De Nederlandsche Bank Outsources Data Center Mgmt to Centric

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS — De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has reportedly decided to close some of its data centers and outsource its data center management to software solutions company Centric. DNB now will relocate the data center located within ist head office in Westeinde, Amsterdam, onto a private cloud service at owned by Centric. While the details of the four-year outsourcing contract, such as cost and location, have not been revealed, Centric will provide De Nederlandsche Bank with workplace services, as well as service desk and office automation.

“For us as a central bank and supervisor, safety, robustness and reliability are paramount. Centric has shown us to be a solid party with a proven track record in terms of compliance and security,” said Jan van der Vliet, CIO at DNB. “They will also transform our data center with hybrid cloud technology. The cooperation with Centric offers us the scale to continue our commitment to a stable financial system.”

About De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB): DNB seeks to safeguard financial stability and thus contributes to sustainable prosperity in the Netherlands. As an independent central bank, supervisory authority and resolution authority, DNB works in tandem with its European partners to achieve: price stability and a balanced macroeconomic development in Europe; a shock-resilient financial system and a secure, reliable and efficient payment system; and strong and sound financial institutions that meet their obligations and commitments. By issuing independent economic advice, DNB strengthens policies aimed at its primary targets.

About Centric: Centric Belgium is part of a European organisation, offering Software Solutions, IT Outsourcing, Business Process Outsourcing and Staffing Services. We enable our customers to focus on their core businesses with our technological solutions, administrative services and more than 4,300 qualified professionals in Europe. The combination of our thorough IT knowledge and our years of experience with specific industry processes, distinguishes us from traditional IT suppliers and administrative suppliers.

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