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Simmons & Simmons Enhances Flexibility and Security with Private Cloud and Unified Backup Solution from Orange Business Services

  • Future-proof solution allows staff to focus on innovation and customer
  • Managed global backup for disaster recovery and simple data management

Simmons & Simmons, an international legal practice based in the UK, has
leveraged a private cloud solution from Orange
Business Services
for greater business flexibility and improved
resilience for vital customer data.

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The law firm introduced the Orange private cloud solution as part of a move toward an IT-as-a-servic ...

The law firm introduced the Orange private cloud solution as part of a move toward an IT-as-a-service model to benefit its customers. (Photo: Business Wire)

The law firm introduced the Orange private cloud solution as part of a
move toward an IT-as-a-service model to benefit its customers. It
evolved to now include an Orange managed backup solution using the Veeam
platform, which provides a unified backup system and data replication
for mission-critical applications and disaster recovery globally.
Simmons & Simmons now benefits from a future-proof solution to deal with
rapidly-changing industry demands and reduce the burden of managing
legacy IT infrastructure.

Employing over 1,500 people, Simmons & Simons operates out of 22 offices
in major business and financial centers throughout Europe, Asia, the
Middle East and Africa. As an international law firm, it operates in an
industry with stringent regulatory compliance and data security concerns.

Orange Business Services was selected as a supplier to help navigate
the complexities of the cloud
and overcome any governance issues.
The partnership represents Simmons & Simmons' first step into managed
services, with further deployments planned in other key areas, such as
unified communications to help continue the law firm's journey toward
digital transformation.

"We sought a cloud and backup solution to provide greater protection
than our legacy in-house infrastructure could support. With our data
secured and our IT services running seamlessly – now managed by Orange
Business Services – our internal staff can place their focus on business
innovation and ultimately help us to improve the service we provide our
clients," said Stuart Rowlands, Global IT Director at Simmons & Simmons.

"We are delighted that Simmons & Simmons chose to partner with Orange
Business Services to upgrade their existing IT infrastructure. Simmons &
Simmons wanted to invest in a cloud and backup solution to enable them
to increase the focus of their core business by providing the peace of
mind that their infrastructure was both secure and productive. Orange
Business Services was able to deliver tangible benefits to end users in
providing data access anywhere, anytime, while reducing latency to
improve application functionality," said Fabrice De Windt, senior vice
president Europe at Orange Business Services.

About Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons is a world class international law firm in tune with
the business world. From our offices in major business and financial
centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we view the world
through the lens of our key sectors: asset management and investment
funds, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media and
telecommunications (TMT). We also focus on the Energy & Infrastructure
markets, in particular through our international projects and
construction teams.

For our clients this means they benefit from a law firm fully focused on
their sector, wholly understanding of the challenges that they face and
completely tuned in to their needs. Over the decades we have been
careful to build our international presence using a combination of local
lawyers with demonstrable local knowledge and fully integrated teams
acting together at a global level.

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About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services, the B2B branch of the Orange Group, and its
22,000 employees, is focused on supporting the digital transformation of
multinational enterprises and French SMEs across five continents. Orange
Business Services is not only an infrastructure operator, but also a
technology integrator and a value-added service provider. It offers
companies digital solutions that help foster collaboration within their
teams (collaborative workspaces and mobile workspaces), better serve
their customers (enriched customer relations and business innovation),
and support their projects (enriched connectivity, flexible IT and
cyberdefense). The integrated technologies that Orange Business Services
offer range from Software Defined Networks (SDN/NFV), Big Data and IoT,
to cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, as well as
cybersecurity. Orange Business Services customers include over 3,000
renowned multinational corporations at an international level and over
two million professionals, companies and local communities in France.

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annual sales of 41 billion euros in 2017 and has 260 million customers
in 28 countries at 30 June 2018. Orange is listed on Euronext Paris
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