Proact equips Bol.com with its own data centre infrastructure

Proact is supplying and supporting Bol.com, the largest online retailer in the Netherlands and Belgium, with storage and back-up components for the data centre infrastructure of its online shop.

This new commission builds on the existing cooperation between Proact and Bol.com. Since 2013 Proact has been involved in developing the architecture for the data centre and has now been chosen by Bol.com to assist in realizing it.

Bol.com went live with its own data centre infrastructure last year as a result of its desire to respond flexibly and scalably to strong growth. In order to supplement its own knowledge with the required specialist knowledge about storage, Bol.com went looking for a partner that could help with this challenge.

The organization now has a reliable, flexible and scalable data centre infrastructure for its online shop, which now supplies around 5 million customers with a wide range of articles.

“We’ve been working with Proact for some years now and chose them partly because our cultures match. Bol.com is an extremely dynamic organization. If we have a good idea today, it needs to be implemented as soon as possible. The scalability of the landscape is essential to our shop platform. ‘One size fits all’ doesn’t work here. With Proact we have brought in a partner that is proactive and consults strategically with us, a partner that is there for us day and night and that guarantees us the fastest possible ‘go-to-market’, which is crucial to us,” says Niels van de Wall, Director IT Operations at Bol.com.

The complete solution is based on the flagship storage system of NetApp and CommVault back-up and data management. Proact provides the solution including local 24x7 Proact premium support for the solution.

Lucas den Os, Managing Director of Proact in the Netherlands, says, “Bol.com has a clear vision about how IT has to support the business in every aspect of its organization. The solution we offered gives Bol.com outstanding performance, reliability and above all the flexibility that this dynamic and still rapidly growing organization demands. Following Bol.com’s relocation to WTC Papendorp in Utrecht we are practically neighbours, so we can offer unrivalled SLA to the largest online retailer in the Netherlands and Belgium.”

For further information, please contact:

Martin Ödman, CEO and President, Proact IT Group AB, tel +46 733 56 68 11, martin.odman@proact.eu
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 field of integrated systems (data storage, servers and networks) and private cloud services. 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 data centre elements, including storage, servers, security and network functions. In addition, Proact’s cloud service operations manage 70 petabytes of information. Proact has completed more than 3,500 successful projects all over the world to date.

The Proact Group has more than 660 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, and its parent company Proact IT Group AB (publ) has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm under the symbol PACT since 1999.

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

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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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