Global Financial Institution Signs 3 Year Managed Service and SHARP Contract

Global Financial Institution Signs 3 Year Managed Service and SHARP Contract

Operating from 40 offices around the World, this major Financial Institution has been in existence for over 200 years.

They provide the highest quality financial advice and execution expertise, encompassing Mergers & Acquisitions, Restructuring, Private Placements, Privatisations, and Equity Capital Markets.

They have a core banking application which runs on IBM System i platform which is business critical and needs to be available 24 x 7 x 365 to ensure continuity of service in key markets.

The AssurIT contract covers two key areas.

Firstly, the 24 x 7 remote management and operation of the System i machine, it’s operating system, applications and date.

Secondly, the provision of an IBM SHARP High Availability service to provide real-time mirroring protection of the production system to an IBM data centre, all managed by AssurIT.

AssurIT’s CEO Stephen Morris is delighted with the agreement being signed.

“This is a significant new customer for AssurIT and IBM BC&RS, they are a truly global organisation and a household name. After a long and careful selection process they have chosen us to be a key partner for at least the next 3 years, I think this is a tremendous reflection of the trust they place in AssurIT. They selected AssurIT and IBM based on our track record and the high level of service we provide, we also offered superb value for money and that was also a key factor in the decision. We are looking forward to a successful and long-term partnership.”

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