Liseberg has assigned Proact to help modernise its IT infrastructure. Its new data centre solution, designed and delivered by Proact, comprises a hyperconverged system which integrates servers and storage, and a high-performance backup solution which also provides enhanced protection against cyberthreats.
Following procurement, the amusement park Liseberg, Sweden's largest tourist destination, has signed Proact as their partner for a major initiative to update its IT infrastructure. The key objectives for the investment are to simplify operations and administration of the data centre environment and to get a scalable solution which makes it easy to add storage and server capacity. Liseberg currently manages about 60 terabytes of data, and the volume is estimated to grow by 10 percent annually.
"We were positively impressed by Proact's solution, which received the highest score in each part of our evaluation. We value that Proact offers local support services, providing certified expertise on the products included, and that they maintain close relationships with the vendors involved," says Martin Olesen, IT operations manager at Liseberg.
Liseberg also called for a more efficient backup procedure and faster restore capabilities for virtual servers and data, which the new backup solution achieves. In addition, it provides an extra line of defence against ransomware cyberattacks where the attacker tries to lock all data by means of encryption. This mode of attack is effectively hindered by keeping an "air gap" backup copy, logically and physically separated from the primary IT environment.
"We are very pleased about the assignment to help Liseberg update their infrastructure for business-critical IT. This project shows how Proact, as a partner, creates value for our customers through modern solutions that help boost productivity while meeting strict requirements on availability and security," says Roland Fällberg, sales manager at Proact IT Sweden AB.
The new Proact solution will replace several key data centre devices at Liseberg - including servers, storage systems and networking devices - with a hyperconverged system. This is an "all in one" solution where all components are integrated into a single, compact unit and can be managed together. To maximise availability, this system is mirrored, installed in two interconnected data centre sites.
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