FlexPod as a Service

Your core infrastructure. Delivered on our managed, flexible & scalable platform

Enterprise-class infrastructure – without the capital outlay

Buying and maintaining your own IT infrastructure is expensive and complicated. You need to pay upfront for the right hardware and software (or sign up to leasing or finance agreements). Then, to get the best out of it, you either have to pay someone to focus on this full-time or have a current member of your IT team do it as well as their day job, which isn't an ideal situation for your people or your IT.

What is FlexPod as a Service?

What is FlexPod as a Service?

FlexPod as a Service (FPaaS) sees us deliver your entire infrastructure – storage, compute, network and hypervisor – as a managed, cloud-based service. You pay monthly only for what you use – and can scale up and down with demand. You get industry-leading technology from NetApp, VMWare and Cisco. And we manage everything according to agreed service levels.

Numerous financial benefits

Numerous financial benefits

With FlexPod as a Service, you don't have to buy expensive hardware and software or spend money increasing capacity, upgrading or maintaining it. You only pay for what you use via a monthly subscription. And unlike leasing, FPaaS allows you to move IT spend off your balance sheet, improve cash flow and, in many cases, reduce your tax liability.

All the support you need

All the support you need

Not only does FlexPod as a Service mean you get industry-leading infrastructure, it also ensures you get the 24/7 attention you need to get the best out of it. This can take the form of monitoring and incident resolution assistance (see Premium Support+ in the 'related services' section below), or you can take advantage of our fully-comprehensive management offering (see Service management), and enjoy the most business benefits.

A trusted partner

A trusted partner

Whatever support option you choose, you'll benefit from agreed service levels delivered by our experienced team. We've been delivering managed services since 1994 and currently manage and secure over 100PB of customer data. As one of the first providers in Europe to deliver FlexPod solutions, we have the skills and knowledge you need to create a truly best-fit platform. As the market has matured, we've become one of the biggest players.

Benefits

Lower costs

Lower costs

No capital outlay for hardware, software or skills

Fully-managed

Fully-managed

So you get the best performance, whilst freeing your team

Flexible

Flexible

Scale up and down with demand. Choose your level of support

The best technology

The best technology

Enterprise-class infrastructure from industry leaders

Simple

Simple

All aspects of your infrastructure delivered as one service

Completely secure

Completely secure

ISO27001-certified. Monitored by our own SOC experts

What our customers had to say

We opted for FlexPod as this concept responds to the high demands of our customers on availability and reliability.  This is possible with Proact's converged infrastructure solution. With the platform, we can easily scale up, and thereby grow. In order to do this properly, we need a partner who can assist us with detailed knowledge and expertise. Proact is that partner.

Jesper Weiland, Commercial Director, Exonet

Implementing Proact’s FlexPod as a Service has really transformed how we interact with our IT system. We now have a much simpler environment which is managed 24/7 by Proact, leaving our IT staff free to get on with projects that really make a difference to us. We anticipate massive cost savings of £150,000 over five years, allowing us invest more in our business and to really align our IT spend with business needs.

David Cochrane, Infrastructure Manager, Vital Services Group

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Success stories

Glencore Agriculture

With innovation being at the core of IT operations at Glencore Agriculture, the company achieved a modern yet scalable infrastructure by introducing FlexPod

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