Data Center Case Study - Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company


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Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company

Background

Established more than 50 years ago, Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company (SFBCIC) is a regional property and casualty insurance company operating in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas. Headquartered in Jackson, Miss., SFBCIC is one of the 50 largest property and casualty insurance companies in the nation.

The Situation

SFBCIC provides property and casualty insurance across seven states that historically have been vulnerable to severe weather. Continuous operation of mission-critical technology is a challenge, but also a necessity as the company increases its dependence on technology to support agents and customers. The company has relied on Liebert data center infrastructure solutions to support high availability of IT systems for more than 20 years. When it came time to expand the corporate data center, SFBCIC again turned to Emerson Network Power.

Results

  • Ultra-reliable performance of mission-critical power and cooling through frequent commercial power outages and severe weather.
  • Only a single unplanned outage in more than 15 years of continuous operation.
  • System architecture leverages existing investments and provides flexibility to scale with changes in business needs.
“No matter how good our computers are, they can’t operate without power and cooling. Our existing Liebert equipment had an extremely reliable performance record, so when it came time to expand, Liebert was our choice.”
- Kenneth McCardle, vice president of Information Technology, Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company
Case Summary
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Products and Services: Liebert Npower Uninterruptible Power
Liebert PPC Precision Power Centers
Liebert Deluxe Precision Data Center Cooling
Critical Needs: Support business continuity goals for large regional property and casualty insurance company through high availability data center power and cooling support for main data center and network of regional facilities.
 

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