Horizon Federal Credit Union refreshes disaster recovery investment with help of CU*Answers

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (November 6, 2017) — CU*Answers, the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based core data processing CUSO, recently assisted Farmington, Utah-based Horizon Federal Credit Union with the deployment of its new disaster recovery high availability data replication process. As part of its strategic investment in business continuity, the credit union replaced its installed IBM backup server with IBM’s latest POWER8 server. The server was installed at Horizon’s new hot site located in St. George, UT.

CU*Answers Executive VP Scott Collins noted: “While Utah is a long way from the recent natural disasters in the Southern US, the investment in business continuity is top of mind for our industry. Randy (CEO Randy Gailey) and his team at Horizon have always made prudent investments to ensure their member data is secure and their systems are operational. This project has been in the planning stages for several months and I am proud of both teams for deploying the new IBM technology at the St. George hot site in a seamless manner.”

Both the production and backup core servers at Horizon FCU leverage IBM’s POWER architecture, the IBMi operating system and IBM’s DB2 Universal Database. Collins added, “The IBM core environment provides our credit unions with tremendous scalability, reliability and cost-effectiveness.” For more information on business continuity solutions, visit the CU*Answers website.

About CU*Answers

CU*Answers offers expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and is a leader in helping credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. CU*Answers provides a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE® processing system (online and in-house) and Internet development services featuring It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking. Additional services include web development, network design and security, and image check processing. Founded in 1970, CU*Answers is a 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO providing services to credit unions representing over 2 million members and $26 billion in credit union assets. For more information, visit


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