Case study – Taylor Wessing
The Business Problem
Successful law firm Taylor Wessing has an increasingly large amount of data running through its networks. To ease growing demand they needed a cutting-edge optical fibre network which would give them the high speed connectivity they needed now and for the decade ahead.
They were also looking for a diverse data and voice route to ensure ongoing business resilience. And they wanted everything to be delivered at a reasonable cost.
“As a busy European law firm we’re increasingly producing a large amount of data as well as transporting it over the internet and in between offices. The bulk of our communication with clients is also now online and we’re providing more and more online services to them. We therefore needed a robust, high speed network to carry and manage all that information. We also identified that we couldn’t run our business effectively using standard connectivity to our data centres – it could be a potential bottleneck. That’s why the only suitable option was fibre.”
Tim Hyman. IT Director, Taylor Wessing
Taylor Wessing chose Geo because we were one of the few companies who could deliver the end to end fibre network solution they needed – quickly and cost effectively.
Working collaboratively with Taylor Wessing we designed, built and delivered a dedicated fibre optic network between their new London offices in EC4 and their central London
Data Centre. All delivered on time and within budget.
Geo’s solution massively increased capacity with relatively little disruption – providing dedicated fibre carrying a 10Gbps connection with the ability to upgrade to 50Gbps if required.
As well as giving them all the speed they will ever need they also now have a more secure, reliable and resilient network thanks to the use of our unique city network running deep through London’s sewer system.
With dedicated fibre, Taylor Wessing now has all the flexibility and scalability they need to future proof their network. And they’re confident their new optical network and data centre links will give the company at least ten years of extra data and voice capacity.
About Taylor Wessing
Taylor Wessing is a full-service law firm with a widely acknowledged strength in industries rich in intellectual property. They act for wealthy individuals and a diversity of companies in the private and public sectors including technical, media, life sciences, real estate and financial institutions. They provide a broad range of legal services including corporate, employment, commercial, tax, finance, property and construction.
Launched in 2004, Geo is at the cutting edge of the fibre network industry. Geo owns the newest network in the UK and in 2009 was rated by the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 as the 7th fastest growing technology company in the country. Geo has worked on a number of prestigious projects including a 15 year contract with the Welsh Regional Assembly.