Greece-based Alpha Bank has selected two new Unisys ClearPath Dorado 790 Series mainframe servers and renewed software licensing agreement with Unisys, to modernize and expand its core banking system.

ClearPath systems use metering, a pay-for-use system software licensing capability that enables clients to pay for only the processing power they use while serving customers.

Unisys and its business partner in Greece Unisystems will also provide advisory services to help Alpha Bank streamline its distributed server environment for retail and customer relationship management applications to communicate more efficiently with the ClearPath systems.

Alpha Bank chief information officer Stathis Kakoyannis said that the ClearPath Dorado 790 systems are designed for transaction-intensive applications such as core banking, and will enable us to serve our customers more quickly and efficiently.

“As we streamline our distributed server environment for even greater efficiency, we believe that the ClearPath systems will play a key role in modernizing the entire IT infrastructure, driving even better customer service and lower IT costs across all of our banking services,” Kakoyannis said.

Unisys vice president of technology consulting and integration solutions in Europe/Middle East Africa Philippe La Fornara said that Alpha Bank is capitalizing on a 35-year relationship with Unisys and Unisystems to build the future of its banking systems with ClearPath servers as the foundation.

“We look forward to working with Alpha Bank on a streamlined IT infrastructure that enables the bank to expand its business and enhance services to its customers,” La Fornara said.