Open Grid Europe (OGE), Germany's largest transmission system operator, has commissioned Sopra Steria to transform its GAS-X applications into a public cloud. All gas data management applications for hourly energy calculation as well as the balancing and billing system will be transferred to the GX@Cloud platform operated by Sopra Steria.
The systems are available around the clock in a high-availability and high-scalability cloud architecture. Sopra Steria assumes overall responsibility for the software and systems and takes care of operation and maintenance. In addition, Sopra Steria is continuously developing the cloud platform, adding new features such as anomaly checks and AI based forecast services.
The move to the GX@Cloud platform is part of the OGE strategy: The transmission system operator will benefit from synergy effects, more flexibility and a cloud first (high scalability and stability), Mobile First (simple and fast access to processes and data) and Agile First (quick development of new IT services).
Sopra Steria is long-time partner of Open Grid Europe, supporting the company in all major gas data management aspects. The GX@Cloud project is proof of the high degree of trust and quality of cooperation.
"We rely on Sopra Steria to transfer our GAS-X systems to the cloud. We have deliberately chosen a partner who, in the age of digitisation, combines software and managed services expertise"says Wolfgang Anthes, Managing Director Business Services of Open Grid Europe.
Representatives of OGE and Sopra Steria after conclusion of the cloud transformation contract
About Open Grid Europe
Open Grid Europe, headquartered in Essen, Germany, is one of the largest pipeline network operators in Germany with a pipeline network of around 12,000 kilometres. Our approximately 1,450 employees ensure safe, environmentally friendly and customer-oriented gas transport throughout Germany. We actively support the European gas market and, in cooperation with the European transmission system operators, create the conditions for cross-border transport and trade. Our self-image goes beyond the regulatory conditions to which we are subject as a network operator: We see ourselves as a customer- and service-oriented service provider and actively support the energy revolution.
For more information see www.open-grid-europe.com
About Sopra Steria Consulting
Sopra Steria Consulting is one of the top business transformation partners in Germany. As a leading European digital transformation provider, Sopra Steria offers one of the most comprehensive end-to-end service portfolios on the market: Consulting, system integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services. Companies and government agencies rely on the expertise of Sopra Steria to successfully implement complex transformation projects that address business-critical challenges. By combining quality, performance, added value and innovation, Sopra Steria enables its customers to make optimal use of information technologies. With 45,000 employees in 25 countries, Sopra Steria generated a turnover of 4,1 billion euros in 2018.
The Sopra Steria Group (SOP) is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (Compartment A) - ISIN: FR0000050809.
For more information see www.soprasteria.de
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