HOUSTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- E-Discovery software leader Lateral Data, LP today announced that it has successfully completed internal tests proving the suitability of its Viewpoint™ 5.0 all-inclusive e-Discovery platform for cloud-based data processing. By operating their e-Discovery functions in the cloud, service providers, law firms, and corporate legal departments can add processing capacity flexibly, whenever needed, thus avoiding additional hardware and software outlays and increasing operational profitability.
Unlike more limited e-Discovery platforms that are appliance-based, non-distributed, or non-intelligent, Viewpoint's distributed architecture allows processing to be easily pushed into the cloud. The cost savings can be significant; during testing, the expense of cloud-based processing was $1.20 per hour for the equivalent of five dual-core workstations. When combined with Viewpoint's industry leading processing speed—a rate up to three times faster that of other e-Discovery products—the operational and financial performance benefits are considerable.
"Cloud-based processing can be a major cost-saver for users who don't want to make huge and unnecessary IT investments," said Matt Berry, Founder and President of Lateral Data, LP. "We've seen companies scale up their infrastructure costs for one large project and then when the project ends, they're faced with a higher overhead than they can support. Using Viewpoint in a cloud-based scenario, users can start small and instantly scale as their e-Discovery requirements grow."
Lateral Data's cloud-based processing option offers numerous advantages for service providers, law firms and corporate legal departments including:
- Reduced onsite hardware costs
- Lower overall IT overhead
- Reduced electricity and A/C costs
- Reduced co-location costs
- Ability to scale effortlessly and immediately as your business grows
- Incur fees only as you use the service for active projects
In addition, the managed service benefits from the strengths of Viewpoint, an all-in-one application that covers all the major components of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) including collection and preservation of data, pre-processing, full processing, analysis, review and production.
Implementing a cloud-based configuration typically involves a cloud services platform such as Microsoft Windows Azure or Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Users create a Viewpoint image in the cloud, while housing their SQL and file servers on site. Viewpoint's Microsoft Windows Workflow foundation allows users to easily and dynamically determine how tasks are distributed and managed.
For more details about Viewpoint 5.0, or to schedule a demo, log on to www.lateraldata.com or call (713) 592-8585.
About Lateral Data:
Lateral Data, LP is a software development and data processing company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Founded in 2003, the company has focused its software development and services efforts in the e-Discovery market; its flagship software application, Viewpoint™, covers the primary components of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, bringing end-to-end simplicity and affordability to service providers, corporate legal departments, law firms and OEMs. Viewpoint is available stand-alone or for multi-tenant environments. To learn more, visit www.lateraldata.com.
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