Cloud Transformation at OGE
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Open Grid Europe GmbH, based in Essen, is one of the largest transmission system operators in Germany with a pipeline network of around 12,000 km in length. OGE's activities include selling gas transport capacities and operating, servicing and maintaining the pipeline system. In addition, it controls and monitors the network and the storage stations as well as the further development of the transmission networks based on nationwide network development plans. As a transmission system operator, OGE operates critical infrastructures, is regulated by the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) and is also subject to the legal framework laid down by the German government and the European Union.
In July 2019, OGE selected Arvato Systems as the leading IT outsourcing provider for operating and developing its IT landscape. Together with OGE, Arvato Systems is developing the corporate IT step by step until at least 2025. Goal of the IT transformation: a hybrid cloud scenario - i.e. operation and development of IT services within the OGE data center and the use of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions from the Microsoft Azure Cloud.