New CU*Answers Backup Center
A new backup center will soon be providing high availability and disaster recovery services for most of the client base of CU*Answers, the Michigan-based core processing operation said.
The new center in Muskegon will provide high availability and disaster recovery services to about 147 of the CUSO's 165 credit union clients and join existing data centers about 50 miles away at its Grand Rapids headquarters and nearby Kentwood.
The new backup system was tested Jan. 16-23 and the rollover will take place on Feb. 13, the CUSO said.
"This center will allow us to offer geographically distinct high availability and business continuity services to our clients," said Dave Wordhouse, vice president of network technologies for WESCO Net, a division of CU*Answers. The new facility also uses "green" technologies to hold down power consumption and is scalable to handle additional capacity as needed.