“My responsibility as CTO is to provide Michelin’s businesses with the most efficient IT and network services at the lowest cost. The deployment of our SD-WAN in 16 months at more than 200 sites worldwide now allows us to provide nearly 120,000 users with all the bandwidth they need to work with peace of mind and on an optimized budget.”
Pauline Flament, Chief Technology Officier, Michelin
Michelin is a French multinational tire manufacturing company based in Clermont-Ferrand in France. The world leader in tires, services for professionals and high-tech materials is investing 700 million euros in research and development to design, manufacturing, and marketing of high-tech tires for all types of vehicles. In 2018, the CTO of Michelin, Pauline Flament, chose to deploy the emerging solution VMware SD-WAN that was perfect for their need for faster deployment of new sites. The solution brought multiple benefits to Michelin including independence, improved quality of service and optimization of the available bandwidth. Today, SD-WAN is running at more than 200 Michelin sites globally.