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As a growing business, Howard Kennedy required a partner that could help deliver huge digital transformation projects. Based in London, the law firm provides a variety of legal services, from financial services to real estate, and works with entrepreneurial businesses, funders and individuals.

Howard Kennedy sought a service provider with solid experience in the legal sector and who also had advanced technical skills. Proact fit the bill and could deliver on the firm’s main aim which was to replace its ageing storage systems, in both its primary and secondary data centres, with next generation, fully redundant and highly performant technology. The organisation’s existing NetApp storage arrays were also coming to the end of their support cycle but due to rising support costs, it was impractical to extend this support any further. Proact developed a solution.

Proact carried out a performance review of Howard Kennedy’s existing systems to establish a clear idea of capacity, bandwidth and IOPS requirements, ultimately ensuring that the new solution was what the business needed. With these findings in mind, a holistic solution was designed by Proact’s experts which offered a high performance, highly available storage and a compute infrastructure that could cope with future demands.

“It’s a pleasure to work with Proact. These projects have significantly improved our IT capacity and performance, ensuring the underlying infrastructure supports our 2020 vision of growth via acquisitions, with a fixed monthly cost and guaranteed cost per GB for any expansion,” says Clive Knott, IT Director at Howard Kennedy.

To learn more about this exciting partnership and the benefits Howard Kennedy is gaining through this solution, please visit:

For further information, please contact:
Jonas Hasselberg, CEO and President, Proact IT Group AB,
Peter Javestad, Vice President, Proact IT Group AB, tel: +46 733 56 67 22,
Danny Duggal, Head of Strategic Marketing Communications, Proact IT Group AB, tel. +46 733 566 843,

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Proact is Europe’s leading independent data centre and cloud services provider. By delivering flexible, accessible and secure IT solutions and services, we help companies and authorities reduce risk and costs, whilst increasing agility, productivity and efficiency. We’ve completed over 5,000 successful projects around the world, have more than 3,500 customers and currently manage in excess of 100 petabytes of information in the cloud. We employ over 800 people in 15 countries across Europe and North America. Founded in 1994, our parent company, Proact IT Group AB (publ), listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in 1999 (under the symbol PACT). For further information about Proact’s activities please visit us at

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