TWM Solicitors LLP Transforms IT Infrastructure with EMC

           TWM Solicitors LLP Transforms IT Infrastructure with EMC

Law Firm Selects EMC Over Dell; Improves Storage Utilization by 200%,
Deployment Time by 96% and Achieves Cost Savings of 15,000 pounds Sterling Per
Year with EMC VNX

PR Newswire

HOPKINTON, Mass., April 11, 2013

HOPKINTON, Mass., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC)
today announced that TWM Solicitors LLP, a mid-sized law firm based in the UK,
has chosen EMC^® technologies to transform its IT infrastructure, power its
virtualization strategy and better support its commercial and private law
services. TWM Solicitors has selected EMC VNX^® unified storage with EMC Total
Protection Pack to consolidate and transform its storage infrastructure and
help effectively manage its mission-critical applications, such as Microsoft
Exchange, Microsoft SQL, IRIS practice management solutions, BigHand and CRM.
TWM Solicitors is also using VMware^® vSphere^™ for its 95% VMware virtualized
infrastructure.

Customer Benefits:

  oIncreased Performance and Efficiency —  With EMC VNX, TWM Solicitors has
    increased storage utilization by 200% and improved the speed and
    responsiveness of its operations and customer service.
  oSignificant Cost Savings — TWM Solicitors has reduced power and cooling
    demands while lowering CAPEX and OPEX costs, achieving a cost savings of
    £15,000 per year
  oImproved Data Protection — TWM Solicitors has lowered its recovery time by
    99%, recovering critical applications, such as Exchange, in just a few
    minutes with EMC RecoverPoint^™, instead of up to 48 hours with its
    previous solution.
  oStreamlined Administration —  TWM Solicitors has simplified the management
    of its mission-critical applications with VNX, reducing time to deliver
    new IT resources to internal users with approximately 96% faster
    deployment of new servers.
  oIncreased Data Availability —  With VNX and VMware vSphere, TWM Solicitors
    is able to efficiently manage its infrastructure and perform system
    maintenance without any service interruption to its client services.

Customer Challenges and Solutions

TWM Solicitors' legacy Dell storage environment was no longer providing
adequate capacity and system performance, and the firm's IT department
experienced difficulties meeting the growing needs of its internal users. To
better support its customer service and ongoing virtualization program, TWM
Solicitors needed a storage solution that could provide increased system
performance, cost-savings and the flexibility to support anticipated growth.

After evaluating several solutions, TWM Solicitors selected EMC VNX unified
storage with VMware vSphere ^ for its performance, efficiency and tight
integration with VMware. With its EMC and VMware technologies, the company has
improved performance, increased storage utilization by 200% and achieved
significant cost savings, including reductions in CAPEX and OPEX costs. TWM
Solicitors has also been able to lower its recovery time by 99% with EMC
RecoverPoint, recovering critical applications such as Exchange in just a few
minutes, instead of up to 48 hours with its previous solution. Tight
integration between VNX and VMware has simplified system management, reducing
administration time and cost and enabling TWM Solicitors' IT staff to focus on
more critical projects, while also driving new revenue-generating initiatives
for the firm. Additionally, TWM Solicitors has been able to reduce power and
cooling demands with VNX, resulting in annual cost savings of £15,000.

Customer Quote:

Alan Barrett, Head of IT, TWM Solicitors

"EMC's technology has had a dramatic impact on business performance. Our IT
environment needed to move at the same fast pace that our business moves. With
EMC, we were able to transform our IT infrastructure and move to a more
innovative and agile environment. EMC VNX provides us with the scalability to
meet future needs and enables us to explore new business opportunities, as
well as deliver an entirely more responsive experience of technology. With
EMC, we know that we have a stable, powerful platform — one that will support
our growth in the future."

"Because of VNX automation, we now have the time to drive additional value to
the firm. For example, we have scanned 80,000 wills into our Microsoft SQL
databases. Now, when a client walks in, we can locate their will in a matter
seconds rather than days, as used to be the case."

"Before deploying VNX, every time we wanted to run a new application we had to
purchase and install another server which could take 2-3 weeks. We've been
able to retire 35 Dell servers since implementing VNX, capturing £15,000 per
year in power and cooling cost savings. We expect our VNX investment will pay
for itself in less than three years."

Additional Resources:

  oRead the customer profile
  oRead about EMC RecoverPoint, EMC Total Protection Pack and EMC VNX
    unified storage
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About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service
providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service.
Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative
products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping
IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset
– information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional
information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.

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