Airbus subsidiary CIMPA uses Interoute’s network to connect all its European sites
Interoute MPLS VPN enhances communication between CIMPA’s French, German, English and Spanish teams
Paris & London, 20 May 2015. Interoute, owner and operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, today announced that CIMPA, an Airbus subsidiary and leading consultancy in Product Lifecycle Management services (PLM), is deploying an Interoute MPLS VPN with integrated Internet access and Voice over IP (VoIP). The solution for CIMPA will improve communication among its 940 employees in Europe, connecting CIMPA’s French sites in Toulouse, Paris, Marseilles and Bordeaux with its sites in Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.
As a consulting company for businesses in the aerospace, defense, automotive, transportation and energy industries, CIMPA works mainly for Airbus and its subsidiaries and used the same communication solution as the Airbus Group. However, in order to communicate with entities outside the Airbus group, as well as with its international market teams, CIMPA needed to create its own Virtual Private Network (VPN) and selected Interoute as the solution provider for this project.
Nicolas Bergé, CIO of CIMPA, explains, “We wanted to work with a company with an international network that had good references in the Airbus Group, which was the case with Interoute. The Interoute proposal was so well designed that we immediately felt their team understood the vision we had for the project. The competitive price was also taken into account. Today, we are delighted with having chosen Interoute because we are dealing with a dynamic team and we have experienced no downtime.”
Desktop data, web applications and Voice calls using Interoute’s VoIP and SIP Trunking capability all travel over the MPLS VPN installed by Interoute. Toulouse, the central site where CIMPA has its administrative services established, has a bandwidth of 40 Mb/s. Other larger sites such as Paris and Hamburg enjoy speeds of 30 Mb/s with smaller sites having around 10-12 Mb/s.
Jan Louwes, EVP for Sales & Marketing at Interoute, is delighted with this new project: “We are always excited to work with Airbus. We are pleased that CIMPA chose Interoute’s advanced network as the foundation to develop its information systems on. Our pan-European network perfectly matches CIMPA’s need for international collaboration and we hope this successful deployment will lead to new joint projects. Currently, CIMPA is evaluating the Interoute Virtual Data Center cloud computing solution, as the agility and power of the Interoute networked cloud makes it ideal for on demand hosting of CIMPA’s test platform.”
CIMPA proposes PLM (Product Life Cycle Management) services in the aerospace and defense industries as well as automotive, energy and transportation. CIMPA deploys expertise in the areas of consulting, solution integration, business process as well as support and training. These services, based on PLM technologies and associated processes control, target industrial companies and their ecosystem: providers, partners, customers. Major PLM actor for Airbus and parent company Airbus Group, CIMPA revenues reached more than 100 million euros in 2014. Founded in 1995, fully-owned subsidiary of Airbus, CIMPA has 940 employees in Europe.
Interoute Communications Limited is the owner/operator of Europe’s largest platform, which encompasses over 67,000 km of lit fibre, 12 data centres, and 31 collocation centres, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full service platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their , , and services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data and . With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe’s major business centres.