NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments, has announced today that Lang, Richert, and Patch law firm, has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their VMware environment.
Founded in 1963, Lang, Richert, and Patch (LRP) is a medium-sized law firm located in California's San Joaquin Valley. The practice is diverse, with national, state, and local clients, relying on the firm’s experience and success in case analysis and litigation, insolvency and bankruptcy, business ethics, transactions, and estate planning.
LRP law firm has a hybrid IT infrastructure, utilizing VMware ESXi hosts and traditional standalone servers, and is slowly transitioning into a fully virtualized environment. Achieving 24/7 availability of information is a top priority because the firm’s attorneys often work not only standard hours, but also can stay working through the night. By being available 24/7, the firm has to protect not only the data that is created on a daily basis, but also the client’s data that is utilized for the cases. If such information would be lost, the firm can lose the case, which is why data redundancy protection is of the highest importance.
“We have been using another VM backup solution and Synology NAS servers to protect our VMware VMs. The product required a fair amount of IT administration time and had a significant resource overhead. I was not a fan of the notifications system that the software provided, so I wanted a product that would deliver clean reports about every backup job,” says Darin L. Land, Director of Information Technology at LRP law firm.
Darin came across NAKIVO Backup & Replication on the Synology Package Center and installed the product on a DS1513+ NAS with 4GB RAM. Within a day, NAKIVO Backup & Replication was integrated with their infrastructure and Darin started to back up all VMware VMs in the test environment. “I enjoy the fact that NAKIVO Backup & Replication not only runs on the Synology NAS, but also has the backup repository on the NAS itself. Since we have a couple of Synology NAS servers that sort of mirror each other, we now have everything in one platform, and also a copy going to a FreeBSD ZFS repository,” says Darin.
“With NAKIVO Backup & Replication installed on a Synology NAS, all built-in components are integrated together, so it is fast to deploy and easy to manage the product. I have always been a big fan of the Synology products not only for their ease of use, but also because of the black box appliance philosophy,” says Darin.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication enables LRP law firm to consolidate their resources more professionally in terms of the amount of VM storage space available for backups, as well as helps dramatically increase VM backup speed. “I was just blown away about how fast I went from not even knowing anything about the set up to scheduling backup jobs pretty easily. After the initial full VM backup, all subsequent backup jobs are 50% faster than with our previous VM backup tool. VM storage space also dropped by over 20%, so I can now almost double the number of backups,” says Darin.
At LRP law firm, most of the backup jobs are scheduled during the night time, while a couple of critical systems are backed up a couple times per day during the afternoon. With the help of the daily reports, Darin is aware of all the activities that happen within the product. With the GFS backup retention policy, LRP law firm is also able to maximize the number of recovery points.
While maintaining fast VM backup speed is a huge advantage, having the ability to instantly recover individual files is also crucial to LRP law firm. “For us, it is really nice to have an ability to restore files in a pinch. Since our attorneys work with a huge number of files, this feature is a life saver. When time is of the essence and some files were deleted or lost, browsing, identifying, and restoring files in the shortest amount of time and without the full VM restore is amazing,” says Darin.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication, installed on a Synology NAS, enables LRP law firm to increase VM backup speed by 50% and reduce VM storage space by 20%. With instant file recovery, the firm can easily identify lost or deleted files and recover them near-instantly. “I worked in IT for over 30 years and have experienced many backup systems and I always thought of backups as just a necessary evil. Before NAKIVO Backup & Replication, I was never excited about using the backup product, so for sure, I have had a pleasant and surprisingly enjoyable experience with NAKIVO Backup & Replication so far,” says Darin.
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About LRP Law
Headquartered in Fresno, California, Lang, Richert, and Patch (lrplaw.net) is a law firm that has developed an outstanding reputation in the community for high quality, results-oriented legal services. Lang, Richert, and Patch has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbel as a “Firm of Distinction”, the highest honor bestowed by the organization. This long-standing reputation has given the firm the opportunity to serve sophisticated entities with broad ranges of legal needs. In the private sector, the firm’s clients include nationally recognized companies, including lenders, construction firms, and realty development companies. In the public sector, the clients include hospitals, universities, and schools.
NAKIVO (nakivo.com) is a US corporation founded in 2012. NAKIVO develops a fast, reliable, and affordable data protection solution for VMware, Hyper-V, and cloud environments. Over 10,000 companies are using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect and recover their data more efficiently and cost-effectively, while over 150 hosting, managed, and cloud services providers are using NAKIVO’s software to deliver VM BaaS and DRaaS to their customers. NAKIVO has a global presence with over 2,000 channel partners in 124 countries worldwide.