Launches Cloud Passport Partner Program
The multinational electronic design automation (EDA) software and engineering services company is offering customers access to cloud support services through the new program, which was announced today.
The Lowdown: Through the Cadence Cloud Passport Partner Program, customer IT teams that need assistance with their cloud-based electronics design environments can reach out to qualified cloud enablement providers for help. Cadence’s customers – makers of integrated circuits and electronics – include AMD, Casio, Ericsson, Nvidia, OKI, Siemens, and Unisys.
The Details: According to Cadence officials, the Cloud Passport Partner Program will offer customers several key benefits, including these:
• Faster cloud deployments—With the assistance of partners, customized cloud environments could be provisioned in weeks instead of months.
• Support for complex design environments—Customers can use the cloud for any design environment, no matter how complex.
• Access to specialized solutions for collaboration—Partners can provide tailored offerings for specialized requirements such as International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), multi-cloud access, and academic and research use cases.
In addition, Cadence announced that its Cadence Academic Network will be collaborating with CMC Microsystems (develops, maintains, and manages Canada’s National Design Network) and Europractice (aims to stimulate wider adoption of state-of-the-art microelectronics and electronic system design methodologies and technologies in Europe) to further the adoption of cloud computing in academia.
Through the Cloud Passport Partner Program, learning institutions will have another way to deploy Cadence tools, expanding the usage of those tools among the next generation of engineers and researchers, officials said.
Background: The newly minted Cloud Passport Partner Program supports customers that use the Cadence Cloud Passport model, which provides easy access to cloud-ready Cadence tools and a cloud-based license server. The Cloud Passport model is one piece of the Cadence Cloud portfolio, which also includes the CloudBurst Platform for hybrid cloud environments, the Cadence-managed Cloud-Hosted Design Solution, and the Palladium Cloud solution for emulation
With investments in on-premises CAD and IT infrastructures, Cadence customers also work in the cloud and need to deploy and customize their own cloud-based design environments, which requires specialized knowledge and capabilities that not every company possesses. Cadence officials said they started the partner program, which gives customers access to qualified cloud enablement companies, to help fill those gaps.
The Buzz: “Our approach is to remove barriers to cloud adoption, enabling companies and organizations of all sizes and types to perform electronic design tasks faster and easier than ever before,” said Craig Johnson, vice president of Cloud Business Development at Cadence. “Cadence continues to lead the electronic design industry’s move to the cloud with the launch of the new Cloud Passport Partner Program, which offers customers new deployment options and added support through our strong partner ecosystem. Customers can design with confidence knowing that our partners have been qualified to set up, manage and support Cadence tools in cloud environments.”
“Through our work with Cadence, we’ve delivered a cloud-based microelectronics ecosystem to facilitate collaboration across groups associated with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory,” said Robert Graybill, president and CEO of Nimbis Services Inc., a partner in Cadence’s new program. “Joining the Cadence Cloud Passport Partner Program makes it much easier for us to extend the benefits of our government-approved deployments more broadly via the cloud.”
“Rescale is committed to extending the benefits of the cloud to engineering applications so customers can optimize electronic design workloads and deliver innovation to market faster,” said Joris Poort, founder and CEO of Rescale, a Cadence partner based in San Francisco. By becoming an inaugural member of the Cadence Cloud Passport Partner Program, Rescale and Cadence will provision and accelerate new cloud environments for the electronics industry.”