National-Bank to transform IT infrastructure
Written by Anthony Strzalek
Germany’s National-Bank has signed a five-year deal with Atos who will provide infrastructure and data centre services to the bank.
The contract includes data centre, server, mainframe, database and storage services. Under the contract Atos will deliver the operation and maintenance of the Internet and application servers as well as be responsible for creating customised security solutions.
The move will enable National-Bank to meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements for banking data centre operations in the future and to respond quickly and flexibly to changing IT requirements.
Thomas Stephan, head of banking operations at National-Bank, said: “Thanks to this collaboration with Atos, we benefit from a secure, high-performance and trouble-free operation of our data centre infrastructure. The management of our applications deliberately stays in-house. Our IT department is therefore prepared for upcoming challenges and also a company of our size can benefit from scale effects.”
Winfried Holz, CEO at Atos in Germany, added: “In our European Mainframe Hub in Frankfurt, we have focused on using the latest mainframe technology for our European customers. We have built core competencies in the infrastructure operations of core banking systems and can thus further grow our market share. We are pleased to accompany the National-Bank in its digital transformation.”