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With Backup-as-a-Service by Proact, Munters get a reliable daily backup solution, together with enhanced data protection and disaster preparedness.

Sweden-based Munters is a global leader in air treatment solutions, with manufacturing and sales in 30 countries. Munters predominantly operates its IT infrastructure and hosting internally, using its own staff. Some applications, including functions with the highest availability and support requirements, are outsourced to hosting service providers or delivered through Cloud services.

Munters began evaluating a new backup solution for its enterprise needs with the intention to purchase, deploy and operate this internally – in the same fashion as with the existing backup process. Proact was prepared to deliver backup software to match this requirement, but recommened that Munters consider Backup-as-a-Service, which delivers a complete data centre backup function as a managed service.

”We were pleased to learn that Backup-as-a-Service by Proact offered the safest solution for our needs, and that a managed service also offers greater flexibility, compared with a conventional backup solution,” says Per Brandt, Director Group IT, Munters. ”The workload on our IT operations staff is reduced by a provider that we can trust, while we have the option to extend the service to cover the greater part of our Group’s needs”.

Munters is now using Backup-as-a-Service to support its business in Sweden and three subsidiaries in Europe, with the option to add more markets subsequently.

Proact has recently relaunched its Backup-as-a-Service using an enhanced technology platform that offers extended support for various types of storage, multiple systems environments and product vendors. It can be implemented for conventional data centre operations as well as for Cloud services or hybrid environments with data stored in multiple locations: in-house, with hosting services, or in the Cloud. Backup-as-a-Service also eliminates the need for customers to invest in products or dedicated staff for managing backups and all costs are fixed and predictable.

“Our updated Backup-as-a-Service both reflects and goes beyond the paradigm shift in infrastructure design we are experiencing at customer sites today”, says Lena Eskilsson, Managing Director at Proact Sweden. “We often encounter organisations like Munters, that are open towards the Cloud and its great potential, while the bulk of their mission-critical applications and data remain in-house”.

Proact’s fully managed backup solutionalso provides Munters with an additional level of disaster preparedness, as copies of enterprise data are always maintained. Previously, Munters relied on an off-site vault for secure storage of tape backups, a service that is no longer needed.

For further information, please contact:

Jason Clark, CEO and President, Proact IT Group AB, tel +44 1246 266300, jason.clark@proact.eu
Peter Javestad, Vice President / IR, Proact IT Group AB, tel +46 733 56 67 22, peter.javestad@proact.eu

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 the world over 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 720 employees and conducts business in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the USA. Proact was founded in 1994. Proact IT Group AB (publ), its Parent Company, has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 1999 under the ticker symbol PACT.

For further information about Proact’s activities please visit us at www.proact.se

About Munters

Munters is a global leader and premium partner in energy efficient air treatment solutions. Using innovative technologies, our expert engineers create the perfect climate for customers in a wide range of industries with the largest being the food, pharmaceutical and data center sectors. Munters has been defining the future of air treatment since 1955. Today, manufacturing and sales are carried out in 30 countries by around 2700 employees.

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