Lathrop & Gage Reaches A Verdict On Modern Data Management With CommVault Simpana Software And Integrated Snapshot Management

  Lathrop & Gage Reaches A Verdict On Modern Data Management With CommVault
             Simpana Software And Integrated Snapshot Management

Leading Law Firm Witnesses Dramatic Improvements in Backup & Recovery,
Snapshot Management & Virtual Server Protection by Replacing Symantec, Veeam
and Double-Take with Simpana Software

PR Newswire

OCEANPORT, N.J., Jan. 29, 2013

OCEANPORT, N.J., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT)
–Lathrop & Gage LLP, considered the oldest continuously operating law firm
west of the Mississippi River, replaced three separate software products for
snapshot management, replication, backup and recovery, virtual server
protection and disaster recovery, by consolidating on the CommVault® Simpana®
9 software platform. More than 750 employees, including 325 attorneys across
11 offices coast to coast, now have full confidence in their IT team's ability
to safeguard business-critical data and client files as well as crucial
applications, encompassing document management, legal discovery and litigation

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Lathrop & Gage relies heavily on hardware-based snapshots to meet expectations
for rapid application recovery and has integrated multiple snapshot management
solutions into one. By taking advantage of CommVault's IntelliSnap snapshot
management technology and seamless VMware integration, the firm has improved
its virtual server protection, safeguarding hundreds of virtual machines in
minutes. Full backups, which once took three to four days to complete, now can
be performed in less than one day.

The firm now has the ability to automatically snapshot all of its tier-one
applications, including crucial systems that drive law-firm operations.
Lathrop & Gage is now snapshotting close to 80 percent of its environment with
greatly improved reliability. Thanks to CommVault's embedded deduplication,
30-day retention of all backups is easily accomplished and the firm has
realized a 30x snapshot space savings by reducing 300 TBs of snapshot data to
10 TBs of deduplicated snapshots.

Centralized Management Yields Dramatic Reduction in Administration and
Capacity Requirements

Managing disparate data protection platforms overburdened the firm's
three-member team responsible for data protection, especially as successful
backups and restores became "hit or miss." Moreover, it became exceedingly
difficult to ensure that Lathrop & Gage's environment, which was 90 percent
virtualized, could keep pace with ongoing expansion and dynamic workloads. In
particular, the team experienced persistent problems performing snapshots of
its VMware environment, highlighted by an incident where they couldn't recover
a virtual machine.

To alleviate its backup and recovery pain, Lathrop & Gage replaced Symantec
Backup Exec, Veeam and Double-Take software with CommVault Simpana software,
consolidating all its data protection requirements on a unified platform. In
doing so, the firm was able to realize dramatic performance improvements in
backing up and recovering 70 TBs of critical data while CommVault's single
console management slashed administrative time from approximately 30 hours to
about two hours each week.

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Capacity Licensing, Deduplication & Virtual Server Protection Provide Power
for Attorneys

CommVault's capacity licensing model made it easy for Lathrop & Gage to take
advantage of broad functionality for backup, recovery, deduplication, snapshot
management and replication in an economical way. Additionally, this model,
which offers a simple price per terabyte, made it easy to accommodate separate
agents for the firm's SQL, Exchange, Active Directory, NDMP and SharePoint

The combination of CommVault's capacity licensing and single console
management helped Lathrop & Gage embrace the benefits of modern data
management without increasing the cost, time and effort to manage its
integrated processes. Not only does it take less administration to oversee
operations, it requires less time to perform backups and restores.

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"Like many organizations today, Lathrop & Gage faces the challenge of managing
and protecting data in a highly virtualized, geographically dispersed
environment, which can be a complex proposition when using legacy tools or
point solution," said David West, senior vice president of worldwide marketing
and business development at CommVault. "CommVault is focused on enabling
anywhere, anytime recovery of applications and data to help customers attain
rapid ROI through centralized operations and advanced technologies like
snapshot management."

"There are no excuses when it comes to data protection. Fortunately, with
CommVault Simpana software, we never need one as everything works just as it's
supposed to each and every time," said Todd Russell, a lead network engineer
for Lathrop & Gage. "By going with CommVault, we replaced three products,
saved money with capacity licensing and reduced our administrative overhead.
But more than that, we now have 100 percent confidence when we tell our
partners their data is protected and we can restore anything in our 30-day
window. That's a huge trust factor—and you can't put a number on that."

"Simpana software will pretty much work with anything as you can virtualize a
physical machine easily and then move things around so you can build your
infrastructure the way you want. Simpana software fits like a glove, no matter
how you want to do it. Physical, virtual, it all works flawlessly," David
Alberico, a lead network engineer for Lathrop & Gage. "Everything we put in
production, CommVault has an answer for. Not a work-around or cobbled-together
solution, but one that is seamlessly integrated and easy to manage, which
gives us peace of mind."


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