Catena opts for a storage and back-up solution from Proact for its locations in the Netherlands and Sweden

Utrecht – Catena, an innovative international company and an expert in system architecture and the design of “Integrated Circuits” (Chips), has chosen Proact for the delivery and implementation of a new storage and back-up solution. Catena is located in the “high tech” areas in the Netherlands, Sweden and Austria, and has its head offices in Delft. 

Proact is providing a total solution, including a completely in-house, 24x7 support of the hardware and software for the locations in the Netherlands and Sweden. Catena has signed a three-year contract.

Frank van den Hout, head of IT Catena: “The proof of Catena’s success is the continuous growth of Catena, the increasing number of international clients and the long-term strategic cooperation with suppliers and partners. The choice of Proact as our partner for our data storage and back-up infrastructure dovetails seamlessly.”

The CAD and R&D software used by Catena for chip design, among other things, produces large amounts of data (> 130 million records at the moment) that form part of the core business of Catena. Catena was looking for a highly scalable storage and back-up environment, and thereby opted for a NetApp Clustered Data Ontap solution. The solution consists of the recently launched NetApp FAS 2500 and NetApp FAS 8000 systems. This total solution provides Catena with maximum scalability, and also ensures that there will no longer be any business downtime during future data storage migrations.

“With its choice of Proact, Catena has ensured international know-how and best-in-class, innovative products and services for itself”, says Sander Dekker, Commercial Director of Proact for Benelux & Spain. “The combination of NetApp and Proact has also been highly successful over the past year after Proact Netherlands became Partner of the Year. We look forward to a successful partnership with Catena, and hope to work together with NetApp to provide innovative solutions and services for many more new clients.”

About Catena

Catena is an innovative international company, and is an expert in system architecture and the design of “Integrated Circuits” (Chips). Catena also provides IC design courses. Since its foundation in 1986, Catena has developed into a world-class “center of excellence” for radio frequency communication, analog, mixed signals and digital signal processing. The proof of the success of Catena is its continuous growth, the expanding multi-national client base and its long-term strategic partnerships with major semiconductor manufacturers. Catena is located in the “high tech” areas in the Netherlands, Sweden and Austria, and has its head offices in Delft. Catena has been continually profitable since 1986, and is a growing and challenging company for creative and ambitious engineers. Catena maintains the highest professional and quality standards, and is thereby the perfect partner for any innovative company.

For further information, please contact:

Martin Ödman, CEO, Proact IT Group AB, tel. + 46 733 56 68 11,

Peter Javestad, VP IR, Proact IT Group AB, tel. +46 733 56 67 22,

Sander Dekker Commercial Director. Proact Benelux & Spain, tel. +31 30 33 200,

About Proact

Proact is Europe’s leading independent integrator in the fields of data storage and cloud solutions. Proact supplies business benefits by helping companies and authorities over the world to reduce risk and costs, and above all, to supply flexible, accessible and secure IT services.

Proact solutions cover all elements of data storage, including virtualisation, network functions and security, and the company has more than 3 500 successful projects behind it, along with vast information volumes which are managed at the Proact data centre.

The Proact Group has more than 630 employees and conducts business in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Sweden and the Czech Republic. Proact was founded in 1994. Proact IT Group AB (publ), its Parent Company, has been listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm since 1999 under the symbol PACT.

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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


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