IBM and Boursorama, a subsidiary of Societe Generale, announced their five-year services contract to move its web-based IT to SoftLayer Cloud infrastructure.
Boursorama, a provider of online banking, online brokerage and financial information, approached IBM to increase its operational efficiency by developing an outsourcing strategy to support its rapid growth and always-on operations.
IBM SoftLayer will support Boursorama to improve management of IT resources by activating servers based on specific client needs and usage.
Marie Cheval, CEO at Boursorama, said: “The agreement with IBM will help us implement a proven technology infrastructure that will let us continue to grow while also giving us the opportunity to improve our website’s resilience, our website being our main means of communication with our clients.”
IBM solutions will enable Boursorama to mitigate risks and reduce costs by also utilizing a global 24×7 managed backup solution for their back office that leverages one of IBM’s 150 business resiliency centers. These centers speed up recovery times by providing faster access to crucial applications and data.
“The introduction of new and innovative offerings, like SoftLayer Cloud and business continuity, coupled with our integrated approach and industry-specific expertise allows our clients to differentiate themselves in the market and do so in an accelerated way,” said Remi Lassiaille, general manager, Global Technology Services for IBM France.