LawCloud is Green.

LawCloud is green legal software. Beyond the commonly cited benefits of The Cloud such as cost savings and increased agility, cloud computing has the potential to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of many business applications. LawCloud users are already doing their part to help the environment. They cut their carbon footprint by utilising the latest energy-saving technologies and concepts that the LawCloud platform enables.

Economies of Scale.

Green legal softwareCloud is greener because it combines equipment and takes advantage of these economies of scale.

Before the advent of Cloud technology, for every 100 firms running their own on-premise solution, there would be 100 or more busy servers operating to drive the backbone of the system inside each office. Most small-sized LawCloud sites now don’t need their own server. Their applications are hosted by LawCloud in a data centre. This saves the cost of having to keep their own individual, potentially underutilised and power-hungry server live 24 x 7.

For every 100 firms, LawCloud now provisions only 10 servers on its secure network. According to these statistics, there’s around a 90% energy efficiency saving when the system is at its optimum. That’s a vital green statistic.

Virtualisation Technology.

In fact, LawCloud doesn’t even provision 10 actual servers at our data centre. It uses the latest virtual server technology, effectively splitting up a single physical box into multiple running servers.

Virtualization is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of a server operating system. This allows a piece of hardware to run multiple instances of the operating system at the same time. The technology developed on mainframes decades ago. It allows administrators to avoid wasting expensive processing power and effectively share that processing power between multiple tenants.

Each virtual server is device independent. Consequently, that means LawCloud can have all of its virtual servers and more running on a single efficient physical server box. And if required move the server between multiple physical boxes allowing optimum efficiency and maximum availability. Accordingly, this provides the essential disaster recovery and failover capabilities. These are required for us to comply with our high uptime target of 99.99% in line with our service level agreement.

Resource utilisation.

Green legal softwareThere are many green benefits of cloud and clearly organisations are benefiting from shrinking down the physical size of their on-premise solutions and moving them to Cloud.

The traditional way of buying computing power is to purchase enough capacity for your highest load. This means that firms run more powerful equipment than they need to cover resource peaks and to future-proof against capacity, growth and outdating of equipment.

Cloud provides a more efficient use of resource and ensures that the load is balanced and resources run at optimum levels. Virtual servers can be moved between boxes as higher resource demands dictate ensuring the most economical usage. Cloud also reduces the wastage of the traditional 5 year server replacement cycle as parts go out of warranty. Less servers need to be disposed of (or hopefully “recycled”) offering huge wastage savings.

The future.

As technology improves and more power saving technologies develop, the Cloud will become greener. Also, by combining economies of scale, virtualisation technologies and also with improved data centre cooling environments, the cloud can only continue to get more efficient.

Based in the UK, LawCloud houses the successful LawWare practice management software through its leading Cloud service. An evolution in legal technology, LawCloud ensures that, for a fixed low monthly cost, solicitors across the UK have access to client files wherever they may be. To find out more about green legal software, contact LawCloud on 0345 2020 577 for further information.

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