Legal Aid’s IT experts talk about virtualization

Maryland Legal Aid’s information technology prowess was featured in a Daily Record article about computer technology, “MSBA 2010 Conference: Advice to computer-dependent firms – Be prepared.”

“Legal Aid’s disaster recovery plan uses an increasingly popular strategy called virtualization,” the June 10 report said. “All of a computer system’s applications — e-mail, client database, intranet — are converted into files that can be stored on one or two servers, rather than having one server devoted to an entire application. For Legal Aid, this means running its entire computer system through three servers, one of which is available for back-up, where before it needed 12 servers, roughly one for each computer application.”

“It has allowed us to give more services to attorneys,” said Pat Gregory, Legal Aid’s assistant director for IT.

To read the article, click here.

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