Plan B has officially announced Advanced 365 is its latest partner . The partnership will enable Advanced to offer SMEs disaster recovery of their IT servers in less than one hour, the fastest recovery time available from any cloud service provider world-wide.

Advanced 365 will offer the solution both to its on-premise and cloud based customers. The partnership will be a benefit for customers, particularly in the SME space, that need strong business continuity plans but may not be able to afford more expensive disaster recovery options. With clients in the Private, Public and Charity sectors, Advanced 365 already has a strong name as an IT software and services provider, but is continually looking to enhance its offering. Plan B’s Disaster Recovery solution is the latest addition to its portfolio.

Andy Brown, Managing Director, Advanced 365 (SME Division) says: “Our partnership with Plan B will enhance Advanced 365’s cloud-based portfolio so that we can now offer our customers a fast, automated and affordable disaster recovery service.”

Plan B specialises in recovering IT systems quickly, minimising IT downtime for businesses. It is the only disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) provider that can offer a pre-recovery service, where IT systems are fully recovered and tested in advance daily, which is the only way to guarantee 100% success of a full recovery. The pre-recovery process is also automated, reducing the risk of error and making the service much more cost effective so it is affordable to the SME market.

Tim Dunger, CEO, Plan B, says: “The market was crying out for a better IT disaster recovery service that was affordable, but that would give the security of reduced IT downtime. Pre-recovery has allowed us to offer this and automation has enabled it to be affordable. The uptake has been huge so far”