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Bristol West Holdings has built a SAN using powerful disk, virtualization and software technologies from IBM

January 31, 2007

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ARMONK, N.Y. -- IBM today announced that Bristol West Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BRW) has built a storage area network (SAN) using powerful disk, virtualization and software technologies from IBM to increase data availability, reduce costs and maintain consistent disaster recovery operations.

Bristol West, a leading provider of liability and physical damage insurance for private passenger automobiles across the United States, offers a comprehensive range of automobile insurance coverage at competitive prices. Bristol West needed a storage infrastructure supporting high availability and a reliable disaster recovery solution in the event of a failure at their primary data center.

Headquartered in Davie, Florida, Bristol West turned to IBM for a storage solution providing a tiered infrastructure that could help address the companys business needs. The company chose an IBM SAN that included midrange storage servers and storage virtualization software to replace its current HP disk solution.

“In the 10 months that our IBM SAN has been in place, we’ve already realized our goal of keeping our infrastructure constantly up and running,” said Ralph Czekalinski, director of technical services, Bristol West. “The fault tolerance of our new system has kept us from experiencing hiccups in data management, maintenance or availability. As our major technology overhaul continues to progress, we anticipate additional benefits, including significant cost savings.”

IBM Corp.

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