DXC Technology announced a multiyear technology deal with Copa Airlines, a leading Latin American airline carrier, to modernize the mainframe-based Passenger Service System (PSS) and migrate it to the public cloud.
DXC Technology, in collaboration with its partner Microsoft, and Copa, will lead the transformative initiative.
This technology agreement will accelerate Copa’s digital transformation by providing an open airline core IT platform. The modern platform will support integration of third-party applications in Copa’s IT ecosystem, and will enable the airline to improve customer and staff experience.
DXC will apply its Cloud Right approach to help Copa maximize the benefits cloud modernization. With Cloud Right, DXC helps customers maximize the value from cloud and IT modernization, optimizing and managing existing investments and ensuring the best use of on-premises, private and public cloud environments to achieve business objectives.
“Our expertise at developing a specific IP toolkit will allow us to help Copa transform at a very high rate of speed and with precision accuracy, making the automated conversion rate of migration nearly 99.5 percent,” said Jim Brady, president, Americas, DXC Technology.
DXC selected Microsoft Azure for its strength and experience in mainframe migrations.
“Moving the PSS to the Microsoft Azure cloud will result in a huge increase in integration scalability at a reduced cost. It will provide us with the flexibility of cloud development tools and practices to enable the modularization and continuous modernization of the PSS components,” said Julio Toro Silva, chief information officer at Copa Airlines.