Bentley Systems migrates CONNECT Edition to Azure

Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson on 19 July 2016
Bentley Systems migrates CONNECT Edition to Azure

Bentley Systems has migrated the AssetWise portion of its CONNECT Edition software solution to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to make it easier for its clients to design, construct and operate infrastructure assets.

AssetWise – which comprises the main information and process services of CONNECT Edition – was migrated to Azure earlier this year as part of a performance improvement and cost reduction initiative.

This has already benefited Crossrail, which is managing a project to construct a new railway line in the UK that will run for more than 100km between Reading and Heathrow, through new tunnels under London, to Shenfield and Abbey. Currently Europe’s largest construction project in Europe, Crossrail has been designed in a virtual environment for 3D, 4D and 5D building information management powered by Bentley’s modelling software.

Bentley recently upgraded Crossrail’s Common Data Environment for asset information through Bentley’s AssetWise managed services to a hybrid cloud-computing platform powered by Azure.

Using Bentley’s ProjectWise and AssetWise collaboration and information management platforms, the system stores, shares and manages information for around one million assets at more than 40 sites, connecting over 10,000 project participants.

“Now that the service is managed and maintained by Bentley using Azure, it is possible for the future operators of Crossrail to have easy access to the plethora of information used during design and construction to improve performance, reliability, and safety during operations,” said Bhupinder Singh, chief product officer for Bentley Systems, in a blog post.

Crossrail photo courtesy of Consolidated Contractors Company (on behalf of TCA-JV)

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