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Basler Uses DataCore

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Basler Insurance, one of Germanys leading insurance companies, has future-proofed its storage architecture to withstand the ultimate disaster scenario – the complete destruction of the main data center. Due to the powerful combination of DataCore’s virtualization and remote site AIM (Asynchronous IP Mirroring) technologies, should the worse happen, business critical operations can be continued after only a few hours.

Basler Insurance ranks among the top 30 insurance companies in Germany and was formed through the merger of Basler and Securitas in 2003; leaving a legacy infrastructure of two data centers, 300 miles apart, which potentially exposed business critical data. An emergency data replication scenario that continuously updates business critical data between the sites at Bad Homburg and Bremen needed to be implemented with servers being staged and fed continuously with replicated data to withstand emergencies.

Custom-made protection

"The decision in favor of a double data mirror proved absolutely correct. When we had a breakdown, DataCore’s automatic failover and recovery functionality kicked in and ensured that our applications were spared," sums up Thomas Dörr, Head of Disaster Planning / Network, Basler. "Today we have a fully functioning disaster recovery solution across sites as well as on-site high availability and hardware independence, with cost savings of up to 50 percent. Both Kramer & Crew and DataCore have provided us with outstanding support and advice."

DataCore Software Corp.