Swedish telecom giant expands to accommodate information growth

Swedish telecom giant expands to accommodate information growth Purchases advanced data storage solution from ProAct Ericsson Global IT Services has ordered a data storage solution from ProAct Datasystem AB, a company in the ProAct IT Group. Ericsson needs extra storage capacity to accommodate the rapidly expanding volume of information generated from projects within the company. The new solution has the capacity to store a total of 2 terabytes of data, i.e. approximately 2,000,000,000 bytes. The solution is of the NAS (Networked Attached Storage) type, which means that the data is stored on separate servers, which collate information used by different systems within the network. In this case, ProAct, a leading Nordic integrator and a specialist in the field of secure infrastructure, has recommended using equipment from Network Appliance, the American NAS specialist. "We have observed a rapid increase in interest in NAS solutions since the start of 2001. NAS solutions are some of the most powerful and cost- effective means of dealing with extremely large volumes of data in widely spread organisations," says Anders Thunborg, a Key Account Manager with ProAct Datasystem. One of the advantages of the system, which is built up around a Network Appliance NAS solution, is the fact that it can deal with files from different operating systems. This means that all users can access all information - irrespective of whether it originates from a Unix or a Windows NT/2000 environment. The system also supports thousands of simultaneous users, and can easily be upgraded to a capacity of 12 TB as and when necessary. The technological design also makes the solution tolerant to errors and able to deal with disk crashes, faulty network units and other disturbances without losing information. The contract is worth an estimated SEK 2.4 million. For additional information, visit www.proact.se or contact: Peter Dahlberg Per-Arne Lundberg Senior Sales Executive, ProAct Datasystem AB CEO, ProAct IT Group AB peter.dahlberg@proact.se per-arne.lundberg@proact.se Tel. +46 8 410 666 00 Tel. +46 8 410 666 00 ProAct is a specialist and independent integrator with know-how, methods and products in the field of infrastructure for securing mission- critical information. The company, which is active in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden, focuses on large and medium-sized companies and organisations in need of secure and efficient handling of mission-critical information. Business is conducted in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Helsinki, Uleåborg, Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Linköping, Lund, Sundsvall, Karlskrona and Zurich, with a staff more than 260, most of whom are technically oriented. What sets ProAct apart is the technical expertise and competence of its personnel. ProAct IT Group AB is listed on the O-list of the OM Stockholm Stock Exchange, Attract40. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/06/20/20010620BIT01100/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/06/20/20010620BIT01100/bit0001.pdf

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