FlexPod as a Service

Infrastructure just got an upgrade – Let Proact upgrade you without the up-front cost

Delivering a complex infrastructure platform just got simpler thanks to three of the industry leading vendors – VMware, Cisco and NetApp.  Together they represent best in class technology for compute, hypervisor, network and storage – the core stack of any infrastructure platform – and these technologies are converging in an effort to simplify the delivery of IT services.   

FlexPod is a pretested datacentre solution built on a flexible, scalable, shared infrastructure. All components are integrated and standardised to help you eliminate the guesswork and achieve timely, repeatable, consistent deployments.   

How it works

Proact’s FlexPod as a Service (FPaaS) is a unique Private Cloud Service.  It is the only FlexPod service that delivers you – 

  • A “pay as you use”, monthly model without paying over the odds (like leasing/finance agreements)
  • We own the asset, not you, so it is our problem to maintain and refresh it
  • Design, planning and implementation by Proact’s expert consultants
  • A choice of 24x7 service options from support to fully managed by Proact
  • You can flex up or down - matching changes in your business 

Proact FlexPod as a Service (FPaaS) provides organisations with an on premise FlexPod platform charged as a service, the aim being to align IT spend with consumption of IT resources.  Allocated server, network and storage capacity is charged on a monthly basis, as used.

Proact also uses industry-leading technologies as part of our 3D FlexPod data centre stacks, which allow you to run remote, high-end 3D applications. Read our whitepaper to learn more.  

Visit our dedicated Flexpod website: www.flexpod.co.uk

Key Benefits

  • SAVE MONEY

    Reduce the overall cost of storage both now and in the future.

  • IMPROVE BUDGETING

    Avoid capital budget spikes.

  • FLEXIBLE

    Scale the service up or down as your business demands change.

  • AGILE

    Improve service levels with enterprise class technology at a price point you can afford.

  • AVAILABLE

    Secure, available, flexible storage service.

  • RELEASE RESOURCE

    Free up your valuable IT resources to focus on delivering new business projects.

  • ENTERPRISE CLASS

    Technology from three leading global IT vendors – NetApp, VMware and Cisco, combining to deliver a secure, available & flexible range of IT services.

Recommendations

  • “The close working partnership we have with Proact is highly valuable to us. Finding a provider that offers the technical skill, the assurance that our data remains in the UK and such an aggressive SLA has given us board-level comfort in the DR strategy, as it actually works and protects our business unlike past services”

    Ian Poole, Head of IT Infrastructure, RFIB.

  • “Insourcing is a vital element of our new IT strategy. It will save us money and ensure more robust services. 70 per cent of physical services will be removed when the infrastructure is virtualised. This will ensure faster rollout of new services, even better security and greater uptime.”

    Elisabeth Larsen, IT operations manager at Get (FlexPod Solution).

  • “Thanks to Proact, we avoided what could have been a major disaster today. This disaster recovery solution has already proved to be a real life saver.”

    John Fry, IT Manager, Rufus Leonard.

  • “We needed a partner and a relationship that could evolve with us. Proact offered that and it was in stark contrast with alternative options in the market, which purely involved selling equipment. That's been the key valuable criteria in the relationship that we've got.”

    Matt Meyer, Chief Executive, Taylor Vinters.

  • “Adopting Proact's Cloud Services has meant we are able to focus on more important things than just day-to-day operational tasks. Our IT staff have so much more time to focus on valuable business projects.”

    Gary Wilson, Director of IT, Digby Brown.

  • “Finding the right storage integration partner is critical to ensuring that real benefits come to fruition, and Proact have proven to be an inspired choice that has brought innovation, pragmatism and reliable professionalism to the project.”

    Julian Bond, Head of ICT, Hillarys.

  • “We anticipate significant cost savings of £150,000 over five years, allowing us to invest more in our business and to really align our IT spend with business needs.”

    David Cochrane, Infrastructure Manager, Vital Services Group.

  • “The project is on track and this would never have been possible without such fantastic support from Proact. Their commitment has been extraordinary, their attention to detail superb, their project management skills awesome and without question their technical skills are world class."

    Garry Harris, Head of IT Services, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

  • “The Proact model provides a flexible and robust platform that allows us to do what we do best: give our customers a quality service that saves time, improves staff productivity and makes processes more efficient."

    Dan Wajzner, Managing Director, Document Logistix

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