DartPoints Fosters Successful Journey to Cloud for Prominent Cincinnati Law Firm

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The Story

Law Firm

Founded in 1954, KMK Law is a Cincinnati-based corporate law firm. The firm delivers
sophisticated legal solutions to businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50
corporations and their reach extends across the nation.

The Challenge

Risk Reduction & Cost Savings

Due to aging hardware and infrastructure, KMK Law was ready for a full refresh of their
storage and compute resources. However, revamping their in-house data center with a new IT platform, in addition to the cost of power and redundancy, would be too expensive of an investment. Another significant factor the firm had to consider was the risk involved in maintaining their IT equipment in an aging building, and with a modest IT team at that. KMK Law decided to outsource their in-house data center to a purpose-built environment through a cloud provider, a decision based largely upon risk reduction.

The Solution

Full Transition to the Cloud

KMK chose DartPoints as their provider because they were impressed with their team’s depth of knowledge and the technology and systems they had in place. Because Disaster Recovery (DR) offers a low-risk starting point for a cloud adoption strategy, KMK first implemented DR and backup as a service via DartPoints’ Recovery Cloud (DRaaS) to protect their production environment housed at the firm’s on-premises data center, just a few blocks from DartPoints’ downtown Cincinnati facility. A private Metro Ethernet circuit between DartPoints and KMK’s office provides the necessary connectivity for data protection and replication.

After DartPoints’ success in standing up the DR and backup solution, KMK decided it was time to move forward with the full transition to the cloud. The firm opted for a single-tenant environment in DartPoints’ Private Cloud which provides the level of security and dedicated resources their business requires to protect their sensitive legal documents and ensure their business-critical applications are always available. In addition, DartPoints’ Next Gen Firewall provides KMK with advanced and comprehensive network security.

The Results

Reduced Risk with Ultra Secure Private Cloud Environment

  • Low-risk starting point for cloud adoption in Recovery Cloud (DRaaS)
  • Ultra-secure Private Cloud environment
  • Private Metro Ethernet circuit provides the necessary connectivity for data
    protection and replication
  • The transition to DartPoints’ Private Cloud and Recovery Cloud platform has dramatically reduced the risk the firm carried when managing their data center in-house

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