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LexisNexis Forges New Alliance with VCE to Deliver On-Premise Cloud Computing Systems Bundled with eDiscovery Software

LexisNexis LAW PreDiscovery processing software and Concordance Evolution review software to come packaged with VCE Vblock Systems

February 5, 2014 — NEW YORK – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional (, a leading global provider of content and technology solutions, today announced a unique alliance with VCE to provide litigation service bureaus and large law firms with a robust and cost-effective way to deploy their own cloud-based systems for handling large-scale electronic discovery projects.

VCE is a pioneer in the development of converged infrastructure systems. Its advanced Vblock™ Systems enable customers to reduce IT infrastructure costs and increase business performance by quickly and efficiently deploying an on-premise cloud computing system. Two best-in-class electronic discovery software tools from LexisNexis – LAW PreDiscovery™ and Concordance® Evolution – will be packaged with VCE’s VblockTM Systems.

LAW PreDiscovery is an advanced electronic discovery software application from LexisNexis that offers litigation teams the ability to filter and cull non-responsive e-discovery and scanned documents before review. Concordance Evolution is the next generation of a fully installed enterprise review software product from LexisNexis that handles e-discovery management for cases of any size and is specifically designed for large-scale, complex litigation.

“By offering LAW PreDiscovery and Concordance Evolution packaged with VCE Vblock Systems, we will enable our customers to diversify their e-discovery applications and accelerate the time to deployment of a cloud-based system,” said Matt Gillis, vice president and managing director of the Litigation Tools & Professional Services business at LexisNexis. “LexisNexis customers deploying this new bundled solution will only pay for the storage and software seats that they actually use, making it a cost-effective solution for large law firms and service bureaus.”

Vblock Systems integrate virtualization, compute, networking and storage technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware into a single cloud-based converged infrastructure platform. The system is highly secure and is pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-validated prior to deployment.

“Enterprises everywhere are looking to lower costs by modernizing their IT infrastructure for the cloud. VCE Vblock Systems provide a robust and flexible path to cloud computing, allowing customers to focus on adding business value, rather than managing disparate IT systems,” said Michael O’Hara, Vice President, Strategic Alliances, VCE. “With our Vblock Systems, LexisNexis can rapidly deploy its software to service bureaus and large law firms with minimal time to market, risk and costs.”

The new bundled solution will be sold by LexisNexis to litigation service bureaus and large law firms, two types of customers that are heavy users of hardware and software technologies specifically designed to support the management of large electronic discovery projects. For more information about this unique strategic alliance, please go to

LAW PreDiscovery and Concordance Evolution are parts of a suite of litigation management products that LexisNexis provides along the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). From data processing, review, analysis, production and presentation, LexisNexis offers solutions and tools for litigators to efficiently and confidently manage their case data and documents.

LexisNexis helps its clients gain increased control of e-discovery and litigation management with flexible, integrated solutions for early data assessment, processing, review and seamless chain of custody. Supporting the most critical phases of the EDRM, LexisNexis® Early Data Analyzer, LAW PreDiscovery™, Concordance®, Concordance® Evolution, CaseMap®, TextMap® and Sanction® software solutions work together for complete support of litigation management and can be offered in a hosted environment for the flexibility and support any case demands.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis® Legal & Professional ( is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.

VCE and Vblock are registered trademarks or trademarks of VCE Company LLC or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. The use of the words “strategic alliance” or “alliance” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VCE and any other organization.

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