Bouchard Insurance Uses Push Button DR for Proactive Business Resilience from Natural Disaster
"We knew we were looking for a different kind of disaster recovery solution. We had complete confidence in [Expedient's] technical expertise and in the research we had done."- Brian Polak, Director of Information Technology, Bouchard Insurance
For more than 60 years, Bouchard has been providing Florida residents with home, auto, and various commercial insurance policies, including employee benefits, workers' compensation, commercial auto, property insurance, and more.
When Brian Polak joined Bouchard Insurance in 2015, one of his first orders of business as Director of Information Technology was to select a disaster recovery solution for Bouchard’s virtual desktop infrastructure – a critical capability for an organization with a mission to be available anytime a client claim event occurs.
Headquartered in Clearwater, FL, but with offices in Tampa, Ft. Myers, Kissimmee, Orlando, and Sarasota, Bouchard Insurance is no stranger to its share of hurricanes; Polak knew that Bouchard’s existing disaster recovery plan was not up to the standards Bouchard, and its clients, deserved.
Expedient’s Push Button DR solution gave Bouchard Insurance the ability to failover from its production environment in Florida to an Expedient data center nearly 1,000 miles away, while ensuring that the failover was as turnkey as possible by dynamically maintaining Bouchard’s IP scheme at the backup site.