In today’s digitalised world, employees must have access to databases and communication applications wherever they might be and on whatever device they wish to use. The fixed workstation generation is over. With more than 140 employees in 20...
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In today’s digitalised world, employees must have access to databases and communication applications wherever they might be and on whatever device they wish to use. The fixed workstation generation is over. With more than 140 employees in 20 countries across the globe, iba’s IT infrastructure has to be able to support mobile working, while being reliable and providing the right levels of performance.
iba AG approached data centre specialist and cloud service provider Proact to help its staff enter today’s mobile paradigm and to also optimise its existing infrastructure. Everything started with analysis - to define goals and the services that were needed. After this Proact’s experts developed a cost-efficient and future-proof concept that integrated enterprise-class technology with existing solutions to create a highly unified solution.
As a result of Proact’s solution, all workloads, including the development environment, are now underpinned by two identically equipped data centres. To establish a truly turbo IT platform, Proact consolidated data and included symmetrical replication to ensure effective disaster recovery, centralised management, data protection and efficient use of resources. Ultimately, iba AG now has the performance capabilities so staff can access IT services as and when they need them.
“Proact understood our requirements for this solution right from the start and thought very efficiently and customer-oriented when designing the systems and licenses,” says Marc Besten, IT Infrastructure & Security at iba AG.
To learn more about this exciting partnership and the benefits IBA is gaining through this solution, please visit: https://www.proact.eu/en/case-studies/iba-ag/
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Data centre and cloud services provider Proact has successfully supported Group Victor Peeters to deploy additional IT capacity for specific business activities. In addition, Proact is also creating a test and development environment for Group...
Data centre and cloud services provider Proact has successfully supported Group Victor Peeters to deploy additional IT capacity for specific business activities. In addition, Proact is also creating a test and development environment for Group Victor Peeter’s new ERP system.
Group Victor Peeters is a leading specialist in industrial cleaning with over 45 construction yards across Belgium and the Netherlands. Peeters uses state-of-the-art technology to provide its customers with the best solutions.
When Peeters needed instant capacity for specific activities, the IT department turned to Proact for help. Koen Van den Kerkhof, Technical Lead ICT at Group Victor Peeters, says: “It was too complex and time-consuming to prepare our existing infrastructure to support these activities on short notice. That’s why we asked Proact to come up with a solution.
“Proact created an IT-as-a-Service based proposition which enables us to offer our staff compute and storage capacity on the fly through a VDI platform.”
Peeters still needed to use a key legacy software solution and wanted to integrate this into the ITaaS platform. Proact and a specialist partner worked closely together to enable the use of this platform, which is hosted and maintained at the partner´s data centre. Connectivity to the Proact data centre is facilitated via a dedicated VPN connection.
Utilising the broad knowledge of the Proact Group, a second project is in progress which involves the creation of a test and development environment for Peeters Group’s new ERP system. Van den Kerkhof decided that Peeters needs to stick to an on-premises platform based on Microsoft Dynamics.
Van den Kerkhof adds: “Because we do not want to use our own data centre for test and development, we asked Proact to deliver a private cloud solution. The various iterations of our new ERP platform will be hosted by Proact in its data centre. This way, we can work consistently and without impacting production systems, and we can fine-tune the new solution, which is expected to go live at the company on January 1st, 2019.”
Koen Van den Kerkhof is extremely happy with all the help Proact has provided so far. “We now have the systems in place that prepare us for the future. These new projects were handled in the same professional way. Proact has been a true partner and was able to act fast and flexibly.”
Sander Dekker, Business Unit Director of Europe West at Proact, says: “Peeters is a long-time Proact customer who counts on our expertise and services to support their business processes with IT. We are very happy to have helped them with these two projects and look forward to keep on serving Peeters in the future.”