London—3 August, 
2011— Virtustream, Inc., 
 a
 leading 
provider 
of
 cloud
 services
 and 
next 
generation 
infrastructure 
solutions, today 
announced
 that 
Field
 Fisher 
Waterhouse 
(FFW), 
one 
of Europe’s 
leading 
law firms, will 
migrate
 its 
IT 
infrastructure 
from 
an 
internal 
physical
 environment 
to 
an 
agile 
cloud 
computing
 environment 
via 
Virtustream’s
 enterprise
 cloud 
platform xStream.
 Leveraging xStream, a 
secure 
and
 resilient
 cloud 
platform, 
FFW
 expects 
energy and 
cost 
savings 
as 
well 
as 
increased 
business
 continuity 
and 
disaster
 recovery.

FFW
 enlisted
 Virtustream’s
 Cloud
 Advisory
 Services team
 to 
analyze 
its 
existing 
infrastructure 
with Virtustream’s Advisor, 
a
 vendor agnostic 
cloud 
assessment 
tool.
 The 
Advisor 
generated
 a 
cloud 
usage 
model 
for 
FFW 
that 
assured 
the 
company 
of 
data
 security 
and 
availability 
in 
the 
cloud 
and
 provided 
a
 framework 
for 
a 
successful 
migration.

“At 
FFW,
 we’ve
 always 
believed
 that 
clever
 thinking
 can turn 
something 
uniform 
into 
something 
swift,
 agile 
and 
altogether 
more 
interesting, ”
said
 Maurice 
Tunney, Head 
of
 IT 
Solutions, Field
 Fisher
 Waterhouse.
 “Virtustream’s detailed
 assessment
 of
 our 
IT
 infrastructure 
demonstrated 
the
 potential
 that migration 
to 
the 
cloud could 
have 
on 
our
business.
 We
 look
 forward 
to 
working 
with
Virtustream 
to 
enable 
us 
to 
reduce
 operating 
 costs 
and 
continue
 to
 adopt 
new 
technology 
to 
better 
serve 
our 
clients.”

By 
consolidating
 several 
servers 
and
 migrating
 from
 a
 physical
 environment 
to
 an 
on‐premise
 cloud,
 over 
the 
next 
five 
years 
FFW
 expects 
to 
cut   its power
 consumption 
by 
up 
to 
70 
percent and
 carbon 
footprint 
by 
more 
than 
900 
tons, 
and 
reduce
 server 
costs 
associated 
with 
renewals,
 hardware 
and 
maintenance. 
FFW 
will 
also
 realize 
improved 
business
continuity
 as
 Virtustream’s 
xStream 
platform provides
 high 
availability
 and
 fault 
tolerance 
as 
a 
backbone 
for 
service
 continuity
 and 
automated 
data 
disaster 
recovery.

“Some 
organisations
 are
 still 
hesitant
 to 
fully 
embrace 
cloud 
computing 
noting 
security 
and 
reliability 
concerns, ”
said 
Kevin 
Reid, 
CEO
 and 
CTO 
of
 Virtustream.
 “Virtustream 
offers a 
full 
spectrum
 of 
cloud 
infrastructure 
options 
to 
accommodate 
enterprise 
clients’
 unique
 needs
 and 
has 
the
 expertise
 to 
transition 
organisations 
through
 the 
cloud
 adoption
 process.
 Taking 
Field 
Fisher 
Waterhouse 
through 
our 
Advisor
 assessment, 
we  
were 
able
 to 
determine 
that
 an 
on‐premise 
private 
cloud 
environment 
would 
deliver 
the
 most 
efficient
 cloud
 utilization 
while 
ensuring
 data 
security 
and
 disaster 
recovery.”

AboutVirtustream

Virtustream 
(www.virtustream.com) 
is
 an 
innovative 
cloud
 provisioning 
firm
 committed
 to 
delivering
 next‐generation 
infrastructure 
services 
to 
enterprise 
class 
customers.
 We
 leverage 
our secure 
high
 performance
 platform, 
xStream, 
to
 deliver
 highly
 available 
and 
elastic
 compute
 resources 
at 
true 
consumption‐based
 pricing. 
We
 lead 
our 
Cloud
 Platform
 Services 
with 
Cloud 
Advisory 
Services, 
providing 
expertise 
in 
the 
areas 
of 
cloud
 adoption, 
migration 
and 
architecture strategies 
and 
infrastructure‐related
 integration 
services.  
We
 provide 
ongoing 
support 
for 
our 
Cloud 
 Platform 
Services through 
two 
groups: 
our
 Cloud 
Cover team 
provides 
a 
managed
 service, from
 core 
infrastructure 
through 
enterprise 
applications and
 the Cloud 
Staging 
and
 Networks group 
that 
provides 
collocation, 
security
 and 
network 
services. 
Virtustream 
owns
 and 
operates 
its
 own
 data 
centers 
in
 the 
U.S. 
and 
U.K., 
and 
has 
offices 
in 
Washington, 
D.C., 
New
York, 
San
Francisco, 
Atlanta, 
London, 
Dublin
 and 
the 
Channel 
Islands. Keep 
tabs
 on 
us 
with
 Twitter: 
www.twitter.com/rjrogers87 and
www.twitter.com/Virtustream360.

CompanyContact:

Virtustream
Jan Warwick, 0870 345 3525
jan.warwick@virtustream.com
or
Schwartz Communications
Andrew Chatterton, 0208 090 8477
virtustream@schwartzcomm.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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