Rather than locking into a long-term lease, you can purchase a pool of Ansys Elastic Currency (AECs) based on your short-term cloud-computing needs.
You can also connect your existing licenses to Ansys Cloud to leverage your current investment in Ansys software, while using our Ansys Managed Hardware Solution using Ansys Hardware Currency (AHCs) to pay for on-demand hardware when needed. Using your existing licenses, prepare your model using your on-premises hardware. When you submit your simulation job for analysis in the cloud, use your pool of AHCs for your on-demand hardware. Alternatively, using Ansys Cloud’s VDI, you can access workstation-class hardware in the cloud to prepare your model and/or post-process your results interactively. This gives you the best of both worlds depending on your needs.
AECs and AHCs are consumed at a specified hourly rate that varies with the choice of hardware configuration and solver type. The consumption rates for Ansys software and hardware can be found in the Ansys Elastic Licensing Terms and Conditions.
Your pool of AECs and AHCs (shared with others in your organization) is charged based on your cloud runtime (in fractions of an hour). Consumption of AECs and AHCs may be tracked using the Ansys Elastic Licensing portal, which is accessed via a desktop or mobile web browser. With this combination of traditional licensing (leased and paid-up for steady workflows) and pay-per-use licensing (for in-cloud, flexible capacity), you can optimize your company’s investment in simulation.