Straight speaking law firm, Pinsent Masons, has signed a three year contract with Proact, the UK’s leading provider of enterprise Cloud Services, for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Service Management.
With reputation fundamental to its business, Pinsent Masons needed to ensure that key applications were protected against unplanned downtime. Keeping services online and deliverable to both users and clients was crucial. With a global presence, Pinsent Masons needed to consolidate as previously each office had its own local infrastructure. However, the capital expenditure associated with upgrading elements and consolidating others, meant that Pinsents needed to look at alternative cost models.
Due to its successful history with Proact and NetApp, Pinsent Masons approached Proact to help solve the challenge of aligning IT spend with business performance whilst delivering a robust business continuity plan.
Proact’s cloud Service Management and IaaS offerings, including onsite Storage as a Service (STaaS), has delivered significant benefits to Pinsent Masons namely greater availability, reduced costs and increased performance.
Eliminated upfront capital expense, offering a predictable monthly cost model
Improved efficiency and business alignment - removed wasted expenditure on unused disk, paying only for usage
Effective match of cash flow, expense, and asset utilisation
A storage infrastructure managed by specialists
True enterprise technology from the world's leading technology providers delivering availability and performance
An Enterprise class solution that delivers on all business critical SLAs
Pinsents now has total cost control of its storage environment
Minimised reputational and financial risk
Pinsent's IT team are now free to focus on key IT projects rather than backup
Makes it easy to predict storage costs over the next three years
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“Proact’s service has offered us a far more efficient solution that significantly increases performance and provides a guaranteed cost per GB, making it easy to predict storage costs over the next three years. Consultative in their approach, Proact worked closely with us to understand our need and design a solution that really did tick all the boxes.”Michael Jopling. Services Infrastructure Manager, Pinsent Masons.
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