2022-05-10

By adding SD-Connect – comprised of SD-WAN, SD-WiFi and SD-LAN – to its portfolio, Europe’s leading independent data centre and cloud services provider Proact is able to offer its customers an AI-driven networking solution. The improved network performance made possible by these services is critical for enabling access to data wherever it is stored.

The services that make up SD-Connect are designed to interoperate with one another to ensure ideal network coverage. They are additionally delivered from the same vendor, resulting in a more consistent service than a mixture of networking components from multiple vendors. The services are offered fully managed by Proact.

All of the software-defined solutions within the package are overseen from a cloud management platform, thereby eliminating the need to manually configure each individual device. This makes it possible to extend a network to more users or locations quickly and easily. Additionally, customers are no longer limited to MPLS circuits to deliver reliable connectivity.

SD-Connect also features an integrated AI engine not found in comparable software-defined networking solutions. The engine can proactively solve certain issues, such as failed WiFi access points, on its own — thus reducing time spent fixing problems, managing networks and improving service levels.

“As networking becomes more complex, we are seeing a rise in demand for single pane of glass solutions,” says Per Sedihn, CTO and VP of Portfolio and Technology at Proact. “We can now offer such a solution to our customers, because with SD-Connect, multiple sites and devices can be managed over one dashboard, creating a more transparent network.”

By analysing real-time information about how users experience network performance, machine-learning insights in the AI engine focus on improving end-user experience, and in doing so can increase customers’ business productivity.

“Ways of working have been altered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic,” adds Sedihn. “As many organisations re-evaluate their physical office spaces in light of these changes, the implementation of the solutions found in SD-Connect provides them with an opportunity to make their networks more efficient, reliable and simple to manage. SD-Connect enables better multicloud connectivity by allowing branch sites to securely access applications and services in the public cloud, local service provider clouds and the customers’ own data centres — connecting customers to their data wherever it is stored.”

SD-Connect is available across all countries where Proact operates. Customers can obtain the solutions either as a bundle or separately. All solutions can be installed through zero-touch provisioning.

For further information, please contact: 
Per Sedihn, CTO and VP, Portfolio & Technology, Proact IT Group AB, tel. +46 8 41 06 66 52, per.sedihn@proact.eu
Danny Duggal,
VP Commercial & Communications, Proact IT Group AB, tel. +46 733 56 68 43, danny.duggal@proact.eu

About Proact

Proact is Europe’s leading specialist in data and information management with focus on cloud services and data centre solutions. We help our customers to store, connect, protect, secure and drive value through their data whilst increasing agility, productivity and efficiency. We’ve completed thousands of successful projects around the world, have more than 4,000 customers and currently manage hundreds of petabytes of information in the cloud. We employ over 1,000 people in 13 countries across Europe and North America. Founded in 1994, our parent company, Proact IT Group AB (publ), was listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in 1999 (under the symbol PACT). For further information about Proact’s activities please visit us at www.proact.eu