Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP is an international law firm focused on business law and at the heart of some of the largest and most complex commercial and financial matters. It is the market leader in each of its core practice areas with clients ranging from governments, international agencies, and educational institutions to trusts and estates. Davies is an integrated firm of approximately 250 lawyers with offices in Toronto, Montréal, and New York.
Evans Vogas, Network Operations Analyst, helps ensure Davies’ infrastructure is meeting the legal industry’s needs. “Our lawyers are very clients focused. That means our IT infrastructure must be reliably available 24 hours a day seven days a week. With Rubrik, we can reduce our RPOs, ensure fast recovery, and meet the requirements in our industry,” said Vogas.
Our lawyers are very clients focused. That means our IT infrastructure must be reliably available 24 hours a day seven days a week. With Rubrik, we can reduce our RPOs, ensure fast recovery, and meet the requirements in our industry
Inability to meet SLAs due to lengthy backups
High costs with additional hardware and licenses to support use cases beyond backup
Complex management and difficulty setting up public cloud archival
50% reduction in TCO
7x improvement in data efficiency
91% data center footprint reduction
RPO reduced from 12 hours to minutes
Rubrik for virtual and physical SQL to deliver high-performance backups
Digital transformation initiatives have a significant impact on optimizing employee efficiency and enhancing the overall guest experience.
Quick recovery and live storage for DevOps
Slow backups and complex management with legacy solution
Vogas and team previously revamped their IT to transition to virtualization and eliminate backup tapes. As they were looking to move to public cloud and scale their infrastructure, they were constrained by their previous legacy environment. “Our previous solution wasn’t meeting our SLAs. Backups were going longer than the backup window,” said Vogas. “Secondly, replication did not work very well in our previous solution. It would create a backlog and require manual cleanup. It was also incredibly complex to set up and manage, especially archival to public cloud. You had to be a rocket scientist!” Given increasing costs and lack of reliability with their previous approach, Davies began to look for another solution. “As our backup dissatisfaction increased, it didn’t make sense to invest more money into a legacy approach when there were better solutions in the market, such as Rubrik. Now backup is simple!” said Vogas.
Our previous solution wasn’t meeting our SLAs. Backups were going longer than the backup window. Secondly, replication did not work very well in our previous solution. It would create a backlog and require manual cleanup.
Delivering high performance, fast recovery, and on-ramp to public cloud
“Rubrik brought the fun back to backup,” said Vogas. Davies uses Rubrik for backup, disaster recovery, replication, public cloud archival, and test/dev across their virtual, physical, and remote environments.
Total hard savings before and after Rubrik
With Rubrik, Davies reduced its TCO by more than 50% by eliminating additional hardware and licenses to dedup or send data to the cloud.
The Rubrik backup is more than 2x faster than our previous solution. Also, its deduplication rate is significantly better.