Law firm Macpherson Kelley deploys Commvault data platform, flash storage


news Australia-based law firm Macpherson Kelley has deployed Commvault’s data platform and Pure Storage FlashArray in order to improve information management and boost efficiency.

The use of Commvault’s systems on virtualised servers and the flash storage array is planned to optimise application performance, better manage data growth at times of rapid expansion and provide the flexibility needed to respond to future change. The firms anticipate the move will bring increase savings, speed and security across the business.

With 45 principals, 275 general staff and practices along Australia’s east coast, Macpherson Kelley required a data management strategy that could ensure its business information would be available on demand.

The Commvault integration brings about various advantages, according to a statement from the tech firm. For example, “de-duplication” brings about a 90% reduction in data at the source. Furthermore, the flash array and data platform optimise backup times and application performance; while the law firm gains a nearly 60% reduction in help desk requests.

Matt Purves, Macpherson Kelley’s National Infrastructure Manager, said: “We work in a highly competitive environment where time is literally money and every six minutes is billed, so it is essential that our systems deliver speed and reliability to support the business. Every minute saved in application performance can mean a spike in revenue.”

After first adopting Commvault software for streamlined information management including backup, disaster recovery and archiving, the de-duplication functionality allowed Macpherson Kelley to reduce the amount of data they needed to manage by 90%, Commvault said.

“Since then, the introduction of Pure Storage, a leading provider of all-flash storage, enabled the firm to deliver more productivity gains through strong native integration with Commvault,” Purves said.

Marcus Nessel, Network Administrator at Macpherson Kelley commented: “The integration of Pure Storage and Commvault has driven backups down to under 30 minutes and reduced latency problems with applications.”

“With the reliability and speed offered by the high-performing data platform and flash storage, we have seen nearly 60% reduction in tickets to the help desk and fewer application errors, freeing up the IT team to have less of a technical support focus and more of a strategic business enabler,” he explained.

Craig Wiley, Director of Systems Engineering for Commvault Australia and New Zealand, said, “In a competitive market such as the legal industry, it’s important that all the technology processes are built to make the lawyers and their supporting team as effective as possible. Through holistic data management, businesses can ensure that all employees have the information they need at their fingertips with minimal interruption, while efficiently controlling data management costs and risk.”


  1. these “news” articles really do read as a bit infomercial/advert.

    Not accusing you of doing that, just saying that’s how it reads….

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