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National Lloyds & American Summit Insurance Realizes Significant Cost Savings after Deploying Cloud SAN
Natick, MA - Jan. 17, 2012 - TwinStrata, Inc.,the leading innovator of cloud-based data storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions, today announced that National Lloyds & American Summit Insurance, a Waco, Texas-based insurance company, has chosen TwinStrata CloudArray® to provide a seamless extension to cloud storage for its disaster recovery (DR) backup needs. Using CloudArray, National Lloyds is able to deploy a Cloud Storage Area Network (SAN) by seamlessly combining cloud storage with its existing SAN infrastructure for increased storage capacity and “like-local” access to cloud data.
National Lloyds & American Summit Insurance had been using a SAN to store and protect its department and employee folders, along with images used by its policy and claims administrators. When the company found itself needing to replace its SAN three times within five years, on top of spending $3,300 a month to perform DR backups, National Lloyds began the search for a simple, affordable and flexible cloud storage backup solution for its DR needs. It chose TwinStrata’s CloudArray virtual appliance, which provides a secure and easy-to-use gateway between its VMware infrastructure and backup software, delivering immediate, “like-local” access to Amazon cloud storage.
“TwinStrata’s CloudArray has enabled us to truly simplify our DR backup strategy, while allowing us to increase the overall quality and flexibility of our storage environment and decrease our operational costs,” said Joe Kempenich, vice president of Information Technology for National Lloyds & American Summit Insurance. “SAN upgrades, which used to take multiple weekends and required precious resources to complete, are now a thing of the past. We are no longer tied to proprietary hardware, we require less on-site disk storage and we no longer worry about running out of disk or not having access to data because of a disk failure.”
Since deploying its CloudArray-powered Cloud SAN, National Lloyds has been able to move its images and department and employee folders to the cloud, which has resulted in an immediate savings of $2,600 a month in DR costs.
CloudArray® iSCSI storage gateways make remote storage as fast, safe and easy to access as local storage. CloudArray virtual or physical appliances take minutes to configure and integrate public cloud, private cloud and local or remote storage devices into flexible “Cloud SANs” that provide unlimited storage, continuous data protection, tapeless offsite backup, instant disaster recovery, and branch office storage consolidation.
CloudArray appliances are available from TwinStrata with software appliances available for immediate free download at http://www.twinstrata.com/CloudArray-download. For more information, please visit www.twinstrata.com/cloudarray, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-651-0199.
About American Lloyds
Since 1948, National Lloyds has specialized in writing fire and extended coverage on lower-valued dwellings up to $200,000, mobile homes up to $50,000 and homeowners’ exposures up to $200,000. Additionally, in 1995, we commenced writing small commercial property and liability risks and established a "Write Your Own" (WYO) flood coverage program. National Lloyds has always valued the agent-company relationship and strongly market our products through independent agents. Even though Texas still represents a large percentage of our premium base, National Lloyds has continued to expand into other states. We are committed to structuring a solid product line that is geographically placed to meet our growing agent needs. For more information, visit https://www.natlloyds.com.
About TwinStrata, Inc.
TwinStrata is an innovator in enterprise-class data storage, data protection and disaster recovery/business continuity solutions using cloud storage. With TwinStrata CloudArray®, companies of all sizes can simply and economically leverage the scalability and efficiency of cloud storage while maintaining the availability, performance and security of local storage. CloudArray software and hardware solutions support all file and operating systems, and deliver substantial advantages over traditional off-site storage solutions, including a pay-as-you-go model, unlimited elastic capacity, local performance, in-cloud snapshots and disaster recovery, dynamic caching, automated policies, AES256 encryption, and continuous access to data. For more information visit TwinStrata.com or call 508-651-0199.
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