CU*Answers assists with technology upgrade planning for Ripco Credit Union

In preparation for a fall deployment, CU*Answers, the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based cooperative CUSO, and Rhinelander, Wisconsin-based Ripco Credit Union, have started the planning process for a technology refresh of RIPCO’s high availability and disaster recovery server. The credit union will be migrating their back up production server from IBM’s POWER6 architecture to IBM’s new POWER9 processor.

Scott Collins, Executive Vice President of National Sales and Marketplace Relationships for the CUSO commented: “I have had the pleasure of working with the Ripco team for more than a decade, and this latest project validates their ongoing commitment to continue to invest in new IBM core technology to ensure they can deliver the most reliable operations environment for members and staff. Our implementation team is looking forward to rolling the new High Availability server into their network this fall and doing so in a non-disruptive manner.”

Collins added that the CU*Answers and Ripco have collaborated on several similar IBM server upgrades during the past fifteen years. “As a self-processing credit union, Ripco understands the importance of investing in an effective business continuity strategy. This latest deployment is a continuation of that sound strategy.”

About CU*Answers, Inc.

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 $21.5 billion in credit union assets. For more information, visit