Unisys Corporation (UIS) today announced that Banco de Brasilia (BRB) has signed a contract with Unisys' Brazilian subsidiary for new Unisys ClearPath Libra systems to expand computing power to support growth initiatives, streamline operations and enhance customer service.
Signed in the third quarter of 2014, the three-year contract has a value of approximately US$16 million (BRL46 million).
BRB, a Unisys client since 1969, is the largest state bank in the Midwest region of Brazil. It has more than 658,000 clients and a strong presence in the Federal District of Brazil and another five states: Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goias, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
Under the terms of the contract, Unisys will provide the bank with two high-end ClearPath Libra 8290 systems, which use advanced Intel® Xeon® family processors. One system is for production and the other for contingency use and business continuity. BRB estimates that the new systems will triple its current processing power.
The contract also includes deployment of a ClearPath Libra 4280 midrange system. Unisys will also upgrade the bank's data storage system, enabling more and faster backup of critical business information.
Because the bank will be upgrading from earlier ClearPath Libra systems, it expects the migration to be seamless, with no impact on customer service – other than faster responsiveness for financial transactions.
Because security is an integral part of mission-critical operations in financial services, the upgrade to its computing infrastructure will provide BRB with an extra layer of 24x7 security for multiple channels, including Internet banking, electronic terminals, ATMs and branches.
"We are continually investing to enhance the technology that drives our mission-critical operations. We are confident that these new systems from our longtime partner Unisys provide the solution we need to support our growth initiatives in an increasingly competitive marketplace," stated Marco Aurelio Schwanz, Banco de Brasilia's Production Superintendent.
"We are proud to extend our four-decade relationship with BRB and continue providing modern mission critical solutions based on advanced Unisys tech based on advanced Unisys technology that enables the bank to be increasingly competitive, efficient and customer-centered," said Agostinho Rocha, Vice President, Sales, Unisys Latin America.