ACORD, a New-York-based global, non-profit insurance association, will utilize
Neverfailâs software to ensure global availability of the organizationâs Exchange and File Server applications.
ACORD provides standards and services that create a common framework for
communication and allow companies to transact business electronically within the
insurance, reinsurance and related financial services industries. ACORDâs services
include hundreds of standardized insurance forms easily accessible from the ACORD website. These forms facilitate communication between multiple parties and ultimately increase the efficiency of the entire industry.
As the organization has grown internationally adding new members in Europe, South Africa, China and other parts of Asia, the availability of business-critical applications has become increasingly important. âTodayâs end-user requires a solution that enables them to access information systems such as email and the web at all times,â said Aziz Hussein, chief technology officer for ACORD. âNeverfail is simple to use, straightforward, and never hiccups. With checks and balances built into the design, Neverfail gives us the reliability and flexibility that competing products cannot match.â
Today, data is replicated in real time between ACORDâs New York headquarters and the organizationâs disaster recovery site in another state. During instances of downtime, ACORD end users are seamlessly connected to the organizationâs failover site where they continue working without disruption until issue resolution has been completed in the New York office. Users are then reconnected to the organizationâs primary site and their application environments. Neverfailâs failover and switchback process is completely transparent to the end-user and does not require the manual restart of email clients, such as Microsoft Outlook. ACORD staff and members are assured of both email availability and protection for all file shares created, edited or deleted anywhere in the world.
âThe availability of business applications is paramount to the success of todayâs
technology-dependent organization,â said Dave French, Neverfail Americas CEO.
âNeverfail is committed to ensuring business and end-user continuity by providing
organizations of all sizes with the technology needed to combat instances of planned and unplanned downtime. Neverfail offers a superior availability product in the marketplace and we are pleased that ACORD has selected us to protect their organization.â