Date Added: Apr 2011
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a large, international law firm with 18 offices around the world, wanted to optimize WAN traffic to enable fast document access to centralized data stores from remote locations via CIFS. It also wanted to accelerate data replication over the WAN to achieve its Recovery Point Objective (RPO) of no more than 60 minutes of data loss. The firm was able to achieve both objectives and enable a global data center consolidation using Riverbed Steelhead appliances and NetApp storage. The results of deploying were reduced reliance on courier services because documents can be sent quickly and securely over the WAN, enabled consolidation of global and IT architecture without requiring document stores at each site, etc.