Capgemini and Microsoft collab with cloud-native digital twin solution

Capgemini and Microsoft are collaborating to deliver a first-of-its-kind, cloud-native, serverless Azure-based digital twin platform, called Reflect IoD.

This scalable platform will leverage architecture and technological components from the Azure suite to help transform organizations’ operations and maintenance efficiency, enabling intelligent industry and driving sustainable business value.

Organizations will also be able to meet the ever-increasing needs of standardized brownfields management throughout their life cycle and across ecosystems.

Reflect IoD aims to address the difficulties businesses have in accessing correct data in IT silos and achieving a complete view of assets by federating data from multiple systems and formats such as 1D to 3D, Point Cloud, geographical information, OT and IoT data, and more into the asset digital twin. The platform is built on an evolutive data model which can be customized to each organization/industry while offering value-added services to improve operations and maintenance.

Jean-Pierre Petit, digital manufacturing and supply chain group offer leader at Capgemini, said: “Incremental use cases and a data-driven approach are key to successfully deploying digital twins in the field. Scalable and configurable by design, the deployment of this new platform will make it possible to drive sustainable business value for organizations by delivering shorter turnaround times, breaking down silos within an organization and improving operational efficiency. Together with Microsoft’s cloud expertise, we’re confident in enabling organizations to rethink their operations and shape the manufacturing and business ecosystem of tomorrow.”

Çağlayan Arkan, vice president, global strategy and sales lead, manufacturing and supply chain at Microsoft, said: “Our collaboration with Capgemini offers a seamless opportunity for operators to capture and derive more value from data created across the full asset lifecycle. By leveraging cloud services and the power of digital twins, manufacturers can move from systems of record to systems of reality, driving unique and accelerated competitive advantage at scale.”