Unique UCS Technology in Use: Proact to Build Data Center Environment for TDC

Proact, the largest storage solution expert in the Northern Europe, is to provide a storage system for the corporate operator TDC. The delivery will cover duplication of disk space to the two data centers of TDC and the servers used for consolidating virtual machines.

Proact will implement the data center renovation using the products of its partners Cisco, NetApp and EMC. The technology provided by NetApp is the unique MetroCluster. It can be used to distribute one storage system to two geographically separate data centers with full synchronisation.

“The virtual machines in the TDC data centers see MetroCluster as one disk system. In addition, same services can be executed from both data centers without interruptions in use. Also maintenance, updates and tests can be managed without interruptions,” says Sales Manager Petri Heino of Proact Finland.

TDC’s data is secured using the deduplication technology by EMC. Deduplication eliminates unnecessary overlapping data entries. At the same time, network traffic and related costs decline.

Proact is Cisco’s first USC-certified partner in Finland

The TDC servers will be equipped with Cisco’s new UCS (Unified Computing System) technology.

“The USC architecture makes it possible to combine smoothly network technology and storage systems into a virtualised data center,” describes Systems Architect Calle Granfelt of TDC.

The UCS architecture developed by Cisco covers servers, network solutions and administration software. They all are commanded by virtualisation software.

Proact is Cisco’s first USC-certified partner in Finland. According to the acknowledgement, Proact has the most profound understanding in the business on building cloud services that support virtualisation.

Further information:

Osmo Laita, Country Manager, Proact Finland Oy, tel.+358 407 740 460, osmo.laita@proact.fi

Systems Architect Calle Granfelt, TDC Oy, tel. +358 50 994 3256, calle.granfelt@tdc.fi

About Proact

Proact is a specialist in storage, archiving and securing large volumes of mission-critical information. As an independent integrator, Proact provides systems, support and consulting services within its focus area of data storage and archiving.

The Proact Group has more than 350 employees and conducts business in Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Slovakia.

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.

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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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