Proximus Luxembourg modernizes Degroof Petercam’s ICT infrastructure

Luxembourg, November 19th, 2019 – Degroof Petercam partners with Telindus Luxembourg, the brand devoted to the professional market of Proximus Luxembourg, to modernize its ICT infrastructure and to rely on associated managed services in Luxembourg and in Belgium.

To support its long term strategic ambitions, Degroof Petercam has decided to modernize its infrastructure to ensure a flexible and sustainable ICT environment.

This initiative is part of the group’s digital transformation program that spans over several years and covers four major aspects: Infrastructure, Applications, Processes and new ways of working.

Degroof Petercam is leveraging on the most recent innovations implemented by Telindus on its hosting infrastructure called U- Flex, the flagship private cloud product of Telindus to host large scale customer infrastructures. It offers flexible combinations of housing, dedicated and shared infrastructure hosting solutions as well as numerous managed services, operated and monitored on a 24/7 basis, such as managed security services but also common enterprise solutions like email, collaboration or telephony services.

Degroof Petercam’s datacenters will be centralized in Luxembourg, for the entities in Belgium and Luxembourg in a first phase. Proximus Luxembourg will operate the target infrastructure, while deploying proven advanced technologies. Building on its expertise, Proximus Luxembourg will support the group for future developments in cloud technologies, in line with Degroof Petercam ambitions.

“Proximus Luxembourg has managed to differentiate itself by its integrated outsourcing offer that meets our operational needs, our high level security standards and our strong ambitions in terms of innovation. What’s more, the transition from our old power-hungry servers to ultra-modern ecological external servers will allow us to limit our impact on the environment.” says Pascal Nyckees, Group COO at Degroof Petercam.

Bart Van den Meersche, Chief Enterprise Market Officer at Proximus Group, is very pleased: “We are extremely proud to have been chosen by Degroof Petercam after a thorough selection process. We are fully committed to their future plans in terms of innovation and growth. ”

Gérard Hoffmann, CEO at Proximus Luxembourg, concludes: “With Degroof Petercam, we share the same values. Together, we are innovating, which is vital for a country like Luxembourg whose economy is largely based on services. ”

The project was formally launched on the 14th of November during a signing ceremony in the Banque Degroof Petercam Luxembourg headquarters, attended by the management of the two companies.

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Group CIO at Degroof Petercam Yvan Pirenne, CFO at Banque Degroof Petercam Luxembourg Sylvie Huret, Group COO at Degroof Petercam Pascal Nyckees, Chief Enterprise Market Officer at Proximus Group Bart Van den Meersche, CEO at Banque Degroof Petercam Luxembourg Bruno Houdmont, Chief Enterprise Market Officer at Proximus Luxembourg Christian Haux.