Eversheds Chooses DH2i DxConsole to Manage Microsoft SQL Server Environment

 Eversheds Chooses DH2i DxConsole to Manage Microsoft SQL Server Environment

Application Virtualization Solution Selected for its Ability to Ensure
Failover and High Availability (HA), Disaster Recovery (DR), Flexibility,
Scalability and Optimization

PR Newswire

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Feb. 11, 2013

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --DH2i™ Company, the world's
leading provider of hypervisor-less application virtualization solutions,
today announced that Eversheds, one of the largest and most successful law
firms in the world, has chosen its DxConsole™ application virtualization
solution to help manage its most business critical IT environment. More
specifically, Eversheds plans to utilize DxConsole to ensure failover and high
availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR), flexibility, scalability and
optimization of its Microsoft SQL Server environment.

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Eversheds' 4,500 lawyers and employees work as one global team, sharing a
distinctive culture, which has deep client relationships at its core. Whether
providing advice that is complex or straightforward, multi-national or local,
an attitude of delivering only the very best underscores everything the firm
does.

In 2012, Programme Manager Tim Connop identified the need for a significant
technology review. Its purpose was twofold; to maintain and enhance the high
level of service his team provides to internal employees and external clients,
and to comply with internal governance and external regulatory requirements.
During the review, Connop realized that Eversheds required a new solution to
help it to manage its Microsoft SQL Server environment. This is one of
Eversheds' most business critical environments as it hosts over 40 million
documents and associated metadata.

Eversheds turned to trusted advisor, Computacenter, one of Europe's leading
independent providers of IT infrastructure services. Computacenter
recommended a relative newcomer to the market, DH2i and its recently launched
DxConsole, application virtualization for Microsoft SQL Server. After initial
discussions with DH2i, the next step was to conduct an exhaustive proof of
concept (POC), which in this case included DxConsole piloting four very large
key Eversheds databases.

"The POC progressed exactly as planned. Failover to, and restarting in, both
data centers functioned perfectly, as well as restarting across various
nodes. We also got the application servers successfully communicating
directly with the databases," explained Connop. "Moreover, since our DBAs are
already familiar with the recently end-of-lifed PolyServe, we believe the move
to DxConsole will be seamless; avoiding the training and transition issues we
would likely have with other alternative technologies."

Connop added, "The fact that DH2i offers such a robust roadmap with support
for applications such as shared files, Citrix, and Microsoft SharePoint was
also a big plus. We look forward to learning more about these solutions and
how they can help us to improve the availability and performance of our other
business critical apps, as well as lower associated costs, as DH2i makes them
available."

"Eversheds regards the protection of its applications and data an upmost
priority – there is no room for negotiation here. It therefore recognized
that in order to maintain its SLA metrics, it required a new solution to
manage its SQL Server environment," said Don Boxley, Co-Founder and CEO,
DH2i. "DxConsole was chosen as it offers instance resiliency via failover
from host-to-host and/or site-to-site. For DR, DxConsole can dynamically
re-host SQL Server instances anywhere – freely and transparently, within and
between heterogeneous physical, virtual and cloud environments." He
continued, "In addition, DxConsole enables SQL Server instances to be
load-balanced, quickly and transparently, to onsite or remote resources
providing virtually unlimited flexibility and scalability. This also enables
onsite resources to be fully optimized and capital expenditures to be
deferred."

About DH2i

Based in Fort Collins, CO, DH2i Company is the leader in providing
hypervisor-less application virtualization solutions that enable agile,
always-on infrastructures where enterprise applications can move freely and
transparently within and between heterogeneous physical, virtual and cloud
environments, with very little interruption in service. Its flagship software
product, DxConsole for SQL Server enables customers to create a private cloud
utility that meets the high performance and availability needs of
mission-critical SQL Server application environments. By addressing all
capital and operational cost elements (CapEx and OpEx) associated with
managing SQL Server, it lowers Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by over 50%. For
further information, please visit: www.dh2i.com, email: info@dh2i.com, or
call: (970) 295-4505.

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are trademarks of DH2i Company. All other brand or product names contained in
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PR Contact:

Nicole Gorman

Corporate Communications

DH2i Company

M: 508-397-0131
nicole.gorman@dh2i.com







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