud Computing

Defence and aerospace manufacturers can use cloud computing to implement machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, and advanced analytics, which can reduce complexity, boost innovation, reduce costs, and foster collaboration.

Cloud computing can also improve resilience, a quality whose value was demonstrated during the pandemic. Cloud-based, remote-collaboration technology like video conferencing and file sharing maintain production and other functions when large numbers of workers must shift to remote models.

Finally, cloud storage is secure because the servers are located in warehouses that most workers can’t access and the data itself is encrypted and shielded behind firewalls. And should a natural disaster impact these servers, most cloud providers practice extensive redundancy, backing up your data several times over across many different data centres.

Moreover, cloud suppliers regularly update security measures using AI tools and auto-patching. These built-in algorithms can process data at a scale human IT teams simply cannot. Cloud providers also hire third-party security companies to regularly test their firewalls and servers to ensure they’re safe from hackers, cybercriminals, and the latest malware and viruses.

Simply put, cloud computing is taking over data. By 2025, it is estimated that there will over 100 zettabytes of data stored in the cloud.

We Know Your Industry

SHEA can optimize your digital transformation and cloud migration strategy with our expertise in Microsoft Azure. We also offer integrated ERP that helps streamline business processes, generate accurate pricing, and calculate your total manufacturing costs. Our software solutions include:

  • Agile manufacturing
  • Version management
  • Capacity planning
  • Production bill of materials
  • Basic supply planning
  • Sales, inventory, and demand forecasting
  • Work and machine centres
  • And more

To learn more about our solutions for defence and aerospace manufacturers, contact one of our offices today or visit our website.