Based in York, Pennsylvania, The Farmers Fire Insurance Company has been helping homeowners, renters, and businesses protect themselves and their property for 160 years. But, there came a time when the company found itself exposed and unprotected from disaster. It was time to get some insurance of its own.
Farmers Fire had a mix of old servers from several different manufacturers and didn’t have any virtualization set up. Each server was dedicated to a specific application and the environment was becoming increasingly vulnerable and hard to manage.
Essextec proposed a solution that would update Farmers Fire’s technology with IBM servers, a small SAN, going from a stand alone environment to a virtual environment, and a backup solution they could count on.
Essextec provided a total solution to upgrade their aging infrastructure with industry leading technology. Specifically, IBM x Series 3650 servers, IBM DS3524 storage, VMware virtualization, and CommVault Simpana software.
Farmers Fire now has a standardized Windows environment that is straightforward to manage and maintain – with room to grow for future workloads and applications that can easily be added through VMware and the new hardware infrastructure. Precisely the peace of mind an insurance company needs.