The Commonwell Meets Deployment Deadline and 15-Minute Recovery Time Objective with FlexPod
The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group began operations on January 1, 2014, after three mutual insurance companies joined together. Their challenges are to meet tight deadline to consolidate three separate IT infrastructures while strengthening disaster recovery and improving management and cost efficiency. They chose NetApp to overcome these challenges. They have implemented an IT infrastructure based on FlexPod and VMware solutions at three data centers and replicate critical data between sites for business continuity. The results of implementing NetApp were meet deployment deadline with 2X faster setup and configuration, provide business continuity by meeting 15-minute RTO, enhance data protection by improving RPO (Recovery Point Objective) 72-fold, avoid $70,000 in annual costs with integrated data protection and spend 75% less time managing infrastructure.