Capgemini today announced that it is teaming with Microsoft to offer a cloud-native, serverless Azure-based digital twin platform, ReflectIoD to assist businesses in transforming their operations and maintenance efficiency, enabling intelligent industry and driving sustainable business value.
The platform will leverage best-in-class architecture and technological features from the Azure suite. It will also allow companies to fulfill the ever-growing demands of standardized brownfields management throughout their life cycle and across ecosystems.
In an organization’s life cycle, huge amounts of data are produced by various assets in a variety of forms and by different actors. These are also often hosted in separate IT silos. It is, therefore, tricky for industrial players to quickly access the right data and have a 360° view of their assets to optimize operations, maintenance, and asset availability. ReflectIoD addresses this problem by federating data from multiple systems and formats, such as 1D to 3D, Point cloud, Geographical information, OT and IoT data, and more, into a unique referential – the asset digital twin.
It is built on an evolutive data model that can be customized for different sectors or companies, leveraging Azure Digital Twins and Azure IoT, while offering value-added services to improve operations and maintenance.
Jean-Pierre Petit, Digital Manufacturing and Supply Chain Group Offer Leader of Capgemini, said, “Incremental use-cases and a data-driven approach are key to successfully deploying digital twins in the field. Scalable and configurable by design, the deployment of this new platform will make it possible to drive sustainable business value for organizations by delivering shorter turnaround times, breaking down silos within an organization and improving operational efficiency. Together with Microsoft’s cloud expertise, we’re confident in enabling organizations to rethink their operations and shape the manufacturing and business ecosystem of tomorrow.”
“Our collaboration with Capgemini offers a seamless opportunity for operators to capture and derive more value from data created across the full asset life-cycle. By leveraging cloud services and the power of digital twins, manufacturers can move from systems of record to systems of reality, driving unique and accelerated competitive advantage at scale,” said Çağlayan Arkan, Vice President, Global Strategy and Sales Lead, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Microsoft