Law Firms Deploy Nasuni for Simplified Storage, Management and Protection of Business Files

Law Firms Deploy Nasuni for Management of Files – Nasuni|Law Firms Deploy Nasuni for Management of Files – Nasuni

May 16, 2011

Security, Availability and Cost Savings Cited as Key Benefits to Cloud Storage of Legal Data with the Nasuni Filer

Natick, MA. – May 16, 2011 – Nasuni®, creator of the storage industry’s leading cloud gateway, today announced that leading U.S. law firms, including Fiddler, González and Rodríguez, P.S.C. and Gesmer Updegrove, LLP, are using the Nasuni Filer to radically simplify storage, management and protection of business files. The Nasuni Filer is uniquely suited to handle large volumes of legal data, offering unlimited file server capacity, built-in disaster recovery and backup, and file management capabilities that ensure compliance with records retention requirements—all while eliminating the expense of hardware infrastructure expansion and reducing the burden on existing storage systems.

The Nasuni Filer provides medium-sized enterprises with the ability to quickly and easily leverage the virtually unlimited capacity of the cloud to store and protect files offsite, while retaining functionality and performance that is on par with an on-premise NAS. All data is encrypted prior to being moved to the cloud, keeping it completely secure, and in the event of accidental file deletion, automatic snapshots of the entire file system ensure that lost files can quickly and easily be restored. If IT administrators want to delete snapshots for compliance, legal or security purposes, they can set up time-based policies that will permanently purge them, ensuring that deleted files remain irrevocably deleted.

At San Juan-based Fiddler, González and Rodríguez, P.S.C., one of the largest full-service law firms serving Latin America and the Caribbean, the IT organization needed to expand their file server storage capacity due to the growth of the firm’s email archive. In particular, the firm was interested in cloud storage, and ultimately selected Nasuni after a thorough cost-benefit analysis, in which the Nasuni Filer’s ability to secure and protect data in times of weather-related disaster factored significantly.

“For about the same monthly cost of keeping backup tapes offsite at a local vault, we are now able to keep critical documents safe and secure in the cloud, protecting our data from anything that happens on the island and meeting both our backup and disaster recovery needs. Additionally, we are spending significantly less time and fewer resources managing local data storage, which has freed our staff to focus on other major projects,” said Gabriel Pagen, IT Director at Fiddler, González and Rodríguez, P.S.C.  “Our local managed services provider, Solvado, brought the Nasuni Filer to our attention, and we expect to move most, if not all, our documents to the Nasuni appliance in the coming months.”

Gesmer Updegrove, LLP, a Boston-based law firm that provides legal advice to support the growth of technology companies through acquisition or IPO, relies on Nasuni for storage in the cloud. The firm stores a wide variety of files in the cloud, from case files that sometimes need to be permanently purged, to billing records that need to be kept for several years. Gesmer Updegrove LLP chose Nasuni in large part because it was the only cloud storage gateway vendor that offered end-to-end encryption and could guarantee secure deletion of files in the cloud.

“IT managers in the legal industry face a unique set of challenges around data retention and deletion. For each case, large volumes of research, evidence and related documents must be securely stored and maintained for easy retrieval by multiple parties, in multiple locations, at all times. Once a case is complete, this same data must be securely retained for a specified length of time by law—from months to years—and then properly disposed of,” said Andres Rodriquez, CEO of Nasuni. “With the number of cases ebbing and flowing and no way to predict storage requirements, cloud storage solutions like those provided by Nasuni help simplify the time and resource-consuming task of local storage management to ensure data is accessible and protected.

About Nasuni
Nasuni was founded in 2009 by storage veterans to deliver a secure gateway to cloud storage that makes the cloud feasible for business users. The Nasuni Filer is a virtual NAS file server that runs on VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer and leverages the resources of the cloud to simplify file storage and protection. Targeting the mid-market, Nasuni’s solution eliminates the need for incremental storage hardware and the resulting capital expense to manage unstructured file growth. The company is backed by North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners and Flybridge Capital Partners. To download the Nasuni Filer, or for more information, please visit

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