SOURCE: Broadleaf Services

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November 10, 2009 09:00 ET

Northeast Delta Dental and Broadleaf Bite Into Virtualization to Dramatically Improve Availability and Recovery

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - Broadleaf , a leader in designing and implementing vendor solutions for virtualization, data storage, protection, availability and recovery, today announced that Concord, New Hampshire-based Northeast Delta Dental engaged Broadleaf to deliver a comprehensive server virtualization and storage solution. Broadleaf used its proven engagement process to enable the dental insurer to reduce its disaster recovery time from weeks to hours (or even minutes) and cut its administrative and energy costs. Northeast Delta Dental joins a growing list of enterprises enlisting Broadleaf for cost-effective strategies for server and storage virtualization, replication, business continuity and disaster recovery.

As companies of all sizes become increasingly dependent on uptime for both applications and data, the demand for cost-effective, easy-to-manage storage and protection strategies, including business continuity and disaster recovery components, continues to grow. Responsible for claims of nearly 700,000 people, Northeast Delta Dental recognized the business imperative of reducing its recovery time in the event of server downtime or data loss. They looked at the myriad of vendors and sought a partner that could design an architecture tailored to the insurers' daily business needs and disaster recovery goals and recommend the optimal virtualization and shared storage technology.

"Broadleaf analyzed all the possible solutions and recommended the technologies best suited to our specific needs and goals," said Mike Bourbeau, Northeast Delta Dental's vice president of information systems. "With Broadleaf's solution and implementation expertise, Northeast Delta Dental successfully deployed server and storage virtualization that guarantees improved data protection, application availability and recoverability in case of an on-site loss. Not only does our new infrastructure minimize our disaster risk, it also ensures that we will have rapid recovery, limited downtime and little or no data loss in the event of a disaster beyond our control."

"Entrenched in the storage and virtualization solutions and markets, the Broadleaf team helps our customers achieve their data storage and protection objectives," said Eric Faucher, VP of Client Solutions for Broadleaf. "By first taking the time to understand our clients' business and technical environments, needs, challenges and budget, we can then design the optimal architecture to achieve the storage, protection, uptime and recoverability goals and recommend the ideal vendor solutions."

About Northeast Delta Dental

With nearly five decades of expertise in the dental benefits industry, Northeast Delta Dental administers the dental benefits of close to 700,000 people in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. It offers programs for businesses of all sizes and individuals with no access to employer-sponsored group dental insurance.

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About Broadleaf

Founded in 2002, and headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Broadleaf helps organizations take advantage of the optimal data storage, virtualization, and WAN optimization technologies to meet their goals. Providing hardware, software and on-going services, Broadleaf delivers budget-conscious integrated solutions for data protection, business continuity, performance monitoring and growth management problems. Broadleaf uses its process-oriented approach to architect, design and implement a successful solution for each client's unique environment. For more information about Broadleaf, please visit

On November 18, 2009, Broadleaf will present a lunch seminar for IT professionals on the topic of virtualization in Boston. For more details and to register, go to:

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