UFS Introduces Co-Location Services
Nicolet Selects UFS Community DataCenter as Disaster Recovery Site based on leading cybersecurity and availability performance.

UFS Co-Location services will be used as the foundation for Nicolet National Bank’s Disaster Recovery Plan

Grafton, WI; March 2, 2016 – Nicolet National Bank, one of the largest community banks in Wisconsin, has made a strategic decision to leverage UFS Co-Location Services for their disaster recovery solution.  With planning and relocation services from UFS, work is underway to relocate disaster recovery related hardware to the UFS DataCenter.

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Upon project completion, Nicolet will realize greater protection against catastrophic events while reducing the workload for internal staff.  With Co-Location Services from UFS, physical hosting is completely managed by UFS in a state of the art datacenter, purpose-built for community banking.

“UFS is uniquely positioned to help Nicolet National Bank because of their focus on community banks. They have the ability to take the best of what they have learned and given us a specifically-designed solution. UFS is a trusted partner and continues to exceed our already high expectations.  Moving our disaster recovery site to their new data center was an easy decision.  They have built a state of the art facility with the flexibility to offer us exactly what we need at a fraction of the cost of doing it ourselves.”  – Mike Daniels, President & COO, Nicolet National Bank

“UFS’s data center is truly state of the art.  They have built a resilient architecture that employs the latest and greatest in diverse HVAC systems, power generation systems, biometric security access, and weather event tolerance.  I was excited to see a solution built to support us, and now we will put our disaster recovery systems right next to the core and online banking systems, easing deployment and making integration that much simpler.  In today’s connected world a strong Disaster and Recovery program is a must, not just for the regulators, but because it is the right thing to do for our customers.” – Jon Biskner, VP – Information Technology, Nicolet National Bank

“Giving our customers the peace of mind knowing their critical systems are located in a top tier datacenter and protected by the UFS CyberSecurity Suite, was very important to us.  We wanted to extend the same high level of protection and security we utilize to protect our critical systems to our customers while minimizing complexity.  We feel customers of any size can realize exceptional value by hosting primary or disaster recovery systems in our datacenter.  Our integrated services approach extends the benefits of SureConnect network connectivity to simplify communication between the bank and Co-Location systems.” – Mike Venaccio, VP – Integrated Technology Services


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About UFS
UFS provides core data processing and purpose-built digital banking solutions to a growing family of 50+ community banks, ranging in asset size from de novo’s to $10 billion. Customers look to UFS to provide reliable, accurate, and state of the art technology solutions that help them thrive.  UFS believes that our nation’s economy needs great community banks and that they play a key role in enabling their customers to compete. Individually, their customers would have a difficult time delivering the technology solutions needed to compete with the big banks, but together as a UFS Community, UFS can put community banks in the position to go toe to toe with the big banks and win. The power of the UFS Community, together with the UFS expertise, levels the technology playing field. As the trend toward greater reliance on technology in banking continues, more demands are placed on banks to keep up with rapidly evolving technology. UFS is pleased to continue developing additional I.T. services that allow customers to focus on “Just Being a Banker”!


About Nicolet National Bank
Nicolet National Bank opened in November of 2000 as Green Bay’s newest community bank. Nicolet National is dedicated to fostering the continued growth of Green Bay and the surrounding communities through a diverse array of products and services. Nicolet National’s staff of experienced commercial and retail bankers is committed to understanding the financial needs of their customers and their business. By offering competitive solutions in commercial lending, private banking and retail banking, Nicolet National is devoted to helping businesses and individuals achieve their financial goals.

Nicolet National Bank distinguishes itself by providing unmatched customer service to each and every one of its clients. Nicolet National offers localized, knowledgeable decision-making designed to create long-lasting relationships within the community. From multi-million dollar commercial loans, to small personal loans, Nicolet National can deliver a customized solution to suit customers’ needs. Their staff understands that the success of Nicolet National Bank depends upon the success of their clients.

About UFS Co-Location Services
Co-Location Services from UFS enable clients to locate critical IT servers and data in a state of the art datacenter purpose-built for community banking.  UFS’s Co-Location services extend UFS’s core values in customer focus, compliance, availability and security by leveraging leading datacenter technologies.


DataCenter space is exclusively available to UFS customers in full or half rack space.  Redundant power, remote hands and secure network access via SureConnect is included as part of the Co-Location service.


For More Information
Please contact Mike Venaccio (mikev@ufsdata.com) for more information or to arrange a DataCenter tour.