The Disaster Recovery Challenge

McDowell Purcell wanted to put a sophisticated Disaster Recovery solution in place to meet their high standard of business requirements and spent considerable efforts in sourcing the most suitable vendor for this solution. “We were committed to mitigating against any potential IT exposure to the business and sought to reduce our RPO and RTO to a minimal time frame for the business,” says Felim O’Caoimh, Partner in Corporate Law at McDowell Purcell. “We wanted to ensure that there was no potential risk for the business arising from any unexpected downtime which would not be acceptable to our standards of client support.”

The Disaster Recovery Solution:

McDowell Purcell wanted to engage the
leading experts in assisting them to plan a DR strategy and went to market to seek a solution. consultants were successful in assisting with evaluating their options and costs. They designed and delivered a custom solution which met the stringent requirements of Disaster recovery. McDowell Purcell have a very strong working relationship with their managed services provider but realised it best to have a third party provider to add another layer of resilience.

Benefits of the Disaster Recovery system:

In the event of a IT outage or security breach McDowell Purcell are now in a position to recover their systems in seconds. The solution allows for fail over at any time. It is also easy to test and verify that DR works without having to dedicate any resources internally to this task.

“If a disaster occurs all it takes is a single click to failover and when the problem is solved we hit a single-click switch to failback. We can now easily test and verify that DR works without having to dedicate valuable staff time to this which allows us to get on with our core business. Choosing also ensured that our data remained at all times within the Jurisdiction.”

Client Profile:

Founded 115 years ago, McDowell Purcell is a progressive and innovative corporate law firm based in Dublin. They are now ranked among Ireland’s top 15 law firms. They have expand- ed significantly in recent years and now total 150 staff with a depth of legal experience and thorough industry know-how. McDowell Purcell is a real success story having achieved significant growth founded on an entrepreneurial approach from the partners to running the firm. The company, based in the Capel Building in central Dublin, offers a full suite of legal services including, property, banking, litigation, corporate, employment, public and regulatory, insolvency and renewable energy.