A Swiss success story in guarding against IT systems failure

MARK ALBERTSON | August 10, 2017

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It’s every data center manager’s worst nightmare. Two active directory controllers broke over the weekend, and now the information technology department at the Baloise Group faced the uncomfortable prospect that if a third controller failed, 1,500 branch personnel would be unable to do their critical work for an entire day.“This could have cost us half a million Euros, this outage, if it occurred,” said Markus Marksteiner (pictured), head of infrastructure and support and group chief technical officer at Baloise Group, an insurance company based in Switzerland.

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