IT services outfit Siemens Business Services has won a three-year deal to consolidate and modernise the entire server environment across some 750 Commerzbank sites.
Commerzbank says the EUR20 million contract will help to cut IT running costs in the short-term and modernise its IT infrastructure.
Within three years, the Siemens Operating Group will replace the existing server environment comprising more than 3200 servers from various manufacturers with Intel-based Primergy servers from Fujitsu Siemens Computers. This will go hand in hand with a software migration from Windows NT to Windows 2003.
According to the agreement, Siemens will take over all Commerzbank's legacy devices and then lease them back to the bank for further use, under a 'sale and lease-back model' developed by the vendor's financial business unit.