Commerzbank has selected Colt and QSC for the modernisation and future operation of its wide area network in Germany.
This project has a double-digit million euro volume and is contracted for five years. The IT at the Commerzbank sites is to be migrated to a new managed business network from the beginning of 2012 onwards. The performance of the network is to be enhanced through the deployment of new technology, thus enabling short reaction times at the bank even under changing requirements. The implementation is also associated with a clear reduction in costs.
The cooperation with two companies (dual provider strategy) ensures a high security level for the network. Both partners will support Commerzbank sites throughout Germany. Sensitive sites will be taken care of by both providers jointly.
Commerzbank has been working together with both partners for a long time already. "Colt and QSC are two partners that not only offer highly available and fast data transfer, but also a high degree of service quality," explains Boris Wiegmann, Senior Project Manager at Commerzbank AG. "This has been demonstrated by both providers in the course of our long-standing cooperation."
The optimisation of the wide area network is taking place following the conclusion of the integration of the Dresdner Bank IT into the systems of Commerzbank. In the course of the IT integration Commerzbank had focused on the successful modification of the applications and the migration of data. Thus the existing networks of Commerzbank and Dresdner Bank were initially interconnected on the basis of the established infrastructures to form a secure network.