Hewlett-Packard's EDS closed a $90 million technology infrastructure management agreement with three financial services firms in Chile.

A new seven-year infrastructure management agreement with Nexus, Redbanc and Transbank will consolidate their five data centers with EDS,an HP company, including business technology transformation of data center and server consolidation, telecommunications infrastructure redesign and virtualization.

EDS will use HP StorageWorks XP Tiered Storage Manager software and HP Data Protector backup and recovery software to support the virtualized environment.

The transformation will help Nexus, Redbanc and Transbank tackle new trends and market demands in the competitive financial industry.

In addition, EDS will provide end-user support and call center operations for about 1,200 employees in the companies’ locations across Chile.

“Success in today’s financial market requires an advanced technology infrastructure that can optimize operations, improve productivity and deliver competitive services to customers,” said Agustin Urtubey, managing director of the Latin America Multicountry Area at EDS, an HP company. “This agreement significantly expands EDS’ business in Chile and underscores our role as a strategic technology services partner in South America.”

EDS will manage core platforms, servers, PCs, telecommunications and information security for the three companies.

In order to support these clients in Chile, EDS will design and build a new data center near Santiago, Chile as an additional to its global delivery centers in Argentina and Brazil.