Enabling greater agility, flexibility and ambitious growth for Engie.

What was the challenge?

  • Engie UK needed to consolidate eight data centres to two, while gaining complete flexibility in application deployment, full automation capabilities and no restrictions
    on physical location.
  • Engie also wanted Cyber Essentials Plus security certification for its data centres, so it could bid for new contracts that require CE+.
  • Engie needed to aggregate multiple WANs as its UK business was developing fast.


As a leading energy and services enterprise, Engie was restructuring its UK operation — bringing three business divisions together with a newly-acquired company. But this presented complex IT challenges over how to: Consolidate legacy data centres into a secure, highly available and automated new environment; aggregate disparate wide area networks (WANs); and deploy data centre interconnects.

The network team faced tight deadlines and couldn’t risk any major downtime.

Engie turned to trusted IT partner CAE and found a way to achieve its goals — and go even further.