Jun 24 2008

Dassault Systèmes’ V6 Platform Now Supported by HP Blade Workstation Solution

Next-Generation PLM Platform Combines with Flexibility and Remote Access Capabilities of HP Blade Workstations

PARIS, June 24, 2008 - Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that V6, its next-generation PLM 2.0 platform and solution set is now supported by the HP Blade Workstation Solution. 

Dassault Systèmes’ V6 is a single, open and scalable platform that enables users to easily collaborate and innovate globally throughout the product design and development process, and bring better-designed products to market faster. V6 delivers ready-to-use business processes to help harness collective intelligence from all product development stakeholders, giving organizations the tools they need to simulate how products will be developed and experienced by customers before they are brought to market. 

HP Blade Workstation Solution is a centralized workstation architecture that has been tested and certified to support secure, real-time, interactive access from virtually anywhere that 3D PLM solutions require. The flexible remote-access capabilities of HP Blade Workstation Solution are optimal for Dassault Systèmes’ V6, targeting users that create, consume and remix Intellectual Property (IP) from anywhere in the world.

“HP and Dassault Systèmes have a history of working together to provide clients the technology they need to successfully develop and bring leading products to market,” said Barbara Tabb, director, Global Alliance Program Operations, Dassault Systèmes.  “With the enhanced security and real-time interactive access enabled by HP Blade Workstation Solution and the ability of V6 to create an immersive, lifelike 3D environment for product development, organizations can collaborate at any phase in the development lifecycle, no matter where they are located.”

These offerings have been tested, optimized and certified in the HP-DS PLM Competency Center to assure robust, high-performance IT infrastructure solutions that support the Dassault Systèmes V6 platform.

“HP’s client virtualization and remote access expertise, combined with our deep industry partnerships, deliver a new and more flexible working environment for the PLM 2.0 market,” said Jeff Groudan, vice president, Desktop Solutions Marketing, Personal Systems Group, HP. “By centralizing computing power in the data center and allowing remote access via HP Remote Graphics Software, engineers can improve online collaboration with their peers and clients to create optimal levels of productivity and security while reducing overall IT costs.”