Reldata Complements EMC

Reldata announced that doeLegal has chosen Reldata's 9240 Unified Storage Gateway appliance

May 30, 2007

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- RELDATA, the leader of a new generation of unified storage systems, announced today that doeLegal, LLC, of Wilmington, DE, has chosen RELDATAs 9240 Unified Storage Gateway appliance, combined with Infortrend RAID 6 arrays, to effectively extend its EMC® storage.

EMC® NAS storage was the first to be implemented by doeLegal. The company rapidly reached a point where they needed greater storage capacity and scalability. “We have about a billion customer files, and it’s growing rapidly. In our world of large NAS storage, iSCSI connections, replication and rapid data growth, we needed to find a cost effective solution,” says Chalkley Matlack, senior network engineer.

doeLegal enlisted the help of Vienna, Virginia-based Selenetix, a storage and security solutions reseller focused on business continuity and disaster recovery since 1995. Selenetix recommended a RELDATA 9240 storage gateway to doeLegal.

doeLegal operates in fourteen countries across most continents and manages complex collaborative litigations by hosting applications for more than one-third of the firms comprising the Am Law 100. doeLegal is a leader in hosting sensitive legal data and continually sharpens its abilities to secure data, protect privacy, and ensure high availability in its delivery of 24/7 case management, electronic litigation discovery, and billing and budgeting controls to its clients.

“The RELDATA solution could handle petabytes of storage, not just 16TB like the EMC® system, and it could do both active-active and active-passive failover,” says Matlack. “Cost of storage was substantially less with RELDATA. Configuration and deployment was simple and fast. It cut deployment time in half, and the cost was one-third less than EMC®.“In addition, our file-level replication performance is 30% faster. Our block-level replication is extremely fast,” says Matlack. doeLegal implemented a RELDATA/Infortrend unified storage system at their Disaster Recovery site and another system at their primary site, co-existing with the EMC® Celerra® system. File replication was used between their Celerra® NAS server and a RELDATA Unified Storage System at the Disaster Recovery site. Block level replication was used between the RELDATA system at the primary site and the RELDATA system at the Disaster Recovery site.

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