10-28-13 | Blog Post

Modernizing the Data Center: A Real Company Case Study

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Online Tech Case Study: United Bank & Trust
Online Tech Case Study: United Bank & Trust; Click to Watch Video on Our Site.

Develop a personalized data center solution with a like-minded partner.

United Bank & Trust, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based bank, was founded on a desire to help its neighbors make the best financial decisions for their personal and business needs, all the while keeping their money working for the community in which they live.

Everyone from homebuyers to businesses to college-bound students have been turning to the bank for the past 120 years to help bring dreams to life. In turn, the bank has flourished. United Bank & Trust now stretches its 18 branches across four counties and boasts nearly $1 billion in assets.

In order to continue serving as a local solutions partner, and adhere to its promise to be “unlimited in our capacity,” the bank realized a need to enhance its data storage capabilities.

“We had a limited data center with aging equipment, and we wanted to put ourselves into a data center situation where we had modern capabilities,” said Don Griffiths, Senior Vice President fo the bank’s information technology division.

Like its customers, the company sought a personalized solution: one that offered redundancy in power and connectivity, as well as scalability for future growth.

Griffiths looked into the options. “It became clear pretty quickly that to build a data center of the caliber of the professional data centers that are available out there now is not something that an institution of our size can aspire to,” he said.

United Bank & Trust is a community-based financial services company located in Washtenaw, Lenawee, Livingstono and Monroe counties in Michigan. The bank provides financial solutions to our clients based on their unique circumstances and needs, through a line of business delivery systems that includes banking, mortgage, structured finance and wealth management. For more information, visit the bank’s website www.ubat.com.

Read about the solution in our United Bank & Trust – A Personalized Data Center Solution case study on our website, and watch the testimonial video.

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