Proact IT Group: Movir chooses FlexPod from Proact

UTRECHT, Netherlands--()--Regulatory News:

Disability insurer Movir recently signed a 3-year contract with Proact for the supply, implementation and management of a converged data center infrastructure solution based on the FlexPod reference architecture. FlexPod is a validated solution from Cisco and NetApp that combines networking, computing and storage in one shared IT infrastructure. The environment as a whole will serve as the basis for increasing the availability, scalability, performance and associated IT infrastructure services.

Movir is the only specialist disability insurer for independent professionals in the Netherlands. The solution not only helps to guarantee continuity for Movir’s connection with its internal customers, its extreme scalability also means that it is capable of responding flexibly to changing market demands. Movir’s IS Engineer, Ron Thakour, says, “As well as outstanding expertise in the field of storage and unified computing, Proact always keeps a sharp eye on technological developments.”

The environment Proact is supplying is based on NetApp storage, Cisco UCS servers, and networking and virtualisation from NFS, in combination with VMware. Using a pre-validated design based on established building blocks avoids risks and reduces implementation times. In addition the updating and maintenance of the knowledge and expertise of the data management department will be significantly improved since the entire environment is simple to adjust and manage using a GUI. This last aspect was the decisive factor, particularly as management of the infrastructure is a growing expense, which will be brought back within bounds by implementation of the solution.

Lucas den Os, Managing Director Proact Benelux, says, “Organisations are increasingly moving away from comprehensively evaluating all the suppliers in the market and are focusing above all on the desired functionality and business benefits. Minimal downtime, maximum performance and ultimate scalability & agility are the requirements of today. We are hugely proud that a high-quality service provider like Movir has chosen the FlexPod solution from Proact which can perfectly meet these business requirements.” As a FlexPod Premium partner Proact provides a complete solution, including wholly-owned, 24x7 support for hardware and software.

About Movir

Movir specialises in disability insurance for medical and business professionals, from graduate level up. A key focus of Movir’s support is the prevention and re-integration of disability. In 2009, 2011 and 2012 Movir was named “Best Income Insurer” by industry organisation Adfiz. More information at www.movir.nl.

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 640 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.eu

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Contacts

For further information, please contact:
Lucas den Os, Managing Director of Proact Netherlands,
Tel. +31 30 30 33 200
lucas.den.os@proact.nl
or
Bas Jongeling, Movir, Senior Communications Manager
Tel.: +31 (0)30 607 87 00
bas.jongeling@movir.nl
or
Inger Hund, Progress Communications,
Tel.: +31 (0)20 363 11 52,
proact@progresscommunications.nl
www.persberichtonline.nl

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Contacts

For further information, please contact:
Lucas den Os, Managing Director of Proact Netherlands,
Tel. +31 30 30 33 200
lucas.den.os@proact.nl
or
Bas Jongeling, Movir, Senior Communications Manager
Tel.: +31 (0)30 607 87 00
bas.jongeling@movir.nl
or
Inger Hund, Progress Communications,
Tel.: +31 (0)20 363 11 52,
proact@progresscommunications.nl
www.persberichtonline.nl