Nationwide at a Glance

By Doug Bartholomew  |  Posted 2007-08-24 Print this article Print

The insurance firm was outgrowing its data center, but wanted to wait before building another one. Server virtualization boosted the efficiency of its existing facility.

Headquarters: 1 Nationwide Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 249-7111
URL: www.nationwide.com
Business: Provides auto, homeowner, property and casualty insurance, as well as diversifi ed fi nancial services including annuities and asset management.
VP, Technology Solutions, Nationwide Services Co.: Scott Miggo
Financials in 2006: $22.3 billion in revenue; $2.1 billion profit.
Challenge: Reduce power and processing space needs sufficiently to postpone $150 million-plus investment in new data center.

Doug Bartholomew is a career journalist who has covered information technology for more than 15 years. A former senior editor at IndustryWeek and InformationWeek, his freelance features have appeared in New York magazine and the Los Angeles Times Magazine. He has a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University.

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