GTT Renews Loxam’s Managed SD-WAN Network Across Europe

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Loxam, a European equipment rental company, has renewed its Managed SD-WAN and network security service across Europe with GTT – a major worldwide cloud networking supplier to international clients. More than 115 Loxam locations in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Switzerland are covered by the agreement.

Photo Tom Homer, President, Europe Division, GTT
“To enable digital transformation of the customer experience, highly available connectivity has never been more crucial in the services sector,” said Tom Homer, President, Europe Division, GTT.

Loxam is a global leader in the rental of commercial construction and public works equipment and tools, having locations in over 30 countries. Loxam’s business-critical applications, such as equipment reservations, payments, and digital workplace, are all managed by GTT Managed SD-WAN.

GTT provides managed firewalls and diverse dual links using DIA and MPLS at each location. The twin connections, in combination with SD-WAN traffic steering, would produce a highly robust architecture that matches Loxam’s network availability needs.

 “At Loxam, we are digitally transforming our internal supply chain processes and reshaping our network to constantly improve our real-time access to data,” said Jean-Luc Sanchez, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Loxam. “GTT has proven itself as a trusted partner to us on our SD-WAN journey to suit our changing business needs. GTT complements our own skill sets and demonstrates a strong commitment for helping us achieve our business goals.”

Software-Defined Networking

As a market leader in the rental of construction and public works equipment, as well as industrial, landscaping, and services, the Loxam Group had a revenue of €2 billion in 2020, 1,150 branches, and 11,050 employees. The company is present in 30 countries and has one of the largest machine fleets on the market, with over 650,000 items of equipment, to anticipate, support, and fulfill growing demand from companies looking to outsource their equipment procurement, management, and maintenance.

GTT improves network performance and agility for people, locations, apps, and clouds by providing secured worldwide connection. The company runs a worldwide Tier 1 Internet network and offers a full range of cloud networking and managed services based on innovative software-defined networking (SDN) and security technologies. With a portfolio that includes SD-WAN and other WAN services, Internet, security, and phone services, GTT serve thousands of enterprises.

“To enable digital transformation of the customer experience, highly available connectivity has never been more crucial in the services sector,” said Tom Homer, President, Europe Division, GTT. “We are proud to continue to support Loxam with our expertise in managed SD-WAN services as it pursues its business digitalization strategy to drive excellence in the equipment rental market.”