10 September 2015
Case Studies

Acronis Disaster Recovery Service Case Study: Bristows LLP

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Bristows LLP is a global full service London law firm, with strength in depth as well as breadth. Individually, the 260 employees and over 160 lawyers are recognized as some of the leading specialists in their fields of intellectual property and patent infringements. For more than 175 years, the Bristows name has represented a rigorous intellectual approach to the law, as well as a practical understanding of the ever-changing demands of business. With a single office right near the River Thames in London, the firm had long felt they needed to have an effective disaster recovery and offsite backup solution in place. Their original Disaster Recovery solution required 2-3 days using the installed backup application Attix5 and hardware provisioned by a 3rd party DR provider.

Bristows LLP was looking for a solution that would provide them with the capability to recover their whole environment quickly in the event of a disaster — with Recovery Time Objective (RTO) of no more than a few hours. With those targets, rebuilding their servers from scratch after a disaster was no longer an option.

Bristows LLP selected the Acronis Disaster Recovery Service:

  • Long standing relationship with their local partner Archivo
  • Improved risk management that is applicable for current and potential global technology customers
  • Dramatically improved recovery times from 2 to 3 days to a couple of hours for their entire data center
  • Minimal upfront expense with a monthly subscription service billing
  • Additional value of a local appliance that assists in rapid recoveries (under 15 minutes per server) plus improved upgrades
  • Assurance that their data would never leave the UK

The case study is for CIO, IT Managers and IT engineers who are planning to implement or improve disaster recovery in their data centers and would like to repeat the success of Bristows LLP in their own environment.