Norsk Hydro chose ProAct to supply storage solution for office applications and seismic information

Norsk Hydro chose ProAct to supply storage solution for office applications and seismic information In December 2002, ProAct Systems AS and leading Norwegian oil company Norsk Hydro, signed an agreement regarding a storage solution worth 30 million NOK. This makes it one of the largest deals for ProAct in 2002. The solution includes Norsk Hydro's sites at Porsgrunn, Oslo and Bergen. The implementation has been made during Q1 2003. The storage solution is based on the latest products from Network Appliance. Similar solutions have been implemented in the whole of the Norwegian oil industry and have made ProAct one of the leaders in advanced storage solutions. The technology used is called NAS, Network Attached Storage, and has now become an accepted technology for business in banking, telecom, retail, the public sector and manufacturing industry. NAS is interesting mostly because of the simple administration and management without the need for advanced and expensive switches and fibre optical cabling to achieve the required performance. The solution is now implemented and in production at Norsk Hydro. The storage space is mostly used for office applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and others. It is also used for storing seismic data where products such as SnapMirror and SnapRestore will simplify the administration and make it possible for the different Norsk Hydro offices to backup each other. Hydro IS Partner which manages the IS solution at Norsk Hydro, is expecting to see some substantial savings with the new solution since it makes it possible to share the storage space with other servers instead of locking each server's space to a single server. For information on the solution and ProAct Systems AS, please contact: Managing Director Omar A. Lien, ProAct Systems AS, Tel +47 93252411 or 22892389 omar.lien@proact.no For information regarding ProAct IT Group AB, please contakt: CEO Henrik Holm, Tel +46 8 410 666 00, henrik.holm@proact.se More information available on www.proact.se. ProAct is an independent specialist that offers advanced solutions in InfoStructure. InfoStructure is the infrastructure in an organization,the purpose of which is to store,protect, move and restore different types of information. The Company,which is active in Denmark,Finland,Norway,Sweden and Switzerland,is aimed at medium-sized and large companies and organizations in need of secure and efficient handling of their InfoStructure. Business is conducted in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Oulu, Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, Stockholm, Göteborg, Linköping, Lund,Sundsvall and Zürich,with a staff of about 320. Most of these employees work with a technical orientation. What sets ProAct apart is the technical competence and experience of its personnel. ProAct IT Group is listed on the O-list of the Stockholm Stock Exchange. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/25/20030325BIT00200/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/25/20030325BIT00200/wkr0002.pdf

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