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Mid-Continent Group Transforms its IBM i Backup Infrastructure with EMC Data Domain

Mid-Continent's use of the EMC backup and recovery product portfolio spans both its open systems environment and IBM i environment.   For its open systems, the company deployed EMC Avamar® deduplication backup software and system, EMC Networker® unified backup and recovery software and Data Domain systems.  With the introduction of native support for IBM i environments, Mid-Continent elected to extend the success it first experienced with EMC Data Domain to its IBM i environment.

Mid-Continent's IBM i PowerSystem houses mission critical data and applications, including rating, accounting and statistical systems that are vital to its insurance business.  The company currently uses EMC Symmetrix® Remote Data Facility software for synchronous replication of data to a disaster recovery site, where backups are performed.   Mid-Continent was able to use their existing IBM BRMS software to back up their IBM i system data to a Data Domain deduplication storage system to eliminate tape completely, realize significant improvements in its backup and recovery processes and dramatically reduce capacity requirements.  

"With tape being used, the DR timeline for our IBM i series was 4-5 days.  In our latest DR test with EMC backup and storage innovation, we were up and running in four hours.  With Data Domain, we've completely automated our [IBM i] backup.  No hauling tapes.  No misplaced tapes.  No costs associated with off-site storage.  No chasing our data growth or adding power and floor space.  We back up about 9.5 terabytes of IBM i data every night, and it's easy for us to keep a year's worth of IBM i data online."

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