FBL Financial Group Offers 24/7 Availability for Insurance Services with NetApp
FBL Financial Group, Inc. (FBL) is a holding company with 1,800 employees and a mission to protect livelihoods and futures. Their challenges are to give employees and insurance agents fast, 24/7 access to quotes, claims and business critical financial applications while reducing costs and improving disaster recovery. They chose NetApp to overcome these challenges. They have deployed NetApp storage systems running the NetApp clustered data ONTAP OS for non-disruptive operations and use NetApp SnapMirror software for DR (Disaster Recovery) protection. The results of implementing NetApp were provides uninterrupted access to financial services and customer data, improves recovery point objective threefold (8 hours versus 24 hours), reduces TCO for storage compared with mainframe environment and allows two storage administrators to manage 1.4PB of data.