Unisys to support 2014 football World Cup in Brazil

Company selected as part of a consortium to provide mission-critical IT infrastructure solutions to 12 cities

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 14 January 2014
Unisys to support 2014 football World Cup in Brazil

Unisys has been selected as part of a consortium to provide mission-critical IT infrastructure solutions to 12 Brazilian cities during this year’s football World Cup.

The contract was offered by the Extraordinary Security Department for Large scale Events part of the Brazilian Ministry of Justice.

For it’s part of the project, Unisys will provide all infrastructure components, ensuring the performance and availability of mission-critical applications running at the data centres.

“We are thrilled to be part of this project which is of great importance for Brazil’s public safety, both during and after the event, and will be watched by sports fans around the globe,” said Agostinho Rocha, vice president, Technology Consulting and Integration Solutions, Latin America, and managing director, Unisys Brazil. “We look forward to applying state-of-the-art technologies to make this event a great success and showcasing Brazil to the world.”

Collectively, the companies selected for the consortium will provide IT systems, services and infrastructure across 13 integrated command and control centres. These will be located in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife and Salvador. The centres will manage and monitor communications between public security agencies in Brazil, including the Brazilian military, police, fire brigade and civil defence.

The consortium members will be responsible for applications, information processing, storage and desktop updates related to the event.

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