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Portland Law Firm Rules in Favor of Cloud Hosting With Venyu

Ater Wynne LLP Brings Critical Data to the Cloud With Premier Cloud-Based Virtualization Solution

BATON ROUGE, LA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/27/12 -- Reinforcing the industry's verdict that Venyu is a leading provider of off-site data center services, cloud-based virtualization and battle-tested data recovery solutions, the company today announced the successful implementation of its cloud hosting solution at a top Portland law firm. Ater Wynne LLP is successfully leveraging the VenyuCloud platform to realize dramatic cost and efficiency savings by moving critical data to the cloud.

Based in Portland, Oregon, Ater Wynne LLP provides legal guidance for clients ranging in the practice areas of business, corporate finance, energy, international business, Indian law, litigation, telecommunications and wealth preservation. As one of the most tenured firms in the Pacific Northwest, the 50 attorney group is recognized as having its finger on the pulse of the political, business, and regulatory conditions affecting its client base.

"We pride ourselves on being much more than legal counsel -- we're a strategic business partner for our clients," said Lisa Cincotta, Director of Information Services, Ater Wynne LLP. "But to achieve this, we rely on easy, fast and seamless access to our business-critical data. That's why we explored the possibility of moving our data to the cloud."

In conjunction with their move to Windows 7 and Office 2010, the firm started upgrading and migrating their document management system, iManage, and continued with InterAction, Citrix, and other miscellaneous applications to their new secured, private cloud environment.

The law firm currently leverages a custom-built, private VMware cloud to realize the power of virtualization. The platform makes use of VMware vSphere to provide a controlled and secure environment -- permitting IT managers to easily provision cloud servers on demand.

Venyu's customized private cloud provides highly scalable control and administration of both users and servers. Users can access all features of VMware virtualization -- including its high levels of security, redundancy, high-availability, scalability and elasticity -- managed through a single pane of glass.

"Before Venyu, it was nearly impossible to do things on-the-fly. If a server was running low on space, we had no flexibility to adapt. This greatly limited our ability to store and share key information. This was a losing proposition for our attorneys and their clients," said Cincotta.

"We immediately became more efficient -- and experienced levels of speed and productivity we didn't think were possible," Cincotta said.

The private cloud solution has allowed Ater Wynne to significantly reduce the number of physical servers, freeing up costs associated with space and energy usage. The team also noted significant improvements in data security via controlled access to the servers. Moving forward, Cincotta notes the company will transition other critical systems. "The cloud is only going to grow in importance. With Venyu, I feel totally comfortable that -- whatever technology has in store for us -- we're ready," Cincotta concluded.

"In the legal profession, quick access to a client's documents is critical," said Scott Thompson, Venyu's CEO. "Venyu's cloud-based services are helping law firms streamline their document management process while adding a new layer of security and simplicity."

About Venyu

Venyu is a premier provider of data protection, recovery and availability services that maximize business continuity. By leveraging Venyu's portfolio of ROI-focused disaster recovery and backup solutions within secure, highly available data centers, organizations can reduce costs while increasing security and scalability. For more information about Venyu and its industry-leading solutions for online data backup, physical and virtualized recovery, managed hosting, SaaS, and co-location, please visit www.venyu.com. Your Data Made Invincible™.

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