Hello Michel Paulin, you are the CEO of OVHcloud, European leader of cloud services, with a double-digit growth. To support and accelerate this growth, OVHcloud has chosen One2Team as its platform for the governance of its strategic programs.
In addition, OVHcloud hosts all of One2Team’s European production on its infrastructures.
We meet today for the 1-year anniversary of this partnership, which seems to be more than a simple client-provider relationship.
OVHcloud and One2Team both support companies in their digital transformations (see One2Team‘s participation in OVHcloud’s international EcoEX21 event). My first question is about the new work context, that is a challenge companies face in their transformation.
1) Our One2team signature is “The way to work in a hybrid world”, what does it inspire you in the use of our platform and for our common clients?
“We can clearly see today that the businesses and in particular the transition of work evolution that is taking place with all the health crisis that we have experienced are changes that are sometimes brutal and extremely rapid
One2Team with OVHcloud can offer solutions today to clients in a mode of trust that allows them to adapt to these rapid changes and in particular to manage the changes, projects, and evolution programs.
For me, this is an illustration of an extremely strong partnership that is based on DNA that is healthy DNA, i.e., DNA of trust, DNA of innovation, DNA of ability to propose solutions and support them over time for our clients.”
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2) You talk about trust DNA: for OVHcloud, data sovereignty is a very important value; what does it imply for you and our clients?
“So we use sometimes the words sovereignty and trust. For us, sovereignty is not nationalism, it is not protectionism.
Sovereignty is the ability to choose in any case, it is the freedom of choice! You are sovereign when you can choose. However, very often we fall into mechanisms of quasi-monopoly, and we think that the cloud should not imprison clients. On the contrary, the cloud must be open, reversible, it must be transparent, it must offer all interoperability.
The example of what we have with One2Team is really an illustration of what we are trying to do: data protection, data sovereignty but at the same time openness, evolution capability, ability to go towards a transformation and help the transformation of companies.
(For me, this is strong and that’s why we are extremely happy to celebrate this first year of partnership since we started 1 year ago. We are really pleased with what has happened and I think it’s the evidence that the French and European software ecosystem has talent.)”
3) OVHcloud has an ecosystem of European software publishers and SaaS and Paas solution providers that you bring together in a program with shared values: the Open Trusted Cloud program. Can you tell us more about it?
“We are lucky to be both client and provider for One2Team, since you have migrated a large part of the workloads to OVHcloud for Europe and we thank you for that. We wanted to celebrate this first year of partnership with Hervé [Laumonier – Founder of One2Team], but moreover, we wanted to concretize this partnership and go a step further. You have accepted One2Team to participate in an initiative called Open Trusted Cloud which is a federation of software editors in a trusted cloud. I think that OVHcloud and One2Team are examples of fruitful partnerships and ecosystems.
« OVHcloud & One2Team are the evidence of fruitful partnerships and ecosystems »
The creation of this ecosystem is an opportunity to show that French and European editors are now fully capable of competing with the best in the world: there are no complexes to have. We are extremely proud to be drivers, and we try to be promoters, of this European innovation. There is no fatality!
We are very proud to have One2Team now in this program which federates more than 150 solutions, mainly European with the same values of openness, flexibility, evolution that we are trying to promote throughout the industry. We are extremely happy because we think this is really an illustration of everything we are trying to promote as OVHcloud.
This was one of the keys to the success of this project because transforming a federative tool within a company like OVHcloud and deploying it in almost the entire company for program management is a challenge!
4) Michel Paulin, thank you for this discussion, do you want to add anything?
“In conclusion, I would like to say that not only are we proud of this partnership, but I also want to say that we are extremely attentive to the quality of human relations. And I must emphasize that One2Team, or at least my teams constantly tell me so, has had a concern for human support in the project that is quite extraordinary.
“(…) Transforming a federative tool within a company like OVHcloud and deploying it in almost the entire company for program management is a challenge!”
“I would like to say that the quality of the relationship and the concern for human interaction has been exemplary and I must thank both the OVHcloud teams who worked hard on this project because it was strategic but also thank the One2Team teams because they were available and they were able to adapt and so I thank them.
And I am one of the great promoters to say that One2Team, you are a great company.”
Who is One2Team: The One2Team SaaS platform helps companies to increase their collective performance by integrating all populations in a single workspace with collaborative and business solutions, thus providing a 360° view of the portfolios, projects, and processes on which everyone must focus to deliver work and projects. For more than 20 years, it has supported clients such as Suez, Bel, OVHcloud, Huawei, HyperloopTT, SFR, Spire Energy, Orange, Club Med, TotalEnergies, and Naos in their project management, initiatives, or transformation projects. For more information, visit www.one2team.com.
Who is OVHcloud: OVHcloud is a global player and Europe’s leading cloud provider operating over 400,000 servers within 33 data centers across four continents. For 20 years, the Group has relied on an integrated model that provides complete control of its value chain–from the design of its servers, to the construction and management of its data centers, including the orchestration of its fiber-optic network. This unique approach allows it to independently cover all the uses of its 1.6 million customers in more than 140 countries. OVHcloud now offers its customers latest-generation solutions combining performance, price predictability and total sovereignty over their data to support their growth in complete freedom. For more information, visit www.ovhcloud.com.