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Saffier De Residentiegroep makes 20% plus data centre savings thanks to Proact's hyperconverged solution

09:00 / 20 January 2015 Proact Press release

Saffier De Residentiegroep, a health care service provider, has chosen Proact to supply a hyperconverged data centre solution.

Saffier De Residentiegroep was making plans to replace its IT infrastructure, the cornerstone of its IT environment. Disaster recovery was not in place and its environment had become unable to support the organisation in terms of performance. The amounts of obsolete hardware were also a reason to look for another solution.

Bert Hartsuiker, Saffier De Residentiegroep's IT Manager says: "We have opted for Proact and SimpliVity Omnicube. With this solution, Proact has offered us an environment that meets the demands of our environment. The new IT infrastructure will bring Saffier De Residentiegroep significant savings in terms of hardware and operating costs and the alternative environment will reduce the risks. This will allow us to enhance the services we provide to our customers and to streamline management."

The complete solution consists of three SimpliVity Omnicubes, including a disaster recovery environment. The hyperconverged systems will give the organisation more control over its IT environment. They will simplify its management thanks to the VMware centric approach and lower the risk thanks to the back-up component that is integrated into the solution.

The savings will be made for more than 20% of hardware and more than 40% of operating costs, such as licenses for VMware, storage, power and cooling.

Lucas den Os, Managing Director of Proact Netherlands says: "The SimpliVity Omnicube solution is a fine example of innovation.. Proact has a proven track record with many health care organisations, including various hospitals and mental health care institutions. We are looking forward to working with Saffier De Residentiegroep to achieve the objectives in terms of cost savings and risk reduction."

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 over the world 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 660 employees and conducts business in Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Proact was founded in 1994. Proact IT Group AB (publ), its Parent Company, has been listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm since 1999 under the symbol PACT.

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