Simmons & Simmons, an international legal practice based in the UK, has leveraged a private cloud solution from Orange Business Services, said a statement. The law firm introduced the Orange private cloud solution as part of a move toward an IT-as-a-service model to benefit its customers.
It evolved to now include an Orange managed backup solution using the Veeam platform, which provides a unified backup system and data replication for mission-critical applications and disaster recovery globally, said Orange Business Services.
Employing over 1,500 people, Simmons & Simons operates out of 22 offices in major business and financial centers throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. As an international law firm, it operates in an industry with stringent regulatory compliance and data security concerns.
Orange Business Services said it was selected as a supplier to help navigate the complexities of the cloud and overcome any governance issues. The partnership represents Simmons & Simmons’ first step into managed services, with further deployments planned in other key areas, such as unified communications to help continue the law firm’s journey toward digital transformation, said Orange Business Services.
“We sought a cloud and backup solution to provide greater protection than our legacy in-house infrastructure could support. With our data secured and our IT services running seamlessly – now managed by Orange Business Services – our internal staff can place their focus on business innovation and ultimately help us to improve the service we provide our clients,” said Stuart Rowlands, Global IT Director at Simmons & Simmons.
“Simmons & Simmons wanted to invest in a cloud and backup solution to enable them to increase the focus of their core business by providing the peace of mind that their infrastructure was both secure and productive. Orange Business Services was able to deliver tangible benefits to end users in providing data access anywhere, anytime, while reducing latency to improve application functionality,” said Fabrice De Windt, senior vice president Europe at Orange Business Services.