Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP Deploys XenDesktop on Two Continents

  • XenDesktop supporting 1,000 employees in 13 offices on two continents via a private cloud.
  • Available on any device including PC, Mac, iPad, Blackberry, and iPhone.
  • Solution locks down client data while providing better, easier access to employees worldwide.
  • Looking ahead to XenClient for offline desktops.

With more than 700 lawyers and other professionals in 13 offices in the U.S. and Europe, and a global reach throughout the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Sonnenschein serves the legal and public interest needs of many of the world’s best-known and most admired businesses, nonprofits and individuals.

As portrayed in a recent InformationWeek article, Sonnenschein has deployed XenDesktop to “about 1,000 of its 1,800 employees in 13 offices in the United States and Europe” via multiple devices accessible in any location. Complete rollout of VDI across the enterprise is expected by year’s end. Known internally as “Follow Me PC” a virtual desktop is now available from a browser on any device–PC, Mac, iPad, BlackBerry, or iPhone.

“The beauty of our current mobile environment is that it’s available to users as long as the browser works,” says Andy Jurczyk, CIO at law firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP. A key benefit is data security, allowing empolyees to “better serve clients by facilitating secure access to intellectual capital, internal documents, processes, and collaboration and communication tools.”

According to the article, the law firm hosts the solution on a private cloud to assure security, continuity, and availability.

The next version of the law firm’s Follow Me PC will include Citrix XenClient bare-metal hypervisor to allow laptop users to take their corporate virtual desktop offline.

Legal firms have been early adopters of XenDesktop, which has proved itself to demanding users who need access to client data on any device in any location. Most importantly, this same data is more secure than ever since it never leaves the data center.