New Zealand-based AMI Insurance has discarded its physical tape storage for a virtual tape library to back-up its critical business data.
AMI Insurance has a network of 73 branches, two call centres and 22 agencies across New Zealand.
The insurer inked a deal to build and support the virtual tape library with Unisys, amid a continuing 20-year contract for mainframe and data centre services.
Unisys New Zealand managing director, Brett Hodgson, said the hard disk-based storage was used because it involves fewer moving parts and can replicate data more quickly.
”In moving to a virtual tape environment AMI is embracing a forward-looking storage strategy to transform its corporate data centre to respond quickly to continually evolving customer requirements,” Hodgson said.
Back-up data will be mirrored between two Unisys data centres in Auckland and Kapiti.