Consolidating Infrastructure for Business Growth with IBM PureSystems: Sogeti Implements IBM PureFlex System for Its Client Delivery Centers in France


Panel of IBM CTOs at IBM Pulse General Session


The third day of IBM Pulse 2013 focused on the future of IT centers, business innovation, and advanced capabilities in mobile, smarter infrastructures, and security. See Pulse video for some highlights. Covering the PureSystems news at the conference, I had a chance to interview how Sogeti leveraged IBM PureFlex to consolidate infrastructure and accelerate business growth…but more on that in a bit.

The General Session featured IBM execs Jamie Thomas and Bruce Ross as they shared their visions on how to effectively transform IT centers into strategic centers of business innovation, open standards and the future of hybrid cloud. Jamie also led a panel of key IBM CTOs from Tivoli, Security,  and Rational,  and PureApplication Distinguished Engineer Jason McGee,  who provided their unique perspectives on advanced capabilities in mobile and smarter infrastructures, and the critical nature of security through 2013 and beyond. See the General Session Day 3 on video.

On the third day of Pulse, I had a chance to interview Christophe Delsaux, Sogeti Vice President of Global Cloud Services, on how they transformed their IT business to consolidate their infrastructure and drive business growth using IBM PureFlex. He referenced many of the details in the press release and video below during the interview.  He explained how his company was was seeking to streamline five of their IT centers around the world into a single IT center, and they chose PureFlex to speed this consolidation from an effort that would take months to weeks to create an infrastructure providing 800 virtual machines and 50 TB of a secure solution.

Christophe explained that Sogeti then applied this learning and the PureFlex technology to offer Cloud services to their own customers to virtualize their IT centers and reduce costs. Now, they can also take an application that would take months or weeks to develop, test, and manage and offer it to their clients within hours.

When I asked Christophe which software solutions he uses to enable this solution, he explained that Sogeti leverages a suite of offerings across the IBM Software portfolio, including Tivoli SmartCloud, ITNM,  and Endpoint Management solutions to name a few.  He also mentioned that in addition to PureFlex, his company leverages PureApplication and PureData for application platform and business intelligence services. He promised to give me another interview on how Sogeti is leveraging the other two members of the PureSystems family at a later time.

I was particularly interested in their success story because their session was packed to overflowing at the conference, and I knew this was a hot topic for IT and business leaders. The session was titled: Consolidating Infrastructure for Business Growth: Sogeti Implements IBM PureFlex System for Its Client Delivery Centers in France–Philippe Sanz, Sogeti France, IT & Telco Procurement Manager; Nicolas Saint Remy, Sogeti France, CIO; Philippe Durante, Sogeti France , VP, IBM Alliance Director


We captured an interview with Christophe Delsaux and Florence Calvez, IBM Tivoli Market Manager on the Pulse Livestream stage: (In English | In French). See player below.

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Tiffany Winman is the Social Strategist for IBM PureSystems. She works with a social media team to develop engaging discussions around Expert Integrated Systems and meaningful social networks, interactions, and overall user experience among PureSystems communities.
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