Michelin taps BT for cloud services

BT has delivered the first milestones of its contract with tyre manufacturer Michelin, designed to transform its global network infrastructure and provide all the advantages of the latest network, unified communications and security technologies.

The contract was signed late 2016 and is now in deployment phase. Under the terms of this five-year contract, BT is to provide Michelin with managed network services for 216 sites in 43 countries across all continents.

Managed from France, the services covered by the contract are set to play an important role in delivering Michelin’s strategic IT transformation program.

Agnès Mauffrey, Group CIO of Michelin, said they are driven to look for new ideas to improve the performance of our products and the efficiency of our business.

“We see a great match between these requirements and BT’s global reach, local in-country capabilities and strong global portfolio,” said Mauffrey.

“Our aim is to create a platform for digital innovation which will give our people around the world high performance access to cloud-based services, allowing them to collaborate more effectively, she said. “This is being done in a secure and reliable environment over which we have complete control.”

Luis Alvarez, CEO of BT’s global services division, said BT will support Michelin globally through a dedicated network operations centre and provide centralised network management.

The contract includes services from several areas of the BT portfolio: BT Connect (network services), BT Security (security services), BT One (unified communications and collaboration services) and BT Advise (professional services).

“We understand how important digital is to our customers and how cloud services integration can contribute to their success,” said Alvarez. “In the midst of this digital revolution, we also make sure that organizations retain control of their IT, so that the performance, reliability and security of their cloud applications meet all their business requirements.”

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