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Plan B stories

Plan B, often personified through the insightful columns of Ian Forrester, has emerged as a vanguard in the realms of business continuity, cloud backup services, and data recovery. Rooted deeply in Wellington, New Zealand, their expertise has shaped the development of state-of-the-art data centres, ensuring businesses can withstand and recover from the digital age's most daunting challenges. Their narrative is one of relentless pursuit of recovery capability improvement, debunking myths surrounding business continuity, and expanding their services through strategic acquisitions.

From opening Wellington's newest data centre to acquiring pioneering companies like Iconz, Plan B's journey reflects a progressive evolution in tackling modern IT conundrums. Their collaboration with Panasonic to launch a cloud archive-as-a-service and the push towards expanding data centre hosting capabilities attest to their forward-thinking approach. This resilience and adaptability not only underscore the criticality of robust disaster recovery planning but also emphasise the significance of choosing the right cloud provider for data backup amidst an unpredictable environment, as underscored by recent seismic activities.

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Should VMware customers be considering Plan B?
Tue, 23rd Jan 2024
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Uncertainty clouds VMware's future following its £61bn acquisition by Broadcom, forcing many clients to contemplate alternate measures amidst concerns of staff layoffs and price hikes.
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TechDay chooses PlanB for cloud-based data centre services
Tue, 12th Sep 2023
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PlanB & TechDay partnered on cloud-based data centre services, improving scalability, security, and efficiency while enhancing the reader experience.
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Exclusive: The problem Plan B solved for House of Travel
Wed, 19th Apr 2023
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network management
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network infrastructure
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partner programmes
Before moving to Plan B, House of Travel had a poor-quality network. Its incumbent provider‘s technology was dated and unreliable.
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Your Partner in Digital Transformation
Thu, 26th Jan 2023
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When Plan B was formed in 1999, we were in a different tech world. But just as technology has evolved over the last 23 years, so has our business.
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Learn the key to effective data security with VAST & Plan B
Fri, 2nd Dec 2022
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As IT operations and services continue to accelerate at a rapid rate, so has the increasing number of IT security risks.
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Plan B and VAST Data partner for enhanced DC infrastructure
Mon, 21st Nov 2022
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New Zealand's Plan B is partnering with VAST Data to bolster its data centre infrastructure and protect against cyber attacks and data loss.
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Cloud.Local powered by Plan B creates better enterprise cloud solutions
Fri, 23rd Sep 2022
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Plan B believes in creating bold, authentic, meaningful partnerships that simplify the pain points involved in cloud processes.
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Telco Plan B under fire over failure to comply with levy requirements
Mon, 15th Mar 2021
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Plan B Group warned by Commerce Commission over failure to meet information obligations for Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL).
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COVID-19: Kiwi organisations less prepared for disasters than Australia
Wed, 23rd Sep 2020
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business continuity
New Zealand businesses need more support to prepare for natural disasters, says new report. COVID-19 pandemic exposed lack of preparation.
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Vodafone rolls out contact centre solution powered by AWS
Tue, 7th Jul 2020
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cloud services
The solution is designed to support organisations with their customer experience strategies, as well as customer contact and engagements.
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Vodafone sells Auckland customer data centre to Plan B
Thu, 2nd Jul 2020
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Plan B will take over both operations and management of the facility, while customers will see no difference in operations.
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Ingram Micro distributor of the year for Lenovo
Fri, 27th Sep 2019
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Ingram Micro, Datacom, and Acquire are among the winners at Lenovo's Business Partner Gala Awards in Auckland.
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Disaster recovery: What to consider when choosing a cloud provider for data backup
Wed, 30th Nov 2016
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cloud services
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retail
Recent earthquakes have prompted organizations to reconsider their disaster recovery plans, particularly in regards to data security.
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Plan B snaps up Iconz, scales up cloud, data centre and networking
Tue, 2nd Feb 2016
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Plan B has snapped up pioneer ISP Iconz as it looks to scale up its cloud, data centre and networking services offerings.
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Plan B launches 'world first' cloud archive-as-a-service
Fri, 13th Nov 2015
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Plan B has partnered with Panasonic to develop and launch a cloud archive-as-a-service technology that it says is a world-first innovation.
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Ex Vodafone exec shifts to Plan B
Thu, 21st May 2015
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forrester research
Plan B has appointed former Vodafone enterprise director Grant Hopkins as its chief commercial officer, which will focus on customer experience.
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Exclusive: What the Turnstone acquisition means for Plan B
Wed, 1st Apr 2015
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Plan B acquires Turnstone for business continuity services, will expand offering to customers. No layoffs, potential for more acquisitions.
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Plan B broadens services with Turnstone buyout
Wed, 1st Apr 2015
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Plan B has reached an agreement with voice, video and data network provider Turnstone to acquire the business and assets of the company.
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Keep your cloud close for critical recovery
Wed, 24th Dec 2014
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Ian Forrester of Plan B highlights the importance of carefully choosing a cloud backup provider for critical data recovery needs.
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Plan B: Improving your recovery capability
Tue, 19th Aug 2014
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Backup is only as good as its ability to be recovered. Plan B's Ian Forrester outlines how to ensure recovery.
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Deputy PM: Govt knows true cost of business continuity
Wed, 13th Aug 2014
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analyst report
Deputy PM Bill English opened Plan B's new data centre in Wellington, emphasising the importance of business continuity and data backup measures.
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A+ as Plan B opens Wellington’s newest data centre
Tue, 12th Aug 2014
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data centre operators
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forrester research
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analyst report
Plan B Limited opens new data center and standby office facility in Wellington, New Zealand. Integrated cloud backup services and customer suites are available.
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Plan B pounces on changing ICT market with bold data centre move
Wed, 2nd Jul 2014
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undersea cables
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southern cross cable
Plan B is branching out to offer production data centre hosting, via a new independent, connected data centre network, and has committed $30 million.
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Top 5 biggest myths about Business Continuity...
Thu, 26th Jun 2014
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At Plan B, we’ve heard many claims about Business Continuity planning, and a few pearlers keep cropping up.