Swinton Insurance Gains 92% Faster Remote-Office Backup, 88% Faster Server Restores
In business for 50 years, Swinton Insurance is a major broker operating 442 branch locations throughout the United Kingdom. With 442 offices each backing up 2 - 6GB of data to tape every night, Swinton Insurance had begun to encounter backup-window and quality problems that threatened to put critical data and application services at risk. The challenge was to reduce time/complexity of backing up 442 remote offices, achieve 24x7 availability for Web-based sales applications, and reduce backup costs. The company implemented NetApp solution for fast backup of remote-office data, high application availability, and cost-effective DR.