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Proact & Cetus win partner awards from NetApp UK&I

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Both Proact and Cetus pick up NetApp awards in UK&I as Proact was awarded ‘Flash Partner of the Year 2020’ and Cetus ‘Gold Solution Partner of the Year 2020’.

In October, Proact announced their acquisition of Cetus Solutions in the United Kingdom with the ambition to further broaden the portfolio of offerings and to expand their presence in this key market. With key similarities between the businesses, both also pride themselves as being long-standing valued partners to NetApp. It is therefore a pleasure to announce that both Proact and Cetus individually have been recognised for their excellence at this year’s NetApp UK&I awards.

“We’re proud to receive this award from NetApp for our commitment to all-flash projects. To see that our new colleagues at Cetus also picked up an award was yet another testament to the possibilities we see around the combined strengths and synergies between Proact and Cetus. We each have industry-leading skillsets and together, we will achieve even greater results for our customers”, said Martin Thompson, Business Unit Director at Proact in the United Kingdom.

Mike English, Managing Director of Cetus Solutions added, “Our relationship with NetApp is core to our success and we’re thrilled to have been recognised this year. There are many other Gold partners in the UK and it goes to show the skill and dedication of our team to have come top of the list.”

Commenting on the Proact award, Denise Bryant, Channel Director for NetApp UK&I said, “Proact continues to drive business value through IT, offering world-class hybrid solutions delivered by highly skilled and accredited people. As they continue to develop, we have seen particular growth in NetApp all-flash arrays. We look forward to this continued growth for the remainder of this fiscal year and beyond.”

Commenting on the Cetus award, Denise added, “Cetus has been a very loyal NetApp Gold partner for in excess of 10 years and has consistently achieved year after year, working openly and collaboratively with NetApp. FY20 saw a fantastic result for the sales team and the passion and determination to win new business, the dedication of the marketing team who ran various campaigns and activities throughout the year, and the knowledge and skills of the technical team helping to close deals was evident in their overall performance.”

For further information, please contact:

Martin Thompson, Business Unit Director UK, Proact IT Group AB, +44 7824 505 497,

Mike English, Managing Director, Cetus Solutions Limited, +44 7824 505 462,

About Proact

Proact is Europe’s leading independent data centre and cloud services provider. By delivering flexible, accessible and secure IT solutions and services, we help companies and authorities reduce risk and costs, whilst increasing agility, productivity and efficiency. We’ve completed over 5,000 successful projects around the world, have more than 3,500 customers and currently manage in excess of 100 petabytes of information in the cloud. We employ over 1,000 people in 15 countries across Europe and North America. Founded in 1994, our parent company, Proact IT Group AB (publ), listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in 1999 (under the symbol PACT). For further information about Proact’s activities please visit us at

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Going Above and Beyond with VMware

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It’s been an incredible start to 2018 for Cetus. You may recall a recent blog when we announced that we earned VMware’s highly sought-after competency in Network Virtualisation– now we can proudly declare that we have been recognised as the VMware Rising Star of the Year 2018!

After being nominated and shortlisted earlier on this year, we were holding our collective breaths as a small group of Cetus elite travelled to London beneath sunny skies on the 18th of April. The prestigious VMware awards were presented at the 8th Partner Recognition Dinner in the Amba Hotel in Charing Cross- very fancy altogether.
VMware hosts the annual awards as recognition for those partners in the UK who have gone above and beyond in the field of IT solutions and are key to the growth and success of the major vendor- so of course we’d at least be nominated! That being said, we knew that we’d be up against some very tough competition. But we rose above the other nominees, having proven that Cetus are one of the best in the delivery, service and support to users of VMware solutions.

The Rising Star award recognises Cetus Solutions as a quality provider of VMware, going farther than most to design a bespoke solution to fit your business and be there for you when any problems arise. It guarantees excellent service, from the moment you start researching the answer to your IT problems, all the way through to its the implementation and beyond.

“We are delighted to win the award for Rising Star 2018 at VMware’s prestigious UK&I Partner Recognition Dinner. For us, the award celebrates what has been a fantastic year helping our customers to transform their organisations with market-leading technologies from VMware. The award recognises our continued investment to achieve and maintain the highest levels of technical competency, knowledge and experience across VMware technologies to ensure we deliver first-class solutions, service and support for our customers.” said Claire Gibson, Head of Marketing and Strategic Vendor Alliances, who went to London to collect the award.

“It is a great honour to be recognised by VMware as the Rising Star for 2018 with our focus on the NSX / VSAN solutions. Cetus have been working with VMware since the early days of GSX/ESX Server virtualisation platforms and continue to develop customer solutions based on proven technologies. The award is a great testament to my team’s commitment and this recognition is proudly received,” said Managing Director Mike English.

If you want to work with VMware’s brightest star to solve your IT solution challenges, speak to one of our experts today. Alternatively, our free-of-charge security posture review will provide you an opportunity to discuss your endpoint security challenges, as well as your wider cyber security posture with regards to perimeter, data centre and cloud components.

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