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Volkswagen Chooses Amazon Web Services for Factory IoT

April 04, 2019 / Megan Crouse

Volkswagen has chosen Amazon Web Services as its cloud-based production platform in an effort to build a new industrial cloud service within the Volkswagen Group. With production platforms in competition, Volkswagen’s choice gives Amazon another major customer. The project, called the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud, will be an industrial digital production hub for logistics and manufacturing. All 112 manufacturing plants in the Volkswagen Group will be looped into the system, sharing real-time data on efficiency of assembly equipment, tracking parts, and tracking vehicles. Amazon’s AWS Outposts works on the infrastructure and services site on-premises, with communication between the factory floor and the cloud. Amazon’s suite of IoT services (AWS IoT Greengrass, AWS IoT Core, AWS IoT Analytics, and AWS IoT SiteWise) will be based on the plant floor and provide analytics. Analysis of that information will take place on a company-wide Data Lake on Amazon Simple Storage Ser...