The creation of Numergy marks a vital milestone in the French government's programme of Investments for the Future (Investissements d'Avenir). Based in the Paris region, the new company embodies the commitment of its shareholders - SFR, Bull and Caisse des Depots - to ensure that digital technology is a vital driver for competitiveness for French and European businesses. Thanks to Numergy, these organisations now have access to a 'digital energy plant' that they can draw on for the computing resources that they need to grow, in total confidence.
Philippe Tavernier will lead the company, eventually destined to employ some 400 people. Most recently, Philippe Tavernier was CEO of Sogeti France, a subsidiary of Capgemini where he has held a number of posts over the years. Whilst working at the group he built up significant senior management expertise, most notably when leading its infrastructure activities and Cloud computing projects.
Designed to be an open ecosystem, the new 'digital energy plant' produces and markets a range of digital services on an industrial scale, covering the full range of requirements from the standard to the most mission-critical. Numergy's Cloud offering, available now, can be accessed via a network of distribution partners including software services companies, software publishers (ISVs) and telecoms operators.
Numergy has launched a 'virtual servers solution' that gives customers on-demand access to computing resources (servers, storage, networks) in enhanced conditions of security and confidentiality. Based on a national Cloud computing infrastructure, the solution effectively combines innovation, flexibility and cost control. It features real-time control and 'pay-as-you-use' terms for the consumption of 'digital energy'.
In the very near future, a specific set of services aimed at start-ups will also be available, with a new 'development, production and integration solution'. This will also feature very high levels of confidentiality and security.
To support the launch of Numergy, a publicity campaign covering both the Web and printed media has been set up. This campaign will be used to introduce Numergy's key brand strapline: 'The digital energy producer'. Because the computing resources that Numergy provides are effectively a new form of energy, this strapline expresses the company's ambition: to be a supplier of digital energy supporting all kinds of companies and institutions.