Germany's DZ Bank has inked a five year contract with Atos Origin for the management of data centre and infrastructure services supporting IT applications. Financial terms were not disclosed.
DZ Bank provides access to the international financial markets for its partner institutions of 1200 co-operative banks, including Volks- and Raiffeisenbanken, and their customers.
The contract with Atos Origin includes server, storage and database management as well as backup and archiving services. The vendor will deliver these services from its data centres in Essen and Ratingen with technical support for applications development and management coming from Germany and a near-shore operation in Poland.
Alfred Leicht, business unit manager, IT, DZ Bank: "We are the central administration for all co-operative banks with 12,000 branches and our partners expect professional collaboration. We expect the same from our service providers in order to ensure that we provide an excellent service to our partners and their clients."