Global it services provider Atos has signed a five and a half year contract with NATIONAL-BANK for delivering data center, server, mainframe, database and storage services to one of Germany’s leading independent regional banks headquartered in Essen.
Under the contract Atos will deliver the operation and maintenance of the Internet and application servers. It will also be responsible for creating customized security solutions. The NATIONAL-BANK AG would thus be able to meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements for banking data center operations in the future as well and to respond quickly and flexibly to changing IT requirements.
“Thanks to this collaboration with Atos, we benefit from a secure, high-performance and trouble-free operation of our data center infrastructure,” said Thomas Stephan, Head of banking operations from NATIONAL-BANK. “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.”
NATIONAL-BANK’s existing IT landscape will be transferred to Atos’ European mainframe hub data centers in Frankfurt am Main. These data centers would offer “state-of-the-art” infrastructure and meet the highest requirements for safety, power supply and cooling as well as the legal high-availability requirements necessary for financial service companies.
“In our European Mainframe Hub in Frankfurt, we have focused on using the latest Mainframe technology for our European customers,” said Winfried Holz, CEO at Atos in Germany. “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.”
Atos has approximately 100,000 employees in 72 countries with an annual revenue of around € 12 billion.