Anexinet

Duane Morris Case Study

The Company

Named one of U.S. News’ 2019 Best Lawyers/Best Law Firms, Duane Morris provides innovative legal and business solutions. And with 128 partners and 800 legal professionals around the globe, the firm was experiencing significant growth—a great problem to have, but one that brings the challenges of growing IT needs, increasingly complex budget management, and greater effort to maintain liquidity.

Challenge

The client was due for a technology refresh and initially pursued the typical cap-ex route. However, with an evolving company strategy and infrastructure landscape, the client realized they needed something flexible enough to accommodate their agile operations. Partnering with Anexinet enabled them to identify and integrate the ideal solution: HPE GreenLake coupled with SimpliVity.
“Unpredictable times and changing business plans create an added need for flexibility. Thanks to Anexinet’s technical prowess and forward thinking, they were able to deliver a new infrastructure that met the needs of the customer’s evolving business strategy with the flexibility and freedom offered through HPE GreenLake.”

— Leslie Maher, VP North America Channel and Ecosystems, HPE

Benefits

The partnership with Anexinet allowed the client to maintain liquidity, increase predictability, and retain headcount—all while giving the firm the security, speed and agility to attract greater numbers of customers, even in these difficult times.

HPE GreenLake’s proprietary metering technology enabled better planning and forecasting by providing cost metrics for compute and storage requests. This unique functionality resulted in reducing their annual storage budget by over 35%.
“Anexinet does not look at us like a dollar figure. It’s clear they care about our business and they want our firm to be successful…If we’re not realizing the big picture, they recommend best-fit solutions that we don’t know about. As a trusted partner, I feel like I can call Anexinet at any point in time and they will make themselves available and listen to me.”

— Brigitte Colbert Systems/Storage Manager, Duane Morris

Solution

HPE GreenLake and SimpliVity deliver flexible infrastructure along with additional liquidity for day-to-day operations. HPE GreenLake’s pay-per-use model, with variable payments based on actual metered usage, and rapid scalability via an on-site capacity buffer, enabled the client not only to grow, but to adapt and thrive.