Upping the ante for control of the ediscovery services market, Xerox Litigation Services (XLS) (news, site) has just announced that it has opened a secondary data storage center in Rochester, New York.

This facility will not only complement its existing data center located in Albany, but will also provide back-up in the very unlikely scenario that the Albany center fails.

The new center can manage two petabytes of storage on a 5,500 square foot server space with security to match and comes with rapid recovery systems and automatic data back-up.

Single Platform eDiscovery

Considering that XLS has more than 2 billion pages of hosted data accessible through any web-browser for 20,000 client users, this is the minimum a security-conscious company could expect.

Particularly so when in a recent Clearwell survey, seventy-eight percent of respondents said that they expect the number of lawsuits and regulatory inquiries they experience to increase in 2009 compared to 2008, with nearly half estimating the number to grow by at least 20%. That’s a lot of data to store.

In this respect, when we recently asked Clearwell to identify the five big eDiscovery trends for next year, right up amongst them was the move by companies to migrate all their eDiscovery solutions to a single platform.

Specific eDiscovery solutions, Clearwell said, will continue to become more comprehensive and move to platforms, thus requiring less information hand-offs between individual point solutions, cutting costs and lowering the risk of data loss.

The XLS platform has been expanding its reach over the past year and with a new data storage center it looks to be setting itself up to become one of the major players in this market. Let’s see what happens!