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Paragon Legal Technology Support Manages Big Data Growth With EMC

With Isilon, Paragon has dramatically improved performance of content searches, while enabling virtually unlimited scalability to take on cases rivaling the biggest players in the industry. Moreover, the performance and scalability of Isilon has opened the door for Paragon to expand its hosted services with software-as-a-service (SaaS), and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), offering growth opportunities never before possible.

Customer Quotes:

Paul Cowley, CEO and Co-Founder, Paragon Legal Technology Support

"Our clients often require us to filter through massive volumes of Big Data that might span 5,000 documents and millions of pages just to find one or two documents of evidence that determine the success of a case. Isilon's speed and reliability enable us to respond to practically any request, which provides a competitive advantage that has helped drive millions of dollars in new revenue."

"When an attorney initiates a search through our web portal, the results have to be instantaneous. Before, it could take several seconds for an image to come up, and if you multiply that by multiple users over a month or two, that's a lot of wasted time. Now with Isilon we have near-zero latency so we get sub-second response times — a 6X improvement. That translates to higher productivity, increased efficiency and substantial savings in time and money, which helped us recoup our investment within 18 months."

"Our NetApp environment was difficult to scale to meet our Big Data requirements. With Isilon, however, all we do is plug in another node and the additional capacity is immediately available. We can easily scale-up our IT environment to meet our storage needs. It's a very predictable investment without the pain and unknown support costs often associated with new capital expenditures."

"Because Isilon is plug-and-play with a single point of management through its OneFS ® operating system, we've been able to minimize the labor associated with IT administration, reducing our costs by at least one FTE."

"With Isilon's excellent performance and scalability, we're able to step out into the SaaS market, which opens up another growth market that we've never competed in before. This kind of gear puts us in a position with enough power and agility to stand up against any of the Goliaths in the industry. So heading into the future, the sky's the limit for Paragon when it comes to attracting new clients and handling a surge in business demand."

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