First American Goes to Cloud for Disaster Recovery
The $105 million First American Credit Union in Casa Grande, Ariz., has signed on to disaster recovery protection in the cloud.
The 22,500-member First American said it will use the Quorum Hybrid Cloud/DRaaS solution to apply instant application technology to protecting critical assets from system failures.
"System downtime may be an inevitability for any organization, but in the financial services industry, it's also unacceptable," William Brown, technology systems manager at First American, said in the announcement this week from Quorum in San Jose, Calif.
The cloud-based business continuity system was installed a few weeks ago and also allows the credit union to conduct testing during business hours with no staff impact, replacing the need to take two hours to conduct after-hours testing, the company and credit union said.
First American serves the Navajo Nation as well as employees of any tribe whose capital is in Arizona and anyone who lives, works, worships or volunteers in Pinal County.
Quorum said it now has five credit unions among its 430 customers.