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Samsung agrees Cloud deal with Amazon

Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has announced a deal to make Amazon Web Services (AWS) its preferred Cloud services provider as it continues development of its smart ship and autonomous vessel programmes.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Samsung Heavy Industries says it will look to expand its capabilities in these areas by leveraging AWS’s various technologies, including machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality, analytics, databases, computing and storage.

The shipbuilder will use the AWS infrastructure to underpin its integrated systems collecting vessel-related data on shore, and to power Big Data analytics systems to improve ship navigation.

AWS machine learning services will also be used to provide real-time alerts to vessel operators about the condition of their ships, while Amazon Sumerian technology will be employed to create a virtual replica of vessel bridges for land-based training and simulations.

“We’re digitising our shipping fleet by using the most advanced technologies in the world to enhance our approaches to shipbuilding, operations, and delivery, and chose AWS as our preferred Cloud provider to help us quickly transform Samsung Heavy Industries into a Cloud-first maritime business,” said Dongyeon Lee, director of the ship & offshore performance research centre at Samsung Heavy Industries.

“By leveraging AWS, we’ve successfully released several smart shipping systems so that our customers can manage their ships and fleets more efficiently, and we continue to test new capabilities for ocean-bound vessel navigation and automation.”

“AWS delivers a highly flexible environment, with the broadest and deepest portfolio of Cloud services, that is ideal for accelerating research and development across the company, and it has enabled our developers and data scientists to bring new ideas to market at an unprecedented pace.”{/mprestriction}

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