IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - August 24, 2010) - Vision Solutions, Inc., the world's leading provider of information availability software and services for Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing markets, has announced three finalists for the 2010 Double-Take® Availability for Windows Legal Customer of the Year award. This international award recognizes the impactful use of the company's Double-Take Availability for Windows high availability and full server failover product. The winning firm will be selected based on the positive business impact of their implementation.

The legal sector recognizes the need for a more resilient IT infrastructure and the benefits a highly available infrastructure can provide. Firms need continuous access to full systems, including data, applications and operating systems, to avoid loss of revenue and productivity. In fact, a study conducted by revealed that downtime results in significant costs for law firms -- with reports ranging from $1,000-$10,000 per hour of downtime. When a firm's operations are interrupted, a profound ripple effect can occur and extend to every company the firm represents. Downtime and data loss can also affect a firm's reputation in the marketplace and its ability to meet compliance requirements.

This year's finalists use Double-Take Availability for Windows to provide application uptime and full server protection to keep their operations available, even through a disaster. The winner will be announced during the 2010 ILTA Conference at Vision Solutions' booth 938.

2010 Double-Take Availability for Windows Legal Customer of the Year Finalists:

  • Lathrop and Gage, the oldest law firm west of the Mississippi River, is using Double-Take Availability to perform full server replication on all key servers in their primary datacenter to their offsite disaster recovery facility. With about 200 servers, Lathrop and Gage has a lot of information and data to protect, and the IT team is using Double-Take Availability to protect many applications including SQL, their document management system and their litigation support applications.
  • Buchalter Nemer is a full-service business law firm that has office locations in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco and Scottsdale. The firm is using Double-Take Availability to protect business critical data and applications, including Microsoft Exchange, SQL, financial data and litigation support data, from over 25 servers to its core data center. Buchalter Nemer uses Double-Take Availability for both full server failover and application high availability. Recently the firm encountered a site level disaster that led to an outage, but by using Double-Take Availability the firm's IT team was able to completely restore the site's data within an hour.
  • Rouse is a leading IP consultancy and law firm that is using Double-Take Availability to safeguard two of its most critical business applications against the risk of downtime. The firm uses Double-Take Availability to protect its global email and practice management systems against losses of service and client data. Double-Take Availability provides protection and high availability for Rouse's Microsoft Exchange and Elite Enterprise applications from the firm's production data center to its co-location site. The applications are hosted within the company's UK head office, and accessed from 20 offices in 11 countries throughout the world.


  • Wm. Edward Vesely, senior vice president of marketing at Vision Solutions: "It is vital for law firms to protect themselves from downtime and disasters, whether caused by natural means or stemming from human error. Rouse, Lathrop and Gage, and Buchalter Nemer are outstanding examples of firms with IT teams that are successfully implementing business continuity and disaster recovery practices to protect their firms, clients and employees."


About Vision Solutions
Vision Solutions, Inc. is the world's leading provider of information availability software and services for Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing markets. Vision's trusted Double-Take®, MIMIX® and iTERA™ high availability and disaster recovery brands support business continuity, satisfy compliance requirements and increase productivity. Affordable and easy-to-use, Vision products are backed by certified worldwide 24X7 customer support centers and a global partner network that includes IBM, HP, Microsoft, VMware and Dell. Privately held by Thoma Bravo, Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA with offices worldwide. For more information, visit, search for VSIChannel on popular social networks or call 1 800.957.4511 (toll-free U.S. and Canada) or 801.799.0300.

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