Proact to supply disk system to Lappset

Proact, Europe’s leading independent storage integrator, has supplied a storage system to Lappset Oy. Proact also replaced Lappset’s SAN network switches at the same time.

“We already had a similar storage setup, but this used previous generation equipment and was five years old. We were running out of capacity, and the maintenance agreement was getting more and more expensive because our hardware was getting older. These were our most important reasons for replacing the systems,” explains Vesa Takala, leader of the Lappset IT management team.

The new system supplied to Lappset was dimensioned on the basis of the performance analysis of the old system.

“Tenders nowadays involve transferring huge image and video volumes. Using such images and videos has massively increased the need for capacity. So we explained to the company how they could achieve savings using cheaper, smarter technology,” says Jouni Tuhkanen, Sales Manager at Proact.

“The supply contract covered a period of three months, and things clicked into place perfectly. We were even brave enough to replace the disk system mid-week as so much care had been taken over advance preparations,” says Vesa Takala with enthusiasm.

Proact supplied Lappset with a centralised storage system (EMC VNX5300) and SAN network switches (EMC Connectrix DS-300B).

For further information, please contact:
Managing Director, Mika Nyholm, Proact Finland Oy, tel. +358 20 791 9216, mika.nyholm@proact.fi
Sales Manager Jouni Tuhkanen, Proact Finland Oy, tel. +358 40 486 5222, jouni.tuhkanen@proact.fi

About Proact 

Proact is Europe's leading independent storage integrator and cloud services enabler. Delivering business agility since 1994 Proact help organisations across the globe reduce risk, reduce cost and most importantly deliver flexible, available and highly secure IT services.

Proact’s solutions cover all aspects of data storage, virtualisation, networking and security - with over 3,500 projects successfully delivered and 10PB of data under management in the Proact Enterprise Cloud.

The Proact Group has more than 670 employees and conducts business in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. 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 14 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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