MinnWest Bank

Riverbed® Powers Disaster Recovery for Minnwest Bank
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  • Design and deploy a viable disaster recovery strategy
  • Reduce IT environment complexity
  • Comprehensively protect financial and other data


  • Successfully protecting over 8 TB, all company data, every day
  • Meeting recovery point objective of 1 hour or less
  • “Turn key” operations with minimal administration


With an initiative to reduce IT environment complexity and deploy a viable disaster recovery strategy, Minnwest needed to comprehensively protect its data.

Minnwest Bank was officially founded in 1987, although some branches have over 125 years of helping the people and business owners of southwest Minnesota build their dreams. Minnwest’s primary customers include families and family-owned businesses such as farms, retailers, residential construction, small manufacturing, distributors, and commercial builders.

Today, Minnwest Corporation continues to be a family-owned banking operation. With over $1 billion in assets and 25 offices in 19 communities throughout Minnesota and South Dakota, the Corporation has grown into one of Minnesota’s largest bank holding companies. Minnwest is the 6th largest bank in Minnesota and the 4th largest bank headquartered in the state.



  • Steelhead 5050-M appliances configured in each data center


“IT operations group within Minnwest, set out to improve the situation and minimize the risk of lost data in the event of a disaster.”

Jonathan Schiller, CEO



United States


Finance and Insurance

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