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Legal Industry Turns to RELDATA to Consolidate, Manage and Protect Data for Long-Term Retention, Discovery and Compliance Requirements


March 29, 2011 - Parsippany, NJ

RELDATA Inc. (www.RELDATA.com), the innovation leader in unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI, announced today that a growing number of law firms and legal service providers are deploying the RELDATA Unified Storage System (http://www.reldata.com/products) to consolidate, manage and protect data for long-term retention, discovery and compliance requirements. With mounting volumes of data and information growth in the legal industry, RELDATA addresses the key areas of eDiscovery, regulatory compliance and storage cost optimization with a comprehensive unified storage solution. Organizations such as eDirect Impact, a leading provider of litigation data hosting and support services, have chosen RELDATA to meet their current and future storage needs.

Data storage is critical to the legal industry, with regulatory compliance and eDiscovery mandating that law firms retain, and keep accessible, huge amounts of client data. Experts put annual data growth in the legal industry at 100 percent or more with larger firms and service providers routinely managing multiple terabytes of information. Today's storage solutions must enable these organizations to effectively meet business, legal and regulatory requirements associated with keeping sensitive legal data while simultaneously managing risk.

RELDATA's Unified Storage System has become the solution of choice for legal firms and service providers that seek a flexible, comprehensive and affordable solution that allows them to:

  • Reduce costs -- with RELDATA's "Save as You Grow" pricing model, there is no capacity-based licensing model or unnecessary bundled features.
  • Simplify storage management while fully utilizing their existing NAS, SAN and legacy systems.
  • Conserve IT resources by reducing the amount of IT staff time spent managing its storage infrastructure.
  • Scale their storage capacity as needed without worrying about additional cost or vendor lock-in.
  • Increase customer and user satisfaction with a reliable, high-speed storage system that protects customer data and meets service-level agreements.
  • Maintain an affordable, integrated, turnkey archive data solution for long term data retention and compliance requirements.

eDirect Impact (eDI), a leading provider of litigation data hosting and support services, turned to RELDATA to cost-effectively scale its massive and rapidly growing multi-vendor storage infrastructure. RELDATA's open architecture was especially important to eDI because they needed a solution that would work with its existing multi-vendor storage environment. "Typically, committing to a particular storage solution restricts your future options," said Brian Maurer, CIO of eDI. "RELDATA allows us to fully leverage our existing storage investment while at the same time giving us new flexibility and the ability to choose a mixture of arrays to meet our needs."

A midwestern law firm with more than 400 lawyers in 15 offices across the U.S. employs a RELDATA system to archive, discover and protect content for long-term retention and compliance. The firm needed to put older, infrequently used content onto its archive system to optimize its storage environment and reduce costs. RELDATA's unified storage solution has helped streamline the firm's overall storage infrastructure by providing a single solution to archive, restore and protect this data for long-term retention and compliance.

Built from the ground up, the RELDATA Unified Storage platform is based on an open, software-centric architecture that delivers superior performance for storage consolidation within complex multi-vendor and virtualized server environments. RELDATA's Unified Storage Engine (USE) leverages the iSCSI fabric to manage block and file environments more cost-effectively than Fibre Channel (FC) alternatives. It provides mid-size and remote enterprises with significant benefits compared to alternative FC networks including ease of implementation and simplified storage management that results in significant cost savings.

"The legal industry is faced with explosive data growth, storage management complexity and soaring costs that challenge them to ensure long-term data retention and regulatory compliance," said Victor Walker, CEO, RELDATA. "Our unified storage solution provides a cost-effective way for customers in the legal industry to efficiently protect, manage and recover critical content while ensuring investment protection for their existing storage infrastructure."

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About RELDATA
RELDATA is the innovation leader in unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI which cost-effectively enable mid-size and distributed enterprises to nondisruptively consolidate, virtualize and protect business data across multi-vendor platforms, providing highly scalable, cost-effective integrated storage, disaster recovery and high availability solutions. The RELDATA Unified Storage Engine (USE™) platform allows companies to integrate their existing storage infrastructure to minimize the functional compromise of siloed block and file solutions while reducing administration costs and data protection compliance risk, and preserve current storage investments at lower total costs. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, RELDATA solutions are available through a global network of value added resellers. For more information, visit www.RELDATA.com.

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