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Samsung Heavy Industries Selects AWS as its Preferred Cloud Provider


One of the largest shipbuilders in the world develops its
next-generation autonomous smart ship systems on AWS

Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Samsung Heavy Industries selected AWS as its
preferred cloud provider to support its digital transformation. Samsung
Heavy Industries is turning to AWS's expansive infrastructure, unmatched
performance, scalability, and industry-leading services to gain
competitive advantage in the smart shipping industry. Samsung Heavy
Industries leaves the heavy lifting of its infrastructure to AWS, the
world's leading cloud, so that its team can rapidly innovate on its
autonomous shipping platform, a system that enables self-piloting of
large container ships, LNG carriers, and floating production systems.
Samsung Heavy Industries will continue to expand its smart shipping
capabilities using the breadth and depth of AWS's services, including
machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality, analytics,
databases, compute, and storage.

Samsung Heavy Industries' next-generation smart shipping systems on AWS
leverage a wide variety of services, including Amazon Elastic Compute
Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS),
Amazon Simple Storage Solution (Amazon S3), AWS Key Management Service
(KMS), and AWS CloudTrail to create integrated systems for all
vessel-related data collected from land to sea. AWS enabled Samsung
Heavy Industries to build a big data analytics ship navigation system
using Amazon Redshift which improves after-market customer service for
ship owners. Samsung Heavy Industries also leverages AWS machine
learning services, including Amazon Polly and Amazon Lex, to provide
real-time alerts to its customers about the condition of their ships,
and will use Amazon Sumerian to create a virtual replica of the ship
cockpit for land-based training and simulations. In addition, by using
AWS, Samsung Heavy Industries was able to build an information security
management system to respond to cyber threats and is able to provide a
highly scalable, secure environment for smart ship technology
development, becoming the first Korean smart ship maker to meet
compliance requirements of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

"We're digitizing our shipping fleet by using the most advanced
technologies in the world to enhance our approaches to shipbuilding,
operations, and delivery, and chose AWS as our preferred cloud provider
to help us quickly transform Samsung Heavy Industries' into a
cloud-first maritime business," said Dongyeon Lee, Director of Ship &
Offshore Performance Research Center at Samsung Heavy Industries. "By
leveraging AWS, we've successfully released several smart shipping
systems so that our customers can manage their ships and fleets more
efficiently, and we continue to test new capabilities for ocean-bound
vessel navigation and automation. AWS delivers a highly flexible
environment, with the broadest and deepest portfolio of cloud services,
that is ideal for accelerating research and development across the
company, and it has enabled our developers and data scientists to bring
new ideas to market at an unprecedented pace."

"Leading companies in the industrial space are choosing AWS for the best
performance, highest availability, greatest scalability, and an
unmatched set of services that enable them to evolve their unique
businesses in the cloud," said Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide
Commercial Sales at AWS. "We're excited to be fueling Samsung Heavy
Industries' digital transformation, providing them with the services and
expertise to rapidly innovate on behalf of their maritime customers and
establish a cloud-first strategy on AWS. Their autonomous and smart
shipping systems built on AWS will not only enhance their competitive
edge, but also bring significant advances to the worldwide shipping
industry. We look forward to continuing to support Samsung Heavy
Industries on their journey with AWS."

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