Bisnode Finland achieves radical IT cost savings with new infrastructure solution from Proact
Data centre and cloud service provider Proact has been selected by Bisnode, a leading European business intelligence provider, to deliver a new hyperconverged infrastructure solution to improve its IT operations in Finland.
For Bisnode Finland, managing and processing huge amounts of data is at the heart of daily operations. When the company decided to update its business-critical database environment, the ambition was to migrate the current multi-cloud IT infrastructure to a single, consolidated platform. The aim of this project was to simplify management, achieve outright cost savings, and to form a solid IT roadmap for the future.
After analysing Bisnode’s requirements, Proact came to the conclusion that a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution would be an excellent fit from both a technical and business stance. Hyperconverged solutions feature highly integrated architecture that can be scaled easily while also taking up minimal data centre space.
“Migrating to the latest generation hyperconverged infrastructure is an attractive option on financial merits alone,” says Mika Nyholm, Managing Director at Proact in Finland. “For organisations like Bisnode Finland, HCI also facilitates IT governance, as it perfectly accommodates a multi-cloud strategy where mission-critical data and applications can stay on-premises.”
Bisnode was impressed by Proact’s design and chose to partner with the IT transformation specialist, opting to replace its existing environment with a single, integrated HCI system which delivers all compute capacity, while also managing storage, backup and networking. Besides delivering the solution’s enterprise-class hardware and software, Proact also provided implementation services.
The new HCI solution delivers an immediate, substantial operating cost reduction for Bisnode, resulting from energy and space savings as well as efficiencies achieved by automation and ease of management. Using Bisnode’s legacy environment as a benchmark, Proact’s experts presented a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis indicating that savings of 60 percent can be gained with the HCI environment.
“We are highly confident that the solution designed for us and delivered by Proact will serve us well over years to come,” says Niko Myller, Director of Operations at Bisnode Finland, “It combines superior economy with the high availability we require, and because it also scales easily, we get a clear and predictable growth path.”
For further information, please contact:
Jason Clark, CEO and President, Proact, tel. +44 1246 266 300
Peter Javestad, VP/IR, Proact, tel. +46 733 56 67 22, firstname.lastname@example.org
Proact is Europe’s leading independent data centre and cloud services provider. By delivering flexible, accessible and secure IT solutions and services, we help companies and authorities reduce risk and costs, whilst increasing agility, productivity and efficiency. We’ve completed over 5,000 successful projects around the world, have more than 3,500 customers and currently manage in excess of 100 petabytes of information in the cloud. We employ over 800 people in 15 countries across Europe and North America. Founded in 1994, our parent company, Proact IT Group AB (publ), was listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in 1999 (under the symbol PACT).
For further information about Proact’s activities please visit us at www.proact.eu
Bisnode operates in 18 markets and is one of Europe's leading providers of business intelligence. At Bisnode, 2,400 experts work daily to interpret, refine and understand the data that forms the basis of our clients' business decisions. Bisnode helps make day-to-day life easier by delivering smart data for decision-making to companies, government agencies, municipalities and organizations every day.