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Cisco solution to save Allianz Hungary $100,000 annually

Cisco Systems announced today that its optical and storage area networking (SAN) technologies will help Allianz Hungary extend its business continuity infrastructure, reduce operational risk and address industry compliance guidelines. Allianz, Hungary's largest insurance company with 3 million customers, estimates it will save more than $100,000 a year by deploying the Cisco technology instead of employing multiple links to connect two data centers located 14 km apart in Budapest. The Cisco optical networking technology will help support backup information between the data centers and consolidate multiple traffic channels onto one optical network.
"Cisco provides a scalable and cost effective solution that protects our investment, where other technologies can cost up to three times as much. We see Cisco's solution as highly innovative and is driving the standards in optical network solutions," said József Szabó, head of communications and PCs at Hungary Computing Kft, the IT arm of Allianz Hungary.