• Law firm MacRoberts LLP selects Gridstore for document management

        • Gridstore has announced that Scottish law firm, MacRoberts LLP, has chosen its Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) to manage over 40 million documents across the practice’s three sites, as a result of a major infrastructure refresh.

          The new instalment replaced six racks of servers and storage, reduced the physical footprint and power use, as well as bringing near real-time replication. The decision to bring in a new solution aims to stop business risks to the organisation, including limiting its ability to meet its partner and customer demands, limiting scalability and onerous management overhead, along with slow performance caused multiple issues, including risk of losing data.

          Robert Crichton, Enterprise Infrastructure Architect, MacRoberts LLP said, “we had 40 different systems, with different VMs and in some cases, limited virtualisation, with direct attached storage. It was a business risk and what we really needed was to consolidate and reduce the complexity and gain capacity.

          "Many factors were considered when choosing Gridstore including the simplicity of Gridstore’s system compared with different VMware-based systems. It is a solution based on Microsoft technology and this meant that not only were we working within an environment we knew, we were getting the benefits of working with Windows Hyper-V technology, while future proofing our investment.”

          Data protection was also becoming a big issue with MacRoberts estimating it has over 40 million documents stored. Having evaluated a number of solutions before choosing Gridstore, it now has around 75 virtual machines deployed on Gridstore HyperConverged Appliances plus added additional storage using Gridstore Hybrid Storage Nodes. The additional capacity is being used for backups at least once a day, decreasing risk of critical data loss.

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