Polynt, a leading provider of chemical composites used in the production of plastics, paints, inks and adhesives, has signed a five-year contract with Orange Business Services for a global wide area network (WAN). The network meets Polynt’s requirement for a seamless, global end-to-end communications solution following its merger two years ago with US chemical company, Reichhold. It will also support the growth of Polynt’s international operations and serve as a platform for future unified communications technologies.
The new infrastructure will help Polynt, based in Bergamo, Italy, drive innovation inside the organisation and take full advantage of further digitalisation. It will connect 44 sites in 15 countries across four continents, including North and Latin America, Europe and Asia. Other benefits include increased network performance with redundancy and high resiliency. By consolidating network design and maintenance with one single provider, Polynt will reduce complexity and strengthen application performance and agility.
Enterprise Application Management
Orange Business Services will also provide Enterprise Application Management with Riverbed, a fully-managed service that delivers application acceleration and WAN optimisation. This will significantly improve the end-user experience of using enterprise applications by accelerating response times. It will also give Polynt more visibility on the network and applications and allow it to use data centres more effectively.
“We are pleased to have been chosen by Polynt as its preferred partner for its Digital Transformation, building on our excellent long-term relationship and continuously providing an outstanding customer experience. By combining highly resilient and redundant global services and coverage with our capability to deliver consistent solutions globally with a local touch, we are excited to support Polynt’s global growth in the years to come,” said Fabrice de Windt, Senior Vice President, Europe, Orange Business Services.
“Developing a global WAN with Orange Business Services will allow us to gain central control over our global IT infrastructure and to simplify contract management, making it easier to accelerate integration of new acquisitions to support our global expansion. Being able to operate a consistent technology in every site is the first step towards aligning our corporate culture everywhere in the world: Orange was the ideal partner in this pursuit, since its global footprint matches our own,” said Annamaria Codari, Global IT Director at Polynt.