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Cloud-based agility and scalability for the leading Product Life Cycle Management solution

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Cloud-based agility and scalability for the leading Product Life Cycle Management solution

  • Cloud based PLM applications accelerate the digital transformation for today’s manufacturers
  • Teamcenter on Google Cloud can enable organizations to scale quickly and flexibly, while providing unparalleled accessibility and manageability
  • An industry-focused alliance to unlock the power of Product Lifecycle data


Teamcenter, from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of software and services, is a modern, adaptable PLM system that connects people and processes across functional silos with a digital thread for innovation. Teamcenter helps customers plan, develop and deliver products, while providing secure, controlled access to a company’s most sensitive intellectual property throughout the lifecycle of the product, from conceptualization to end of life.

When implemented in an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) deployment model on Google Cloud, Teamcenter can help improve infrastructure performance, flexibly scale to meet project demands, and lower the total cost of ownership. Additionally, it enables customers to gain those benefits along with the speed, scale, security, and sustainability of Google Cloud. Bringing Siemens’ Teamcenter to the cloud enables customers to more easily break down silos to combine the realms of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT), enabling the fusion of data from the real world of automation with the digital world of information and engineering technology.


  • Faster Time to Value with Teamcenter on the cloud, the only thing between you and a PLM environment is configuration and user validation. Using virtual machine image templates, Siemens PLM Software and our partners can rapidly deploy Teamcenter allowing you to start using your Teamcenter environment without delay
  • Teamcenter on the cloud provides you with the deployment flexibility to scale your infrastructure up and down based on your business needs. You can use the IaaS service to dynamically turn on additional infrastructure resources without heavy upfront investments. Moving to an IaaS model gives you cost effective access to enterprise grade IT infrastructure and resources without the need for a capital expenditure
  • Greater IT Flexibility The increased flexibility you gain with Teamcenter on the cloud helps your IT organization shift its focus from time-consuming infrastructure management to more value-added application management. It also opens up many hybrid deployment options such as deploying new test environments quickly without the need to purchase or re-allocate hardware

Teamcenter on Google Cloud address high value use cases across many industries

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  • Mechanical & Electric design management
  • Material data and lifecycle management
  • Product configuration
  • Manufacturing data and process management
  • Change management and workflow
  • Product document management
  • 2D and 3D design & illustrations
  • Bill of material (BoM) management
  • Visualization, digital mock-up and VR
  • Digital twin solutions

Key Benefits

  • Gain real-time process and product insights to optimize product development
  • Harness customer data to better adapt to market changes like personalization
  • Predict and react faster to business disruptions
  • Scale global operations faster and more cost efficiently
  • Reduce burden on IT resources
  • Secure data by always having the latest security
  • Enables focus on value-add activities to continue the digital transformation

Technical details

  • Server OS: Linux​
  • DB: SQL Server​
  • Client OS: Windows​
  • Release certified Teamcenter 13.3 onwards ​
  • ​Solutions supported: NX Integration, Requirements, Classification, Schedule Manager​ etc.


The following diagram illustrates Teamcenter General Architecture.


The following table describes the technical descriptions.

Teamcenter TiersFunction
Client TierThis layer contains client applications process user interface input and output and hosts secure file cache. It also has other applications like TC Vis or NX.
Web TierThis layer handles client installation, process login request, transfers client request to business logic, serves static content to client and handles communication between the client and Enterprise Tier
Enterprise TierHosts business logic, applies security rules, retrieves data form and stores data in the database and serves dynamic content to clients.
Resource TierThis layer stores persistent metadata and files managed by Teamcenter.

Getting started with Siemens Teamcenter on Google Cloud

  • Reach out to your GCP or Siemens representative
    • Get your questions answered by our PLM specialist and plan for the next steps that work for your organization
  • Set-up a migration plan with our partners
    • Develop a transition plan with assistance from subject matter experts and professional partners
  • Reap the benefits of running Teamcenter on GCP
    • Launch Teamcenter on GCP and accelerate your digital transformation

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Disclaimer: I am the author at PLM ECOSYSTEM, focusing on developing digital-thread platforms with capabilities across CAD, CAM, CAE, PLM, ERP, and IT systems to manage the product data lifecycle and connect various industry networks. My opinions may be biased. Articles and thoughts on PLMES represent solely the author's views and not necessarily those of the company. Reviews and mentions do not imply endorsement or recommendations for purchase.

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