Speechly Bircham is an ambitious, full-service law firm with over 250 lawyers, headquartered in London. The firm works with business and private clients across the UK and internationally and focuses on the financial services, private wealth, technology, real estate and construction sectors. It is particularly well known for its work in the financial services sector, notably in the areas of investment and wealth management, and for its private client work in the UK and internationally.
Speechly Bircham was looking to expand its international capabilities to better serve its client base. As part of this programme, the firm opened up new offices in Luxembourg and Switzerland in June 2011. By having physical locations in three of Europe’s key financial centres, London, Luxembourg City and Zurich, it became one of only a handful of UK law firms able to offer integrated corporate, tax, regulatory, funds and private client work to companies, banks, fund managers, wealthy individuals and private offices across the region.
The technology in the new offices was viewed as a critical component of their success as communication, both internally and externally, is key to the speed at which business can be completed. Speechly Bircham wanted to ensure that the teams based in the new offices would have high spec voice, data and internet services guaranteeing reliable voice connections as well as fast access to corporate systems such as email, timesheet applications and CRM systems, and the ability to transfer files and documents quickly between different international teams.
It was at this stage that the firm approached BSO Network Solutions with a view to setting up a high availability, ultra low latency network connection running between all three offices. Speechly Bircham opted for a Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), owned, operated and managed by BSO Network Solutions. The market leading service includes two fully resilient 10Mb VPLS data connections to the Zurich office and a 10mb VPLS data connection with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) backup to the Luxembourg office to ensure data availability.
The high spec links to both offices are fully redundant and the service is based on the lowest latency routes between Zurich and Luxembourg City. BSO Network Solutions also offers compelling SLAs to support the business critical applications, ensuring the effective management and delivery of the services it provides.
BSO Network Solutions also delivers and manages international voice and Internet services to both the Zurich and Luxembourg City offices and additional managed hosting to Zurich.BSO Network Solutions manages the service on Speechly Bircham’s behalf covering traffic routing and prioritisation, service configuration, data management and the maintenance of the associated equipment – in this case the switches and routers in a hosted rack in Zurich.
The key to this successful set up and running of Speechly Bircham’s service was BSO Network Solutions’ ability to manage the implementation timescales properly, deliver the service well within the timescales set and manage every inch of the project to the last detail. As a result, BSO Network Solutions has a close working relationship with the Speechly Bircham team, ultimately behaving as an extension of the company’s IT department.
“The agreement with Speechly Bircham demonstrates BSO Network Solutions’ ability to take a unified global network approach, providing full local in-country network support, and a scalable, flexible network for future technology and business growth,” BSO Network Solutions’ managing director, Fraser Bell commented.
About BSO Network Solutions As an operator of tailor-made infrastructure solutions and services, BSO Network Solutions provides major accounts, SMEs, operators and service providers with managed NaaS (Network as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions. The complementary nature of its three main offerings enables customers to process, store, secure and deliver their data:
Network services: BSO Network Solutions owns, manages and maintains a market leading high availability Ethernet network, covering 15 countries (Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Dubai, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK and USA). With a state of the art 24*7 Global Technical Network Centre, BSO manages and monitors its clients with excellent management systems and highly skilled engineers.
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