SBM Offshore Chooses Proact

Getting three NetApp systems and CommVault Simpana
This is a Press Release edited by on 2013.07.05

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SBM Schiedam, a Dutch division of SBM
Offshore N.V.
, specialist in the production
of installations for the extraction and storage of oil and gas products, has
chosen Proact IT Group AB for the delivery and implementation of a new enterprise storage and
backup environment.


Proact is providing the complete solution, including Proact's own global
24x7 Premium support services for hardware and software. SBM is signing a
three-year contract with Proact, to further optimise the IT (storage)

SBM was looking for a scalable environment that could handle the
performance and availability of its applications and databases.

The solution that Proact is supplying consists of three NetApp
systems, including the FAS 6220 from NetApp's flagship series. The backup part
of the solution is based on CommVault technology. This backup solution provides
SBM with maximum integration with NetApp snapshots from a single GUI for all
backup and restore tasks, guaranteeing minimal impact on the performance and
management of the NetApp storage environment.

Erwin Sparreboom, senior IT manager, SBM Schiedam, explains: "We chose Proact because, besides a good
technical solution, we were above all, looking for a solid partner for the
longer term that can also provide vendor-independent and integrated solutions During
the selection process Proact showed clear future vision in the field of storage
and cloud-related services and they stood out with a creative and constructive
approach which they shared with us.

Lucas den Os, MD of Proact in the Netherlands, says: "We are extremely proud of the fact that Proact is able to provide a key
element of the IT infrastructure of an organisation that is responsible for
projects which are worth several billions of euros. With this solution SBM
Offshore is ensured of outstanding performance, reliability and above all the
'business agility' that the organisation demands as a 'global player'. We look
forward to a successful and long-term cooperation.