Smooth Azure migration

Pearl Cohen


The Challenge

Pearl Cohen’s attorneys work remotely from offices and homes around the world. These employees access sensitive case-related legal documents, through a remote desktop. The firm needed to strengthen its security tools and services, improve its latency, flexibility, availability and SLA, and provide better services, including new document management tools, to employees.


The Solution

  • Assessment of virtual machine sizing – running the Azure Migrate Server Assessment tool on Pearl Cohen’s Israel and US servers, to measure server CPU, memory, and disk utilization.
  • Seamless migration – using Azure Site Recovery (ASR) Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to seamlessly migrate servers to Azure with almost zero downtime.
  • Reducing costs, improving latency – purchasing reserved instances to reduce costs; connecting to an ExpressRoute to Azure to improve latency.
  • Security and durability – blocking communications from known malicious IP address ranges and locations using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and the conditional access tool built into Azure Active Directory; implementing Azure Backup Vault to back up all servers.


The Results

“CloudZone showed us the great value of using Microsoft Azure and Office 365 and we became the first international law firm in Israel to be based on a public Cloud,” says Inbal Berqowitz, CFO of Pearl Cohen. “We even managed to migrate some legacy systems with great success and with almost zero downtime.”