Proact partners with NetApp and Cisco to improve cloud infrastructure delivery

As one of few qualified partners in Europe, Proact has partnered up with NetApp and Cisco to offer the latest FlexPod solutions, including the new Managed Private Cloud service. Based on proven FlexPod architecture, Managed Private Cloud solutions provide customers with new consumption options and increased flexibility.

As customers continue to modernise their data centres and look towards hybrid cloud models, Proact can offer design, implementation and optimisation skills to help organisations leverage on powerful FlexPod IT infrastructures. Managed Private Cloud solutions are built on FlexPod and enable organisations to realise a cloud-like, ‘as a Service’ model for their on-premises IT.

Proact can enable a streamlined transition to a Managed Private Cloud that is located on-premises but managed remotely by some of the industry’s best specialists. By adopting a Managed Private Cloud alongside Proact’s 24/7 Service Management, organisations can ensure that critical customer data remains secure while also advancing cloud capabilities.

The combination of Proact and FlexPod continues to be a platform for innovation and investment protection. Proact’s service portfolio now includes ready-to-use solutions for the latest virtualisation software, enterprise applications and databases, incorporating the latest technologies from Cisco and NetApp.

"As one of the first and largest FlexPod Premium Partners in Europe, Cisco and NetApp technologies have been used for many years as part of our enterprise-class managed services. We are therefore thrilled to add the new Managed Private Cloud solution to our portfolio, giving us even stronger capabilities to efficiently and effectively manage on-premises private clouds for our customers across Europe." says Paul Bates, Vice President for Managed Services at Proact.

Proact can now also offer a series of pre-tested and validated vertical-based solutions including FlexPod Data Centre for Epic HER, an application for healthcare customers. “These solutions will help our customers tackle industry-centric challenges, where key applications can be deployed quickly and organisations can overcome the hurdles of diverse, dynamic and distributed data” continues Paul Bates.

Siva Sivakumar, Senior Director, Data Centre Solutions at Cisco Systems, says: "With these new offerings we are helping organisations accelerate deployment of their business-critical applications by providing a secure, robust and flexible private cloud infrastructure that has the speed and simplicity of public cloud."

Additional resources

Press release from NetApp

Press release from Cisco

For further information, please contact:
Peter Javestad, Acting CEO and President, Proact, tel. +46 733 56 67 22, peter.javestad@proact.eu
Paul Bates, VP, Managed Cloud Services, Proact IT Group, tel. +447 825 983482, pbates@proact.co.uk
Danny Duggal, Head of Strategic Marketing Communications, Proact IT Group, tel. +46 733 566843, danny.duggal@proact.eu

About Proact
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), 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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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 1,000 people with offices across 15 countries in 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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