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Ansys To Expand Cloud Portfolio With Acquisition of OnScale

Ansys has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire cloud simulation provider OnScale. Once integrated into Ansys’ existing cloud portfolio, this technology acquisition will help provide a cloud-native, web-based user interface (UI) for device-independent access to Ansys’ broad array of simulation technologies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is not expected to have a material impact on Ansys’ consolidated financial statements in 2022.

Currently, Ansys’ industry-leading cloud portfolio, comprising a marketplace offering (Ansys Gateway powered by AWS) and a managed cloud offering (Ansys Cloud, which runs on Azure), gives customers scalable location-independent access to Ansys simulation. Additionally, PyAnsys (Ansys’ open-source Python API software package for a broad development ecosystem) provides an extensible platform-centric approach to the development and deployment of new verticalized, or use-case-specific, applications that leverage simulation. These capabilities and emerging new applications will now be strengthened by the addition of a cloud-native framework from OnScale that will support a user-friendly, web-based UI.

With a cloud portfolio that supports device-independentlocation-independent, and platform-centric access to Ansys’ industry-leading technology, customers will enjoy maximum flexibility in leveraging simulation via full-featured UIs, a web-based UI, as well as through a new class of simulation-based tools accessible by all engineers, scientists, professionals, and students.

“Customer needs are varied, and any successful cloud strategy must give customers the flexibility to adapt the use of cloud to their unique simulation challenges. To that end, our cloud strategy addresses the needs of not only existing customers, but any engineer, scientist or professional who can benefit from simulation technology,” said Shane Emswiler, senior vice president of products at Ansys. “From enterprise customers who have invested heavily in simulation, to startups seeking flexible, scalable purchasing – Ansys provides organizations of all sizes with flexibility to leverage the cloud in ways that create maximum value for their teams.”

“OnScale’s cloud-native technology combines the limitless compute power of cloud supercomputers with an intuitive web-based front end, making simulation accessible to anyone. Knowing that OnScale’s technology will now run simulations using Ansys’ industry-leading technology is incredibly exciting for me and my team. We are thrilled to be joining the Ansys family,” said Ian Campbell, CEO of OnScale.

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