Holmatro chooses EMC Avamar from Proact

Holmatro – global market leader in the supply of hydraulic resources for industry and rescue services – recently signed a three-year contract with Proact for the supply, implementation and support of a new backup environment.

Holmatro asked Proact to recommend a back-up environment for its national and international offices. This primarily involved renewal of the Dutch offices. Holmatro finally opted for a Proact back-up environment based on EMC Avamar.

Easy to administer, the new environment will not only permanently resolve the problems arising from the bottleneck between Holmatro’s data and back-up servers but also drastically reduce the back-up window. In future, it will also be possible to link up new data servers in China, the USA and UK seamlessly to the central environment in the Netherlands.

Erwin Binck, ICT Manager Holmatro, says, “Like many other large multinationals we have various international offices that we want to connect to a central back-up environment. Whilst traditional back-up software deduplicates data on the back-up server, the EMC Avamar solution does this on the servers, work stations and/or laptops themselves. Furthermore the software only backs-up the data that has changed. These two features result in far smaller quantities of data having to be backed-up daily. So there are no more problems with the connection and we can successfully secure offices abroad as well”.

Lucas den Os, Managing Director of Proact in the Netherlands, comments, “The EMC Avamar solution fits perfectly in Proact’s approach of providing best in-class innovative products and services. We are really proud that a global player such as Holmatro has chosen this back-up environment from Proact and hope to welcome many more Holmatro offices on board in future.”

Proact is providing a complete solution, including wholly owned, 24x7 support for hardware and software.

For further information, please contact:
Lucas den Os, Managing Director Proact, tel.: 31 (0)35 7070525 , E-mail: lucas.den.os@proact.nl
Jeroen Hendriks, Marketing Manager Proact Benelux & Spain, Tel.: +31 (0)79 361 97 65, E-mail:

About Holmatro
Holmatro designs, develops, produces and supplies hydraulic equipment and systems for a variety of user groups worldwide.  These include fire brigades and other organisations in the field of technical first response, police departments, SWAT teams/snatch squads, special army units and industrial businesses.

As a specialist in high-pressure hydraulics Holmatro routinely invests in research and development of new products.  As well as its head office in the Netherlands, Holmatro also has branches in the USA, China, the UK and Poland.

Holmatro products are renowned for their innovation, high quality and efficiency in use under the widest variety of circumstances.  With an extensive international network of dealers, Holmatro supplies made-to-measure solutions for specialised use throughout the world.

The Holmatro group consists of two business units: Holmatro Rescue equipment and Holmatro Industry equipment.  For more information see our corporate website: www.holmatro.com

About Proact
Proact is Europe's leading independent storage integrator and cloud services enabler. Delivering business agility since 1994 Proact help organisations across the globe reduce risk, reduce cost and most importantly deliver flexible, available and highly secure IT services.

Proact’s solutions cover all aspects of data storage, virtualisation, networking and security - with over 3,500 projects successfully delivered and 10PB of data under management in the Proact Enterprise Cloud.

The Proact Group has more than 700 employees and conducts business in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Proact was founded in 1994 and its parent company, Proact IT Group AB (publ) has been listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm since 1999 under the symbol PACT.

Additional information about Proact is available at www.proact.eu


About Us

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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