Plan B is a specialist IT disaster recovery technology and service provider offering customers fast, simple and guaranteed recovery of their IT servers at a much lower price point.
A combination of a professional guaranteed solution and groundbreaking price performance has enabled Plan B to achieve strong business growth in a difficult market. Plan B was named ‘Specialist Business Continuity Company of the Year 2012′ and has been again shortlisted for the same award for 2013.
Plan B was set up in 2008 by three partners with extensive experience in managed hosting. Having seen many customers compromise their IT Disaster Recovery (DR) requirements because of the expense and complexity of traditional approaches, they were determined to offer a more successful service which gives customers a much greater degree of protection at lower cost.
The Plan B service was conceived to solve not only the technical issues of backing up and successfully recovering working servers quickly and reliably, but also to help reduce the associated issues that accompany an IT disaster by making such a process fast and very simple for the customer.
Plan B specialises in protecting and recovering the IT servers that sit at the heart of a business and are by far the hardest part of a company’s IT infrastructure to recover. We are unlike most other IT DR providers in that this is all we do. The fact that we own technology specifically developed for IT server disaster recovery means we can offer a better, more certain, more simple and therefore ultimately more successful service which gives customers a much greater degree of protection for less.
Plan B’s business
Wholly owned and fully funded by its executive management, Plan B is profitable and debt-free. Our staff are specialists in running and recovering systems and are vetted to BS7858 standards. Our resilient systems run from secure modern data centres in low-risk locations that offer at least full N+1 facilities. Our processes and procedures are ITIL compliant and the business is ISO27001/2 (Information Security Management) certified.
In the year to April 2013, we have greatly increased our customer base and revenue, and the business is cash generative profitable and debt free. In the last year we have carried out around 80,000 automatic test restores of customers’ recovery servers and Plan B currently manages well over half a petabyte of customer data.
100% Customer satisfaction
Every one of our customers in our annual satisfaction survey has said they are happy with the service and would recommend us to others.
Individual comments include:
‘When we first fired up the Plan B service it actually took our breath away. The fact that it works first time out with no maddening configuration problems is really unheard of and had my team singing its praises.’ Matt Ware, Collar Capital
‘The Plan B service is fantastic – it really works, is very cost-effective and represents superb value for money.’ Jeff Leaver, Salmon Ltd
‘Instantaneous – the recovery was incredible. Clear, straight, job done. Thank you.’ Andrew Knight, Evercore
100% Service Invocation record
Our invocation record is the real measure of our performance and worth. Since our inception, every time Plan B’s full recovery service has been invoked we have been able to successfully complete a full recovery within our guaranteed Service Level.