MANAGED IT SERVICES
FOR LAW FIRMS

Adopting and managing legal software in the cloud can help law firms drive efficiencies and enable secure remote working for both fee-earners and admin staff.
Atlas Cloud are depended on by UK law firms large and small; our technological innovations are helping the sector increase billable time, boost scalability and retain top talent.

EXPERTISE RECOGNISED BY THE INDUSTRY

The thoughts and opinions of our CEO, Pete Watson, have been published in various legal sector magazines and online news sites.
Our pioneering research during the pandemic was the first to realise the changing attitudes of UK lawyers, confirming that hybrid working is now the preference for the majority in the legal sector.

PRIVATE CLOUD OR
AZURE VIRTUAL DESKTOPS

We know that performant virtual desktops – or Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) – are vital for law firms. If they don’t perform, then fee earners can’t earn. Additionally, having all client and case data secured in a SRA compliant datacentre significantly increases security which is the number 1 concern of law firms.

Understanding the changing needs of law firms is why Atlas Cloud are constantly innovating and providing new solutions to the market. Building on the success of our long-standing, traditional Citrix-based Private Cloud Virtual Desktop solution; in 2019, Atlas Cloud launched Azure Virtual Desktops – also powered by Citrix – to unlock the additional benefits of public cloud, as described below.

Private Cloud DaaS
Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)
Infrastructure Location
UK
UK
can be implemented globally if required
Infrastructure Uptime (SLA)
99.9% SLA
industry standard
99.995% SLA
can be boosted to 99.99999999999999% SLA
Infrastructure Resilience
Single resilient failover
16 global resilient failovers
Infrastructure Ownership
MSP (Managed Service Provider)
data stored on MSP-owned servers
Client Owned
data stored on client-owned servers
Infrastructure Management
Single MSP
complex migration required to change provider
Any MSP
no migration required to change provider
Infrastructure Performance
Fixed or Flexible
provision usually for current requirements only
Flexible
provision easily modified for new requirements
Infrastructure Cost Model
Normally Fixed
unchanged with modest usage fluctuations
Variable (but predictable)
scales up/down by user volumes and their usage
Infrastructure Scalability
Good
limited by procurement and hardware upgrades
Excellent
instant provision
Infrastructure Architecture
Single- or multi-tenant
based on client preference
Citrix-based
recommended for enhanced performance
Single- or multi-tenant
based on client preference
Citrix-based
recommended for enhanced performance
Licencing Cost Model
Pay per user/month
Pay per user/month

Private Cloud DaaS

Some firms will prefer to stay with what they know and trust, or perhaps their CMS is dictating their choice. Atlas Cloud understands this and that’s why our private cloud data centre isn’t going anywhere. We remain committed to provisioning and servicing highly performant Private Cloud Virtual Desktops for our law firm customers.

Azure Virtual Desktops

This emerging technology can dramatically reduce the cost of ownership of IT and its ability to scale quickly and easily will help accelerate M&A transition. Azure’s uptime provides greater business continuity – especially assuring for conveyancers on those all-important Fridays.

FREE

Test-Drive Your On-Premise Apps In Azure Virtual Desktops

At Atlas Cloud we’re experts in hosting applications in the cloud. Cloud-hosted applications can allow for secure access anywhere, on any device.
If you have an on-premise application, legal or otherwise, that you’d like to test out in an Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), contact us now and we’ll arrange a test drive.

TRUSTED BY TOP 100 FIRMS

“The team’s ability to prove the value of new software with compelling demonstrations is hugely valued and has supported the continued improvement of our firm’s IT operation. “We are delighted to work with such friendly and trustworthy individuals who have become close partners of the team.”

Jonathan Smith – Director of IT, Ward Hadaway

Bruce Daisley - Author
Bruce Daisley
Author
David Baskerville
David Baskerville
Baskerville Drummond
Jo Summers from Acritas
Jo Summers
Acritas
Jennifer Williams
Lawyer Checker
Alex Holt
The Cashroom

HYBRID WORKING EXPERTS

Since forming in 2010, Atlas Cloud’s mission has always been to “enable great work from anywhere”. It’s no surprise that we became early advocates of virtual desktop solutions due to the greater agility and compliance they provide.
Over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve surveyed 8,000 UK-based office-turned-home workers to learn how best to implement Hybrid Working.
We’ve also hosted a series of virtual events featuring hybrid working thought leaders including Bruce Daisley. Our legal sector special event featured speakers from Acritas (part of Thomson Reuters), Baskerville Drummond Group, The Cashroom and Lawyer Checker, as well as of course Atlas Cloud’s own specialists.

SERVICES TO OPTIMISE FEE EARNING

All fully-managed services benefit from Atlas Cloud’s award-winning service…

24/7 Support
For P1 incidents and infrastructure
Proactive
Dedicated team for optimising, not just fault fixing
Transparency
Comprehensive monthly reporting and continual service improvement processes

Our comprehensive monthly reporting shows business leaders everything they need to know to understand both how we’re performing as a partner, but also to identify fee earning pinch points.

Real Time Dashboard accessible 24/7
Comprehensive Reports Sent Monthly

MORE THAN A VIRTUAL DESKTOP PROVIDER

While virtual desktops are our core service, we wouldn’t have become the law firm partner of choice if we didn’t offer other essential cloud-based IT services such as device protection, email security (incl. archiving and continuity), and disaster recovery.

Our complementary market-leading solutions are popular with law firms.

Device Management Services
N-Able N-Central & Microsoft Intune
Email Security, Archiving and Continuity Services
A top Mimecast reselling partner
Backup and Disaster Recovery Services
Services from Microsoft Azure, Skykick and Zerto

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pETE wATSON

CEO

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Pete is happy to speak with any law firm actively reassessing IT vendors. 

New Research

Our recent, nationwide research shows what can be learnt from working during lockdown. Download the report today.

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