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Abbey Press
Complete Business Continuity: Abbey Press, a well-known provider of religious and inspirational goods, is a significant revenue producer for the Saint Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana. The Abbey Press web site is responsible for a steadily increasing portion of that revenue. With the promise of continued growth ahead, Abbey Press chose GeoCluster Plus to assure business continuity.
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ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
Category four and five hurricanes in the summer of 2005 caused management at Florida-based mega-retailer ABC Fine Wine & Spirits to examine their vulnerabilities. 154 busy retail stores in latitudes as far north as Tallahassee and as far south as Miami could be isolated without access to the company’s IBM System i 550, which is housed in the executive office complex next to its 250,000 square foot distribution center in Orlando.
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Accessor Capital Management
Accessor Capital Management LP wanted a disaster recovery plan that would enable them to recapture data and resume operation without hesitation in case its primary data center became unavailable. They had one overarching criteria: they needed a backup of their data in a different geographic location for maximum protection and data had to be protected off-site automatically, continuously and nearly immediately.
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Adventist Health
The computing load placed on an aging IBM AS/400 model 730 caused response times to swell, so a powerful new IBM System i model 570 was acquired to take its place. All of the healthcare facilities supported by this system operate on a 24/7 basis, with Adventist employees accessing and updating patient charts continuously. A conventional migration from the AS/400 to the new System i model 570 was going to result in an unacceptable amount of downtime—potentially more than 20 hours.
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AE Technology
AE Technology provides a variety of managed IT and cloud hosting services to its growing customer base of small and medium-sized businesses. Some of those customers operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They cannot afford downtime. Consequently, AE Technology needed a solution that could secure continuous data and application availability for itself and its customers.
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Alfa Bank
At the end of every business day, Alfa-Bank must perform “end of day” procedures for their banking application. During this time, bank customers cannot access their accounts, conduct transactions or use services across delivery channels such as internet banking or ATM machines. With plans for expansion across multiple time zones within Russia, Alfa-Bank needed to completely eliminate its IT downtime and achieve nonstop business continuity.
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ALICO (American Life Insurance Company)
The Wilmington, Delaware home office of ALICO serves as the IT development shop for all of ALICO's production offices around the world. For each of these offices, the Wilmington IT department codes, enhances and fixes applications; installs new releases; resolves issues; manages disk storage space; and, when necessary, restores entire computing environments.
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Alphawest Services 
Like all successful organisations, Alphawest relies on several critical internal systems for its day-to-day operation. Alphawest had already embarked on the journey into virtualisation with the implementation of an internal private cloud, based on VMware’s vSphere platform, and NetApp storage. However a single centralised and consolidated data processing resource could not protect against a site-wide outage or natural disaster.
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Ambrian Capital PLC
Ambrian Capital is a leading investment and financial services company specialising in the natural resources, mining and cleantech sectors. It works with investors and institutional clients to drive value for its operations around the world. Ambrian is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Regulated by the Financial Services Authority, it is required to have a full business continuity strategy in place that would see critical applications and services back up and running within the same day in the event of a disaster.
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Ameristar Casinos 
With a growing number of leased end-of-life servers located in multiple states, Ameristar wanted to streamline its systems. A consolidation including purchasing new IBM Power Systems servers was targeted to reduce costs, speed and simplify processes for users and for the IT staff. To limit planned downtime and avoid the negative business impact of unplanned outages, the team made high availability and smooth role swaps essential elements as they worked to design the new environment.
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