OL Groupe boosts environmental efforts through new stadium tech
OL Groupe, which owns Olympique Lyonnais and operates the French Ligue 1 football club’s Groupama Stadium, has selected the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform to modernise on-premises infrastructure and reduce energy consumption.
OL Groupe said that the HPE solution would increase its ability to deploy IT resources, reduce its environmental impact and accelerate the development of new entertainment offerings.
OL Groupe worked with HPE and its partner Cheops Technology to provide integration and management services, with the companies also designing and deploying a dedicated platform across two data centres within the stadium to support public events.
A key function of the newly implemented infrastructure will help to control OL Groupe’s environmental impact by using efficient and flexible technology. It is also expected that IT-related energy costs at the stadium will be slashed by up to 50%
"The continuation of our collaboration with HPE allows us to fully enter the concrete phase of our energy efficiency plan."
The partnership with HPE appears to have reaffirmed Olympique Lyonnais’ commitment to sustainability, having been the first Ligue 1 club to have secured a Fair Play award for ‘Planet Engaged Club’ certification in 2021.
It is hoped that HPE’s GreenLake solution will contribute towards the group achieving its objective of reducing its energy footprint by one-fifth every year.
Emmanuelle Sarrabay, Deputy Director General for Finance and Information Systems and Corporate Legal Affairs for OL Groupe, said: “The continuation of our collaboration with HPE allows us to fully enter the concrete phase of our energy efficiency plan, with the objective of reducing our energy consumption by 20% while guaranteeing the continuation of our sports and entertainment activities.
“The challenge is to deliver the best service and an optimised fan experience and we have full confidence in HPE’s teams to help us achieve our goals with their expertise.”