Partnership to improve cloud infrastructure

18th June 2018
Source: Proact
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Partnership to improve cloud infrastructure

A partnership has formed between Proact, 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 aims to 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, Proact aims for organisation’s to be able to keep critical customer data 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.

Paul Bates, Vice President for Managed Services at Proact, stated: "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." 

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. 

Siva Sivakumar, Senior Director, Data Centre Solutions at Cisco Systems, said: "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."

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