04 September 2012

Siemens PLM Software Announces New Teamcenter Performance Results

PLANO, Texas, September 4, 2012 - Siemens PLM Software today announced it has measured excellent results in performance and scalability tests for its Teamcenter® software running on the SQL Server 2012 data platform and Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise operating system. Conducted in conjunction with Microsoft and with the help and support of Intel, the test results demonstrate the full enterprise capabilities of the SQL Server 2012 data platform for PLM.

The testing simulated 10,000 concurrent user sessions, indicating that the system would actually support many of the world’s largest PLM implementations since the number of concurrent users represents only a fraction of the number of actual users. The performance tests were conducted to prove large scale deployment capability to support the continued expansion of Teamcenter deployments across the extended enterprise. The tests validate that Teamcenter and SQL Server 2012 are ultimately scalable to support virtually any size implementation and provide a high performance PLM system with a low total cost of ownership.

“SQL Server 2012 and Siemens PLM Software’s technologies give customers an interoperable, scalable and cost-efficient IT foundation for PLM deployment,” said Sanjay Ravi, managing director, Worldwide Discrete Manufacturing Industry, Microsoft Corp. “Users can extend PLM to every desktop, eliminate collaboration barriers, simplify IT complexity and ultimately be more productive.”

“As a result of our strong collaboration with Microsoft, we have been able to work together to deliver a comprehensive, enterprise PLM system that maximizes our customers’ return on their PLM investment,” said Eric Sterling, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Lifecycle Collaboration Software, Siemens PLM Software. “The unparalleled ability of Teamcenter to cost effectively start small and scale to tens of thousands of users worldwide, provides our customers a future-proof architecture they will never outgrow. This capability combined with our respective IT and PLM leadership enables us to provide an integrated offering that helps our joint customers leverage PLM technology to make smarter decisions, which results in better products.”

Siemens PLM Software and Microsoft shared equal responsibility in arranging and conducting the performance tests, which utilized the latest software offerings. Teamcenter was deployed on SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Using Intel® Xeon® processors, 10,000 concurrent Teamcenter users were simulated using a standard Siemens PLM Software testing methodology executing common PLM actions. For more information on the performance test visit: www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/partners/simplify.shtml.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 7 million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies, delivering open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

About the Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/industryautomation

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Teamcenter is a trademark or registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Intel and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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