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September 12, 2023

Cloud Onboarding Made Easy

Ansys and AWS are perpetually trying to improve the cloud migration for their customers. Cloud computing today is much more advanced than a couple of years ago. One of the main challenges to cloud adoption faced by IT managers is the time to get onboarded on the cloud. To make migration as streamlined as possible, Ansys recently released a new feature on Ansys Gateway powered by AWS called Express Setup. Let’s take a deep dive in!

To properly setup Ansys Gateway powered by AWS, your company's Active Directory (AD) is synchronized with Ansys Gateway powered by AWS during the setup process. The IT administrator adds selected user accounts to Ansys Gateway powered by AWS security groups created on your company's AD server. Some customers are already skilled with AD settings and know how to set up and get the best out of it. For other customers, AD could be seen as a barrier to quickly moving to the cloud. In addition to the already existing AD process, Express Setup removes that barrier for customers who don’t want to set up AD or worry about it.

Migrate to the Cloud Faster With Express Setup

Express Setup is a new feature designed to simplify and expedite the setup process for Ansys Gateway powered by AWS. By minimizing IT-related steps and reducing complexities, we provide users with a seamless and hassle-free experience when getting started. With Express Setup, IT administrators with full AWS administration permissions can configure and deploy their cloud-based solution, allowing them to focus on their core tasks and objectives right from the beginning.

Express setup

Express setup enables you to onboard Ansys Gateway powered by AWS without the need for Active Directory and with minimal IT expertise.

Some of the many benefits to Express Setup include:

  • Enhanced efficiency: Express Setup significantly reduces the time and effort required to set up Ansys Gateway powered by AWS. By automating and streamlining various IT steps, customers can rapidly proceed from the initial setup to using the product, saving valuable time and resources.
  • Simplified configuration: This feature offers an intuitive and user-friendly interface that guides users through the essential configuration steps. By presenting clear instructions and minimizing technical requirements, Express Setup empowers users with varying technical expertise to complete the setup process quickly and easily.
  • Seamless integration: Express Setup seamlessly integrates with existing AWS cloud infrastructure and services, ensuring a smooth transition into the new product environment. By automatically detecting and integrating with relevant components, IT administrators can avoid manual configuration steps and reduce the risk of errors or compatibility issues.
  • Intelligent automation: Express Setup leverages intelligent automation capabilities to handle routine tasks and repetitive processes. It automatically configures default settings, provisions necessary resources, and establishes essential connections, freeing up IT personnel to focus on more complex and strategic activities.

With Express Setup, AWS IT administrators can complete onboarding Ansys Gateway powered by AWS in only few minutes.

Ansys ID Provides Convenient Authentication

When onboarding is done, why don’t you log in with Ansys ID?

Ansys ID is a single sign-on solution that enables Ansys customers to sign up once and use multiple Ansys services like Ansys Help, Ansys Learning Hub, and many more services. Ansys Gateway powered by AWS has been added to the list of supported products so that customers can now authenticate users using Ansys ID and have seamless access to other Ansys services.

Interested in trying Ansys Gateway powered by AWS? Contact us to get started! 

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