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Helsana selects ETERNUS CS to consolidate its backup and archiving infrastructure

"The ETERNUS CS High End data protection appliance from Fujitsu gives us investment protection in terms of data backup scalability, plus freedom of choice when it comes to deploying server platforms such as mainframe and Linux systems. By consolidating our infrastructure, we can vary workloads and capacities as needed."

Urs Häringer Director of Technology Management, Helsana Insurance AG

The Helsana Group: the largest health insurer in Switzerland

The Helsana mission is to ensure the availability of high-quality and cost-effective healthcare services. That is why the company maintains close contacts with customers, healthcare providers, media and other partners. The Helsana Group insures some 1.9 million people and generates an annual premium income of CHF 5.6 billion. The company has more than 3,000 employees. The core business is centered around insurance protection to offset the costs of illness and accidents, as well as support for maternity care and nursing for the aged.

The project

Modernization and consolidation of the backup and archiving infrastructure to improve performance and add more capacity, while also cutting costs through easier administration and by reducing the footprint and energy consumption.

The solution

Implementation of two ETERNUS CS High End data protection appliances and two Scalar i6000 tape libraries. The systems are installed in two data centers so that the ETERNUS CS High End systems can replicate data between two different sites using the cascade function. The migration project involved some 900 systems, 400 million objects and about 900 terabytes of data.

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