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Samsung Heavy Industries chooses AWS to help take shipbuilding into the cloud

August 09, 2018 / James Bourne

Another example of cloud computing infiltrating key enterprises; shipbuilding firm Samsung Heavy Industries is moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider. The company says it wants to be seen as a ‘cloud-first maritime business’, with Samsung using a variety of AWS’ services. These include EC2 and S3, naturally, alongside Amazon’s relational database, RDS, AWS Key Management, and governance and compliance tool CloudTrail. By putting sensors in a variety of devices and crunching the data the systems generate, all backed up by cloud technologies, organisations in the shipping and maritime sector can make significant changes in efficiency and productivity. Take the Port of Rotterdam as an example. In February the port, Europe’s largest by cargo tonnage, said it was signing up with IBM to provider greater insights on water and weather conditions, as well as manage traffic and reduce waiting times at the port.