Proact introduces user-friendly storage architecture to fuel growth

The Belgian company has over 30 locations across the globe that all use the company’s private cloud infrastructure. This architecture is housed in Reynaers’ Duffel data centre. With staff spanning across various countries relying on a single, centralised, storage platform, and in the midst of the company’s rapid growth, IT resource sought help as they were quickly running out of capacity.

Challenge
Reynaers‘ existing storage system had limited capacity and was complex and expensive to manage. When their maintenance contract was due to expire they decided to replace their system with a more effective and user-friendly platform.

Solution
Proact advised Reynaers that Pure Storage ActiveCluster, an all-flash system that supports active-active synchronous mirroring for high availability, would be a great fit for the firm’s needs.

Thanks to its familiarity with Reynaers’ IT infrastructure and requirements, Proact was able to install the Pure Storage ActiveCluster system very quickly, using ‘plug-and-play’ rules. This enabled the IT department to connect to the new platform in just a couple of hours of the POC being developed. The POC only lasted three weeks, not because Reynaers was unhappy with the product — quite the contrary. It fully delivered what the company expected.

Everything is running really well following the Proof of Concept, both in financial and operational terms. And Proact has played a critical role in this success.