Prysmian taps into IBM Cloud

Italian cabling giant Prysmian has selected IBM Services to help expand and manage its global technological infrastructure.


The three-year agreement is designed to integrate Prysmian’s IT infrastructure with IBM Cloud and adopt a hybrid cloud strategy.

With the acquisition of American cable manufacturing company, General Cable, in 2018, Prysmian has made it a priority to fully integrate the information systems of the two companies, to support digitization of processes and products.

As part of this effort, Prysmian will migrate its SAP workloads to IBM Cloud to leverage higher value technology, including AI, IoT and human augmentation.

The agreement with IBM also includes services for the management of the global Prysmian IT environment.

With the new infrastructure in place Prysmian said it anticipates high levels of service in terms of availability and reliability, as well as enterprise-grade security.

Under the agreement, IBM Services will also manage the integration of the existing legacy IT infrastructures and move Prysmian’s SAP S/4HANA, the company’s ERP platform, onto SAP certified physical and virtual appliances on IBM Cloud to further support its digital business transformation.

“The important acquisition of General Cable required focus on the integration of processes and the digitalization of products. This represents our differentiation from our competitors,” says Stefano Brandinali, CIO and chief digital officer of Prysmian Group. “To tackle this challenging task we have chosen IBM as our global technology provider to help drive ongoing transformation within the organization. IBM brings its industry experience to support the development of a modern IT infrastructure based on IBM Cloud.”

For this implementation, Prysmian will leverage the IBM Services data center and the IBM Cloud data center in Milan.