“The cost with managing your own IT infrastructure, your own data centers, is really getting out of hand.”
This quote from Nick Bruno, the CEO of Barrister Digital Solutions (BDS), could have been said by almost any C-level executive at almost any organization in the world. It’s one of the main drivers for companies looking to switch from an on-premises model to the hybrid cloud.
BDS provides litigation support by customizing eDiscovery through the full lifecycle for its legal services clients, and it provides a range of document services for customers in industries from utility companies to educational institutions. For BDS and other companies that deal with highly sensitive client data, the decision to utilize the cloud is especially complex. In the video below, Nick Bruno details his company’s decision process, and the drivers that eventually led them to choose ClearSky’s on-demand primary storage with built-in backup and disaster recovery.
Let’s look at three of BDS’ decision points, in Nick’s own words.
1. Capital expenditures versus operating expenditures in the cloud
“We had two choices… One: continue with the capital expenditure of a storage unit that would be on-prem that we would manage through our MSP, or something that would be more palatable, with less upfront cost, [and expenses] that would be over a period of time and be able to fluctuate with our data.”
2. Ease of managing data
“If I’m not interacting with ClearSky, I’m happy. That means everything is going well, our data is safe, and we have no incidents.”
3. Data security and peace of mind
“We deal with law firms with very highly sensitive information. It’s really a peace of mind issue, not only for me, but for my clients.”
The interview gets to the heart of why DBS chose ClearSky’s solution. In it, Nick also discusses other benefits his company has seen, including the appeal of ClearSky’s advanced encryption, and how the ClearSky cloud-based solution has become a selling point and differentiator for BDS.
It only seems fitting that Nick gets the final word:
“We went from five racks of equipment down to one rack, with the help of ClearSky,” he reports.
“It gives me peace of mind knowing that we’re able to operate with a smaller footprint, but even more efficiently.”
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