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  • Customer OverviewPaul Hastings is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world’s top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies. The company consistently ranks among the best firms according to top legal publications, including The American Lawyer, Chambers and Partners, and Legal 500.ChallengeWith more than 60 million active documents, Paul Hastings manages one of the largest legal document repositories in the world. The company needs to provide quick access from one office to another, requiring a reliable, fast network and data center infrastructure. The company wanted to consolidate its data centers while addressing strategic initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint through a simplified, highly dense, and energy efficient infrastructure design.SolutionAfter evaluating several options, Paul Hastings opted to employ Cisco Switching solutions to cover both the data link layer (Layer 2) and the network layer (Layer 3). The company uses Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, Nexus 5000 Series, and Nexus 2000 Series switches for its distributed network, as well as Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 4900 Series Switches throughout its infrastructure.BenefitsAchieved 85 percent server virtualization, reducing energy consumption by 57 percentDecreased utility costs by US$200,000 annually by lowering energy consumptionImplemented sophisticated disaster recovery (DR) program

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  • 1. CISCO DATA CENTER CHALLENGEENVIRONMENT • Consolidate 16 major data centers down to 4 to achieve greater efficiency• Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and 2000 Series Switches • Mitigate risk of system outages to protect corporate revenue streams• Cisco Catalyst 5600, 4900, and 3700 Series Switches • Reduce carbon footprint and related utility costs CUSTOMER STATS• Applications: HP/Autonomy • Industry: Legal iManage 8.5, Microsoft Exchange Server WHY CISCO DATA CENTER SOLUTIONS • Employees:2,500 2010, Microsoft Office • Cisco Nexus Switches provide foundation for high- • Location: Los Angeles, CA SharePoint Server performance infrastructure, while enabling rapid replication of 2010, Microsoft SQL Server • Provides innovative legal critical data for disaster recovery solutions to many of the world’s 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, and VMware top financial institutions and BENEFITS Fortune Global 500 companies vSphere • Achieved 85 percent server virtualization, reducing energy • Maintains 19 offices across consumption by 57 percent Asia, Europe, and the US • Decreased utility costs by US$200,000 annually by lowering • Consistently ranks among the energy consumption best legal firms according to The American Lawyer, Chambers • Implemented sophisticated disaster recovery (DR) program and Partners, and Legal 500 • Theater: Global “Cisco is an enabler for high-density computing environments that help us save money and pursue our green initiatives. To date, we’ve been able to reduce our energy consumption by 57 percent in two major domestic hubs alone, which means we’ve been able to decrease our total utility costs by at least $200,000 per year.” Searl Tate, Director of Engineering © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 1