“When Coller revamped our DR IT infrastructure we set goals for it to be robust, testable, expandable (without disruption to the business), practical not conceptual and the tough one was for the sake of governance it should be provable to the business on a daily basis if required. Plan B ticked all these boxes and promised simplicity too.
We challenged them to do it in a trial on part of our server infrastructure. Within 3 days these systems were on Plan B’s recovery platform and we were testing them alongside our live systems. The results took our breath away, and our users had trouble telling the difference. Not only did it work as advertised but it did it with such ease we called in half the engineering team to try and prove it was some kind of smoke and mirrors demonstration.
Two years later, we now ‘Plan B’ every critical server as part of our standard build process. So far the service has been faultless and has made our general DR strategy much more focused on the human element (the systems take care of themselves, we never thought we would be saying that). If that’s not enough, the experts at Plan B who have helped us to extend use and value of the DR service to test and migration projects.
This is one of the most helpful companies I have dealt with.”
Matt Ware, Infrastructure Manager, Coller Capital Limited
“Salmon are a highly innovative, global IT systems integrator and are therefore clear about what we need, and what it takes to protect our critical systems. We reviewed a number of DR services and decided that Plan B offered a clear best fit.
We have run the Plan B service for 8 months and it is fantastic because Plan B do what they promise. It really works (which you can’t say for everything in the IT world), is fast to recover, simple to use and highly flexible. On top of that it represents superb value for money. We’ve extended the service to cover all our critical business systems. Plan B have taken a unique approach and backed it up with 100% testing and put their money where their mouth is with a money back guarantee that gives me the confidence that my recovery service will work when I need it.
As a company they are great to work with, their people are highly experienced, proactive and very helpful, and running the service has been really easy. Good Service, good people.”
Jeff Leaver, COO, Salmon Ltd
“The Plan B implementation was done very quickly and professionally, and it’s a fantastic, cost effective and elegant solution. The fact that we can simply pick up the phone to Plan B and they just spin-up replicas of all of our systems is brilliant, and having this excellent new DR capability helped us pass our ISO 270001 certification audit.”
David Brewer, CIO, iRed Partnership (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Royal Mail Group)
“Plan B are great people to work with and have provided us with an easy to use DR system that keeps working in the background – requiring almost no management from us. Invocation is only a phone call away and Plan B’s support staff are reassuringly experienced and very helpful.”
Paul Hayward, IT Manager, CAFOD – Official Catholic Overseas Aid Agency
“The Plan B service really works – it’s our safety net. Plan B has a highly competitive price point – I think it’s the best value for money DR service on the market.”
Olly Rice, Head of IT, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health