DAYTON, Ohio–LAWFUEL – Legal Management News–LexisNexis announced…

DAYTON, Ohio–LAWFUEL – Legal Management News–LexisNexis announced today that Foley & Lardner LLP has selected the LexisNexis data center in Dayton, Ohio as its primary systems hosting center.

A leading law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers in 17 U.S. and two international offices, Foley & Lardner selected LexisNexis to host their primary data center, using their own data center as back-up.

“IT has become such a critical part of our client service offerings that an ‘industrial strength’ 24x7x365 data center was quickly becoming a necessity. Operating globally there is no longer room for downtime,” said Doug Caddell, CIO at Foley & Lardner

“The firm looked at a number of data centers from major providers,” Caddell said. “After a nine month review process LexisNexis was selected for a number of reasons. LexisNexis knowledge of the legal industry was a benefit, and the company’s reliance on their own data centers to support their core business 24×7 was an important factor as well. At Foley we look for partners. We believe that LexisNexis will be a significant partner in our IT future.”

The LexisNexis Data Center in Dayton, Ohio is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world, serving businesses in over 100 countries and boasting greater than 99.99 percent availability. As a result of this long-standing success, LexisNexis is a leading member of Uptime Institute for Data Center Management. In 2005, LexisNexis opened a second data center in Springfield, Ohio, with each facility serving as a backup and disaster recovery facility for the other.

“LexisNexis understands the gravity of choosing a partner for data hosting. The core of our business rests in the same data centers we use to serve customers,” said Ralph Calistri, senior vice president of LexisNexis Practice Management. “Firms like Foley & Lardner recognize our expertise in data management for the legal market and trust LexisNexis with their data protection. We are extremely pleased to assist Foley & Lardner with its critical data needs, and we look forward to working with the firm to ensure the on-going effective storage and management of their data.”

LexisNexis Managed Network Services is a comprehensive suite of solutions which provides data storage and management services tailored to a firm’s needs, providing support as well as requirements assessment, design and cost modeling throughout the entire implementation process. LexisNexis Managed Network Services includes: Data backup and protection, disaster recovery services, systems hosting, networking services, and design consulting.

LexisNexis Managed Network Services are one component of the LexisNexis Total Practice Solutions, which help legal professionals achieve excellence in both the business and practice of law by providing better tools to increase productivity and profitability, and grow the practice. LexisNexis offerings are designed for the way legal professionals work, in all of the areas essential to their success, including Client Development, Research Solutions, Practice Management, and Litigation Services.

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis® and Nexis® research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. A member of Reed Elsevier Group plc (NYSE:ENL)(NYSE:RUK) (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in 100 countries with 13,000 employees worldwide.

In the United States, LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) offers its customers total practice solutions comprised of an extensive range of online and print legal, regulatory, news and business information products, tools, customized Web applications and critical filing services that help legal professionals achieve excellence in the business and practice of law.

About Foley & Lardner LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP provides the full range of corporate legal counsel. Our attorneys understand today’s most complex business issues, including corporate governance, securities enforcement, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property counseling and litigation, outsourcing and information technology, labor and employment, and tax. The firm offers total solutions in the automotive, emerging technologies, energy, entertainment and media, financial services, food, golf and resort services, insurance, health care, life sciences, nanotechnology, and sports industries. The firm’s Web site can be found at www.foley.com.

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