Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance Modernizes IT Infrastructure with Scale Computing
Scale Computing, a market leader in hyperconverged solutions, today announced that property and casualty (P&C) insurer Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance is using Scale Computing’s HC3 solution for maximum performance, low cost of ownership and reliability in their IT infrastructure.
Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance, established in 1947 by a group of farmers and ranchers, is now the largest insurance company entirely based in Idaho and the largest writer of farm and ranch insurance in the state. With more than $200 million in written net premiums, Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance needed maximum reliability and uptime in their IT infrastructure with no margin for error.
Before migrating to Scale Computing, the insurance company utilized a blend of VMware virtualization and SAN technologies, which was complicated, difficult and expensive. In addition, the company was managing an increasing amount of data while undergoing a legacy migration that required additional expensive software licensing.
Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance was searching for a solution to support its integrated, cloud-based P&C insurance lifecycle solution, including its new geographic information system (GIS), drones and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives.
“Our customers rely on us to provide prompt and accurate service as they’re dealing with important, urgent issues, so exceptional IT availability and reliability are vital to our organization,” said Adam Waldron, CIO at Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance. “With Scale Computing, we were able to migrate our entire IT environment to a single hyperconverged system, greatly improving reliability and reducing complexity, while keeping costs down.”
Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance turned to Scale Computing’s HC3 platform for server, storage, virtualization and disaster recovery in a single solution. With HC3, no additional software licensing was needed, reducing licensing and maintenance costs. The all-in-one HC3 was far less complex than other solutions, greatly simplifying the management and maintenance of its infrastructure, saving Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance millions of dollars on equipment.
“Maximum reliability in an IT infrastructure is essential for any organization, especially a company with more than $200 million in written net premiums like Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance,” said Jeff Ready, CEO at Scale Computing. “With Scale Computing HC3, customers like Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance can leverage the performance power and low cost of ownership of hyperconvergence, with the expertise of Scale Computing’s support team on the backend.”
The native disaster recovery features built into Scale Computing’s HC3 eliminates the need for Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance to add more complexity with third-party disaster recovery solutions. With HC3, Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance’s entire infrastructure, including all VMs and disaster recovery, can be managed easily from a web-based interface.
Scale Computing integrates storage, servers and virtualization software into an all-in-one appliance-based system that is scalable, self-healing, and as easy to manage as a single server. Using industry standard components, the HC3 appliances install in under an hour and can be expanded and upgraded with no downtime. High availability insulates the user from any disk or server failure and a unified management capability driven by the patented HyperCore Software™, efficiently integrates all functionality. The result is a data center solution that reduces operational complexity, allows a faster response to business issues, and dramatically reduces costs.
Indianapolis School District Taps Scale Computing for IT Infrastructure at the Edge