Ian Daly discusses IT continuity at IP Expo

Ian Daly, Director at Plan B Disaster Recovery, was invited by Compare the Cloud to share his views on disaster recovery at IP Expo. Amongst the topics covered, Ian looks a the public cloud and how Azure can be used as an effective disaster recovery tool, although he warns against assuming that the public cloud doesn’t require […]

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44% of IT recoveries are due to Malware

Plan B has announced that 44% of all customer disaster recovery utilisations in the last 12 months have been to deal with Malware attacks. And furthermore, 87% of these have been within the past 6 months. “We’ve noticed a real upsurge in customers utilising their disaster recovery service to restore data files and machines to overcome […]

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Plan B launches new Azure DR Service

Plan B, a leading UK Disaster Recovery provider today announces the launch of a new Azure disaster recovery service that promises to take disaster recovery closer to IT resiliency than ever before. This technology enables orchestrated failover and failback of production systems to a secondary DR system in the cloud, uses pay-as-you-use cloud pricing and delivers […]

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Plan B launches new website

Plan B Disaster Recovery has today launched a new website in response to its enhanced disaster recovery service portfolio. “Our old website focused on our very first fully managed DR service, which pioneered the automation of deep testing to enable recoveries to be guaranteed and certified every 24 hours”, says Tim Dunger, Director at Plan […]

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Cryptolocker attack infects unsecured admin account

Cryptoclocker attacks are designed to hunt down even the smallest of vulnerabilities in your IT systems and once in, wreak havoc with your productivity. One of Plan B’s customers discovered this when a cryptolocker attack managed to infect an admin account that was left without adequate security. Our customer, a legal firm, contacted Plan B at 17:35 […]

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Investment Organisation evaluates their DR requirements

Coller Capital, a customer of Plan B, has openly shared their requirements from a disaster recovery point of view in the hope that others can benefit from their experiences. In a highly regulated market, compliance and investor management are 2 key priorities for Coller Capital. They want to demonstrate to their regulators that they have mitigated their IT […]

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Plan B showcases new Zerto implementation at Cloud Expo Europe

Plan B is attending Cloud Expo Europe at ExCel London on the 15 & 16 March to showcase its latest Zerto Disaster Recovery implementation. Having successfully designed and implemented a complex DR solution involving Zerto continuous replication technology for a leading housing association, Plan B has met technology, compliance and service requirements to beat the competition […]

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Yet more SSP customers lose their systems

SSP, developers of the Pure software application that is used by the insurance market in order to generate new business quotations, has experienced yet another IT availability interruption. Following on from their hardware failure a few months ago that resulted in over 300 brokers being left without the ability to quote new business for up to 4 weeks, […]

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Ransomware isn’t a problem for Plan B customers

When a customer of Plan B Disaster Recovery experienced a Ransomware attack this week, the fact that they have a fully managed recovery process meant that we could eliminate the attack within minutes. Our customer, a specialist recruitment firm with around 150 employees, was attacked on Tuesday this week. The initial response strategy was to restore the […]

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DDoS attack on 123-Reg

123-Reg have been the victim of another DDoS attack – their third within the space of 5 months (having experienced them previously in August and October 2016), demonstrating how rife cyber attacks – especially DDoS attacks – have become. As one of the largest provider of website hosting and email hosting services, with over 2.5 million registered […]

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