A mix of primary storage and backup in the cloud prepares Zadkine for the future

KISTA, SWEDEN – Nov. 12, 2013 — / — Zadkine, one of the largest training centres for intermediate vocational education in the Netherlands, has recently signed a 3-year contract with Proact for the supply and implementation of a new storage and backup environment. A unique element of the solution is that it will be partly carried out by Zadkine itself, and partly under the responsibility of Proact. The environment as a whole will serve as the basis for increasing the availability, scalability and the associated IT infrastructure services.

Manager of ICT Operations & Development at Zadkine, Ronald Zeelenberg: “The role and the future growth of our primary and back-up environment required a revised data protection strategy. The solution and the hybrid approach offered by Proact within their services harmonize seamlessly here. Scalability, availability and the fast rollout of projects and expansions will be thereby ensured to the maximum level. While the solution will also bring us a huge financial saving.”

Proact provides a storage environment on the basis of a Netapp FAS3250 cluster. A Managed Cloud service within a Proact enterprise data centre will be used for the backup location. The cloud-based storage capacity will grow dynamically with Zadkine as more capacity becomes necessary for the backup. Day-to-day management tasks related to the backup environment are taken out of the hands of the IT department of Zadkine, enabling the company to focus on innovation and projects that will guarantee added-value for the company management.

Lucas den Os, Managing Director of Proact Netherlands: “Zadkine chose Proact’s hybrid cloud model because it provides the “best of both worlds”, with the perfect balance between “make or buy” at this moment in time. We are very pleased to be able to take this step together with Zadkine, and look forward to a successful continuation of our partnership.”

Proact provides a complete solution, including wholly-owned, 24×7 support for hardware and software.

About Zadkine
Zadkine is one of the largest institutions for intermediate vocational education in the Netherlands. We train professionals, and prepare students for an independent, active position in society with promising perspectives. Skilled, local and involved. Zadkine’s aim is to provide more effective education and ensure a lasting relationship with our students within the context of lifelong learning.

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

Lucas den Os, Managing Director of Proact Netherlands,
Tel. +31 30 30 33 200

Source: Proact


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