Legal Professionals Work with Dell Partner MWL Systems to Solve Mystery of Rapid Data Protection

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PartnerDirect is Dell’s global channel partner program. In Europe we have numerous case studies showcasing the capabilities of our international network of Dell Certified Partners. Over the coming weeks I’ll be blogging about some of these great success stories which demonstrate the true value-add that Dell solution providers and resellers alike are bringing to the fore.

As IT gets more tightly woven into the fabric of business operations, many companies are thinking about what would happen if those systems were suddenly hit by a disaster. How would we get our data back? How much money could we lose? Liverpool-based legal firm Paul Rooney Partnership (PRP) wrestled with just these kinds of uncertainties.

The solicitors firm has been delivering legal services for more than 30 years. With so much depending on reliable access to its line-of-business applications, the company couldn’t let an IT emergency get in the way. The answer lay in developing a disaster recovery infrastructure and virtualizing IT.  Dell Partner MWL Systems stepped in and proposed a hosted disaster recovery solution and virtualization using VMware.

Leaving nothing to chance, MWL Systems worked closely with Dell consultants to create a lab environment in which to validate the data recovery solution. It also ran tests to highlight application compatibility. But the beauty of the MWL Systems proposal was that the Dell Partner clearly had the expertise and experience to deliver the whole package – leaving PRP staff to get on with their work.

Now services can be regained in less than 60 minutes in an emergency and PRP has consolidated its IT infrastructure by around 60 per cent. The IT team has also lightened its own workload – and reduced storage management time by around 50 per cent. 

Thanks to seamless collaboration between all parties, the project was a great success. PRP completed the engagement safe in the knowledge that it had found a Dell Partner that could meet its needs for years to come.

You can download the full case study here at the Dell Partner Showcase, where you’ll also find additional case studies featuring Dell Preferred and Premier Partners. You can also click on the image below to get right to the Paul Rooney Partnership Case Study:

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