Proact has signed a contract with Fortnox to design and deliver a new technology foundation for the Fortnox cloud-based platform, which serves more than 300,000 customers. Total contract value for this multi-year agreement is estimated at SEK 30 million.
Fortnox, listed at NGM Nordic SME, is the market leader in Sweden with its cloud-based Fintech services platform, currently used by more than 300,000 small businesses and accounting agencies. By introducing Software-as-a-Service, Fortnox has successfully applied innovation to transform its industry, freeing customers from investing in technology or spending their energies on IT issues detached from core business.
To meet continued rapid business growth, Fortnox has assigned data centre and cloud experts Proact for modernising and scaling its cloud platform. Proact solution architects have designed a bespoke multicloud environment, fully adapted to Fortnox' needs.
"It's essential that we offer a secure product and that customers are confident about where their data resides and who can access it," says Peter Hall, Head of IT Operations, Fortnox.
The new infrastructure hardware is owned by Fortnox while the platform is delivered as a service by Proact, using multiple, networked data centres to facilitate full redundancy and efficient load balancing. The solution leverages a combination of Proact MCS managed services and includes technology from NetApp, Commvault, Juniper and VMware.
"We are immensely proud having earned Fortnox' trust to provide new infrastructure and to manage their business-critical cloud platform. This assignment confirms that Proact, through our business development program, maintains a rapid pace in the right direction in the dynamic market for cloud-based services. Specifically, we notice the growing importance of our capabilities for designing multicloud solutions which combine different delivery models," says Jonas Hasselberg, CEO and President, Proact IT Group AB.
Fortnox has also selected Proact MCS services for Backup and Service Management, which means that Proact assumes full responsibility for backup, day-to-day operations and IT infrastructure maintenance. The entire solution is covered by Proact Premium Support, which implies that Proact coordinates all support events, including when multiple vendors are involved. Proact also maintains a supply of critical spare parts to ensure rapid, independent action on service events.
"Proact devised a solution which satisfies each of our requirements. From our previous positive collaboration with Proact, we are also confident about their delivery capabilities and support services," says Peter Hall.
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