Holland Colours opts for hybrid cloud solution from Proact

Holland Colours, a global Dutch company specialising in the production of colour concentrates and additives for the coloring of plastics and paints, has opted for a hybrid cloud solution from Proact. The organisation has concluded a three-year contract.

The current infrastructure of Holland Colours was outdated and could not sufficiently meet the demands and requirements of the business. Instead of carrying out a traditional renovation with new hardware and software, the company looked for a partner that could provide a more flexible (hybrid) cloud solution, with the goal of improved services to the business 24x7.  

Wilfred Van Essen, IT Manager of Holland Colours comments "Thanks to the success of our business and the fact that we are operating internationally in different time zones, it became increasingly difficult to provide our business with flexible, cost-effective and highly available IT services. By choosing Proact, we are unburdened 24x7, and can focus primarily on what is important for our business."  

Within the cloud solution, Holland Colours has opted for a converged data centre infrastructure solution from Proact, implemented in the Holland Colours data centre, supplemented with Back-Up and Disaster Recovery services from Proact’s data centre. All this is completely under the management of Proact, so that HCA can primarily focus on the (business) applications.  

The solution can be easily scaled up or down, and the IT infrastructure can thereby be easily adapted to the specific needs of the organisation. Not only is the cost flexible and scaled to their current needs, but a reduction of the IT costs over the entire contract period will also be achieved through the consolidation and rationalisation of various data centre components.  

The architecture is based on FlexPod, which consists of the well-known market leaders Cisco, NetApp and VMware. More specifically, this involves the delivery of a complete pre-validated solution, consisting of network, storage, compute and security, which are pre-matched to each other and are already used by more than 2,500 Proact customers. Holland Colours are safe in the knowledge that they are obtaining a proven solution and, in case of an emergency, can also fall back on the supplementary backup and disaster recovery services for maximum business continuity.  

"Companies nowadays want IT to operate increasingly in the service of the business and to organise its key processes. The cloud is an important enabler here, but a customer-focused approach in terms of service from the service provider and the design of the environment is crucial for success. In addition to the SLA agreements, HCA also benefits from a distinctive approach to ensure user and customer satisfaction (eXperience level agreement), rather than just an SLA. Proact works in a partnership as an extension of customers such as Holland Colours, thereby allowing the IT department to focus on innovation and the development of new, business-related IT services." says Lucas den Os, Managing Director of Proact Netherlands. 

For further information, please contact:

Jason Clark, CEO and President, Proact IT Group AB, tel + 44 1246 266300  
Peter Javestad, Vice President / IR, Proact IT Group AB, tel +46 733 56 67 22, peter.javestad@proact.eu

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 the world over 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 720 employees and conducts business in Belgium, the Czech Republic,  Denmark, Estonia, Finland , Germany , Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden,  the United Kingdom and the USA. Proact was founded in 1994. Proact IT Group AB (publ), its Parent Company, has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 1999 under the ticker symbol PACT.

For further information about Proact’s activities please visit us at www.proact.se

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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 www.proact.eu

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