Proact standardises Kaisanet storage technologies

Proact, Europe’s leading independent storage integrator, has supplied Kaisanet with standardised storage technologies. Established by two telephone cooperatives in early 2011, Kaisanet was using a range of outdated and diverse technologies that needed to be combined. Proact supplied the solution.

“We chose Proact because their extensive experience and leading edge technology were important to us. We also considered how cost-effective the solution would be; because after all, this represented a significant investment for us,” explains Kimmo Kauppinen, ICT Production Director at Kaisanet.

“Kaisanet decided to go with the vPLEX Metro system for virtualisation of its storage as this system facilitates implementation of active/active data centres. The solution Proact suggested wad based on technology from EMC,” says Kimmo Nurmivuori, Sales Manager at Proact.
vPLEX resolves a wide range of problems relating to business critical information and reliability, and it can be used for data migration and data transfer over synchronous connections.

“vPLEX metro allows data to be transferred and shared between data centres. Multiple users can use two locations to read and write the same data – simultaneously. This means that information is always real-time and eliminates the need to copy and share data between two data centres,” explains Nurmivuori.

Green IT
Besides the virtual storage technology supplied, RecoverPoint and two VNX5300 disk systems were selected to provide constant data protection. RecoverPoint continuously replicates stored data; so allowing data to be restored to any point in time.  Compared with traditional SnapShot technology, RecoverPoint is like a video capture.

“The hardware supplied uses the very latest EMC technology. As a result, power consumption is lower and less cooling is required than was the case with the previous generation hardware.

“This restructuring initiative ensures that the same services are available at the data centres in both Kajaani and Iisalmi. They can also be transferred from one data centre to the other without interruption,” notes Kauppinen.

For further information, please contact:
Managing Director, Mika Nyholm, Proact Finland Oy, tel. +358 20 791 9216, mika.nyholm@proact.fi
Kimmo Nurmivuori, Sales Manager at Proact, +358 40 052 1112, kimmo.nurmivuori@proact.fi
Kimmo Kauppinen, ICT Acquisition Director at Kaisanet, +358 44 734 4255, kimmo.kauppinen@kaisanet.fi

About Proact
Proact is Europe’s leading independent integrator in the fields of data storage and cloud solutions. 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 elements of data storage, including virtualisation, network functions and security, and the company has more than 3 500 successful projects behind it, along with vast information volumes which are managed at the Proact data centre.

The Proact Group has more than 670 employees and conducts business in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Sweden and the Czech Republic. Proact was founded in 1994. Proact IT Group AB (publ), its Parent Company, has been listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm since 1999 under the symbol PACT.

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

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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 14 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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We chose Proact because their extensive experience and leading edge technology were important to us.
Kimmo Kauppinen, ICT Production Director at Kaisanet