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Predatar Provides Premium Data Policy At Major Insurance Brokerage

Posted by Silverstring on 27-Feb-2015 09:37:00

Each and every day, enterprises produce huge volumes of data that they rely on to help them meet their customers’ needs and requirements. Akin to an engine room, the IT storage infrastructure and backup environment behind the scenes needs continuous attention to ensure each and every piece of data is protected.

As a result, this guarantees data is quickly and easily accessible to all users whenever needed – and, importantly, reduces the cost related to any downtime should a system outage occur.

Recently, Predatar reseller Silverstring had the opportunity to assist with this with one of the world’s largest independent insurance brokers, Lockton Companies LLP.

At Lockton, the continuous monitoring and planning of data storage and backup required to maintain a smoothly running operation is carried out by an internal IT team that includes Infrastructure Architect Nick Tam and Infrastructure Analyst David Noakes.

Continuous data protection

Located in London, the IT team are responsible for delivering all IT backup support for thirteen branch offices based throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as in Norway, Dubai and Bermuda. Employees right across these locations utilise virtual desktops, desktop PCs and laptops, whilst all data created is stored centrally at the firm’s London headquarters.

Having first started using IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) data protection platform over a decade ago, Lockton found it to be one of what was only a small number of applications able to meet their business requirements...

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