Shoosmiths case study

Shoosmiths is a full service national law firm that is within the UK Top 30 national law firms. Across the UK they have eight offices, 106 partners and over 1,200 members of staff. They offer a range of corporate and commercial legal services as well as legal advice for individuals.

The challenge

  • Wanted a well-established provider for their network, infrastructure and data requirements
  • Able to support their strategy for growth
  • Evolving communication demands in the future
  • Needed a resilient, high-performance wide area MPLS network
  • Able to scale up rapidly to add new offices and additional services
  • Able to offer data centre hosting for their systems and applications at a future date

The solution

  • High bandwidth, secure connectivity between offices
  • Hosting of its data and critical systems in a resilient data centre
  • Virtual hosting for its SAP implementation
  • Managed backup service for the company's entire 20+TB data estate
  • Managed replication from onsite NetApp filers to Redcentric's hosted NetApp filers
  • Standards monitored by SLAs

Why Redcentric

  • Passed an extensive evaluation exercise
  • Confident in Redcentric's technical and service credentials to become a trusted, long-term partner
  • Robust and flexible to be able to support widely divergent needs



Industry / Sector



  • Managed Network Services
  • MPLS private fibre network
  • 20+TB Managed Backup Service
  • On-site Managed NetApp filers
  • Managed NetApp Replication
  • Virtual Server Hosting / IaaS
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