Airbus subsidiary CIMPA uses Interoute’s network to connect all its European sites

  • Posted by Fran Cator
  • May 20, 2015 12:54 PM BST

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.”