L-R: Yvan Pirenne (Degroof Petercam); Sylvie Huret (Banque Degroof Petercam Luxembourg); Pascal Nyckees (Degroof Petercam); Bart Van den Meersche (Proximus Group); Bruno Houdmont (Banque Degroof Petercam Luxembourg); Christian Haux (Proximus Luxembourg); Credit: Proximus Luxembourg

Degroof Petercam has partnered with Telindus Luxembourg, the brand devoted to the professional market of Proximus Luxembourg, to modernise 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 modernise its infrastructure to ensure a flexible and sustainable ICT environment. This initiative is part of the group’s digital transformation programme 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 several 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 data centres will be centralised in Luxembourg for the entities in Belgium and the Grand Duchy 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.

Pascal Nyckees, Group COO at Degroof Petercam, commetned: "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”.

Gérard Hoffmann, CEO of Proximus Luxembourg, added: "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 Thursday 14 November 2019 during a signing ceremony in the Banque Degroof Petercam Luxembourg headquarters, attended by the management of the two companies.