DEM Solutions: Engineering ISV Uses Cloud Computing to Increase Productivity in Mining Operations
DEM Solutions designs software that helps mining companies optimize ore-handling equipment. To help customers more quickly calibrate models with physical ore-flow tests, it created an offering that uses Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 SP1 and "burst to Windows Azure" functionality for scalable compute power. DEM Solutions expects customers to get more accurate simulation results, leading to greater adoption of its software in the mining industry. Rather than its usual software licenses, DEM Solutions will offer its calibration solution as a service. This new business model allows mining companies to improve mine productivity and reduce operating costs.