SEATTLE -- UGS PLM Solutions, the product lifecycle management (PLM) subsidiary of EDS today announced a major expansion of its global customer support laborato ry that serves as a center of excellence for the infrastructure supporting deplo yment of Teamcenter® -- its industry leading suite of PLM software and servi ces. UGS PLM Solutions established the Enterprise Solution Center (ESC), located in S eattle, in 1997 to assist Boeing Aircraft Company in their far reaching deployme nt of Teamcenter. In 2000, UGS PLM Solutions expanded the ESC to make it access ible for all client engagements to help define and leverage client expertise for the production deployment of Teamcenter. The ESC enables the simulation of cus tomer environments with a primary focus on the production infrastructure require d to deploy Teamcenter solutions for performance, scalability and reliability. HP and Intel provided updated computing infrastructure, technology and engineeri ng assistance for the current expansion of the Lab. These enhancements have sig nificantly improved UGS PLM Solutions capability to support Teamcenter dep loyments on the latest HP PA-RISC, Intel® Xeon processor and Intel® ; Itanium® 2-based server platforms. HP and Intels pro-active involvement with UGS PLM Solutions in the d efinition of testing, analysis of results and optimization make this ESC expansi on unique, said Chuck Grindstaff, executive vice president of PLM Products , UGS PLM Solutions. With the best available price/performance server and workstation technologies and engineering expertise from HP and Intel, the ESC co nsulting engagements can now provide our customers with their greatest opportuni ty to realize the combined benefit of UGS PLM Solutions latest PLM softwar e running on the best commercially available infrastructures. HP is pleased to continue our close working relationship with UGS PLM Solu tions and Intel in providing additional value to our customers, said Bruce Toal, Director of Marketing an d Solutions for High Performance Technical Computing at HP. Providing appr opriate information on the proper sizing of HP infrastructure solutions, helps o ur customers select optimal configurations in order to realize the best total co st of ownership. This is another proof point of the customer commitment that dri ves our joint partnership. The Enterprise Solution Center is a great resource providing customers wit h a higher level of confidence that their planned deployments meet or exceed the ir expectations, said John Davies, vice president sales and marketing, and director solutions market development group at Intel. With that support and Teamcenter running on Intel architecture-based servers providing leadership performance, scalability and price/performance, the enterprises have ideal prere quisites to deploy their product lifecycle management solutions on Intel. The ESC is chartered with helping UGS PLM Solutions Teamcenter customers underst and how the technology can work most optimally in their environments. The typical areas of concern include definition of clients multi-tiered de ployment architectures, hardware identification and sizing, networking requireme nts, physical database architecture, use of physical storage and tuning factors influencing the reliability, performance and scalability of production deploymen ts of Teamcenter solutions. UGS PLM Solutions provides comprehensive consulting services, including access to the Labs computing infrastructure by experie nced UGS PLM Solutions personnel to ensure the facility is fully leveraged by al l customers. The customer consulting services available from the UGS PLM Solutions ESC are listed below:
- Pre-sales platform and architecture consulting.
- Post-sales, pre-deployment consulting to insure the successful deployment of Teamcenter solutions in the customers production environment.
- Post-deployment audits to help customers fine-tune their systems based on se veral important factors, including their actual production usage patterns, UGS P LM Solutions recommended practices, Lab directed research of customer specific i ssues, consulting with appropriate vendors and UGS PLM Solutions expert kn owledge based on experience with more than 70 major companies.
- About UGS PLM Solutions UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and produc t design software and services with 41,000 clients and more than 2.6 million sea ts of technology operating in the market, is the product lifecycle management (P LM) subsidiary of EDS. The company works collaboratively with its clients to cr eate solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus b egin to capture the promise of PLM. The integration of the former operations of companies including Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), Engineerin g Animation Inc. (EAI) and UGS, UGS PLM Solutions has created some of the leadin g design, collaboration and product data management technologies that ultimately formed the foundation of the PLM industry. Today, the company is a family of o ne, building on three decades of leadership in continuing to be a pioneer in PLM . For more information on UGS PLM Solutions products and services, visit www.ugsplmsolutions.com o r www.eds.com. About EDS EDS, the worlds most experienced outsourcing services company, delivers su perior returns to clients through its cost-effective, high-value services model. EDS core portfolio comprises information-technology and business process outsourcing services, as well as information-technology transformation services. EDS two complementary, subsidiary businesses are A.T. Kearney, one of the worlds leadinghigh-value management consultancies, and UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and product design software. With 2002 revenue of $21.5 billion, EDS is ranked 80th on the Fortune 500. The companys stock is traded on the New York (NYSE: EDS) and London stock exchanges. Note: Teamcenter is a registered trademark of UGS PLM Solutions Inc. or its sub sidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, reg istered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.