HPE Helion, choice of openness
The innovation of the proposed technical proposal also played a part. The first CloudAgile certified partner of HPE in Luxembourg and in French-speaking Belgium, System Solutions has built its solution on an OpenStack cloud based on an HPE Helion infrastructure. This is a subtle choice. Indeed, for its customers, OpenStack appears as the "Linux" of the cloud, based on its community of more than 30,000 members. It is supported by a foundation that unites many digital players, from IBM to VMware including Intel, Dell and Cisco. Resolutely hybrid, HPE Helion is also open to major cloud service providers like AWS.
"With this choice, we are avoiding any 'vendor lock-in'. Today we are operating in a much more open environment than before! In this way, the cloud is reassuring. This is a contribution to confidence. Created by System Solutions. We will not be committed to a relationship without having met its managers, without knowing who we are speaking to, without being able to visit them. The more the relationship is built on confidence, the more physical proximity is important!"
The shift into the cloud has not yet been finalised. It is gradual, especially for the ERPs. This was a collective choice, argued for evident security reasons. According to Thierry Mangin, this is where System Solutions has clearly played its part as an integrator. Next major step: full shifting over of INFOR M3. This will be during the first quarter of 2017.