The new infrastructure delivers 10GbE performance, underpins the firm’s virtualised data centre strategy
UK based law firm Watson, Farley & Williams has selected networking firm Brocade to deliver a data centre networking application based on Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switches.
The law firm deployed two Brocade VDX 6720 switches at the law firm’s London headquarters and new infrastructure delivers 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) performance.
The new data centre network deployment will provide the performance and resilience needed to support high traffic and daily data volumes and will give Watson, Farley & Williams the long-term flexibility and capacity it requires for its business expansion.
The law firm selected Brocade to address IT challenges resulting from business growth and international expansion, the company said.
Brocade UK/Ireland country manager Marcus Jewell said the Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switches have solved Watson, Farley & Williams’ storage network performance issues with the virtualised servers.
"The firm’s requirements have been met and the feedback we have received is that the installation has practically been an ‘install and forget’ process — a perfect outcome given law firms can’t tolerate any systems downtime," said Jewell.
Watson, Farley & Williams IT manager Richard Latham said every three years, the firm replace its storage to add more capacity given it supports more users and more locations.
"During this particular cycle, all three elements were upgraded — storage, servers and the network — in order to improve the performance of our virtualized data center," said Latham.