International law firm TIMES Attorneys, located in Zurich and Lausanne, entrusted Axians GNS with the modernisation of its IT system. Among lawyers, data is increasingly being exchanged via digital channels – as is also the case at TIMES Attorneys. The law firm needed an IT environment that would facilitate working on the move and access to data from any location, while also meeting the security requirements set out by the Swiss Bar Association. Alongside data security, the expansion of the law firm to other locations proved a challenge in the implementation of the new IT environment.
Project requirements & goals
“Of the many advantages of the Axians cloud workplace, I personally most appreciate the option to access my data from any location. This enables me to work with complete flexibility and use my time more wisely,” states Dr. iur. Stephan Netzle, Partner at TIMES Attorneys, emphasising what he believes to be one of the most crucial project requirements – mobility.
Implementation & project outcome
After kick-off, Axians GNS’s security department installed a firewall. This allowed the VPN tunnel to the cloud to be established and TIMES Attorney’s infrastructure to be built at the Axians data centre. Axians worked in close collaboration with software providers during the construction of the virtual environment. The Internet connection was also optimised in cooperation with the existing provider. As soon as the VPN connection was established, the data was synchronised to the cloud on an ongoing basis. On the weekend of the migration itself, only the data delta remained to be copied to the cloud via an external data carrier. In the future, too, it will be possible to adapt the Axians cloud workplace to new framework conditions quickly and easily. The scalable IT performance volume provides the optimum preconditions for new users and offices.