DR whitepapers, tools, news and more from Plan B


  • Do I need to backup Office 365? part 2

    In part 1 of our blog around Office 365 backup we cover Microsoft’s methodology on how it protects your Office 365 data against loss. In this second part we cover: versioning and the restore process The most important arguments when choosing a 3rd-party backup tool. Versioning When versioning is activated, it saves different versions of […]

  • Do I need Office 365 backup?

    With a big trend towards adoption of Microsoft Office 365, businesses need to consider the protection of their data. Microsoft and Veeam both warn users of the risk of not backing up your Office 365 data. It’s simply not the case that you can migrate to Office 365 and rest assured that you are safe […]

  • What is disaster recovery?

    The terms business continuity, IT resilience, Backup and Disaster Recovery can often be discussed but do we really understand their meaning? A business can often be left unsure of what to look for to adequately protect their business. This means that often the decision not to protect your business at all can be the simplest […]

  • What to look out for when buying disaster recovery

    Whilst mid to enterprise size organisations have plenty of experience when buying disaster recovery solutions, the SME market can find it a real challenge.  Larger companies have access to research and procurement resource and are more versed in what to look for when it comes to functionality. CIOs / IT Directors of large organisations are […]

  • Plan B to help SMEs with IT resilience at Thames Valley Expo

    Plan B is exhibiting at Thames Valley Expo on 22 May at Ascot Racecourse, talking to SMEs about how to protect their businesses against data loss and downtime with backup and disaster recovery services. Plan B will be offering attendees a free one-on-one consultancy with their experts after the show to give them an insight […]

  • What’s in store with Zerto v7?

    Last week we delivered a ‘lunch and learn’ session to some of our partners, to keep them abreast of the Disaster Recovery market and help encourage thought leadership and education to customers. Following a discussion around the upcoming release of Zerto v7 and its functionality, we were interested to receive some early feedback on its […]

  • Disaster Recovery – tips on choosing the right provider

    If you’re reviewing your backup or disaster recovery solution in 2019 then it can be a daunting process. You only have to do a quick google search to discover how many companies offer DR services. Moreover, every backup and disaster recovery service seems to have the same features, benefits and guarantees surrounding them so it […]

  • Backup as a Service – what to consider

    When it comes to considering Backup for your business, with so many vendors on the market how do you know which one is right for you? More important priorities rarely let you assess the market extensively so often the quickest and easiest option to to look at who your IT service provider recommends. There is a risk involved in enlisting […]

  • Why have Backup in addition to Disaster Recovery?

    You may have invested in a disaster recovery solution for your business but have you ever wondered whether you need a backup solution also? It can be hard to distinguish the difference between the two services, with them seeming to merge somewhere in the middle. Plan B’s Head of Operations clarifies why you could be wise […]

  • Housing Associations – reclassified as private organisations

    As Housing Associations are reclassified from public sector to ‘private bodies’, what does that mean for them and how does that impact on IT availability? Plan B explores. The main thrust behind housing associations being reclassified from public sector to private bodies is to enable them to borrow more money and therefore build more homes at a […]

  • Multi-cloud for disaster recovery

    Disaster recovery software providers such as Zerto are rapidly adding multi-cloud capabilities into their DR solutions. In fact Zerto’s virtual replication 6.0 proposes to solve the ‘multi-cloud crisis’ (if there is such a thing). But what does multi-cloud mean? Simply put, it means that your workloads can be accessed via another cloud, enabling businesses to mix the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Continuous replication – think about the bandwidth

    Plan B has had a week of disasters – or rather, our customers have had a week of unfortunate IT disasters and we’ve naturally been drafted in to help. One customer has had a problem with their primary web server going down, another was infected by a cryptolocker attack, a third lost connectivity when their BT cables […]

  • 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 […]

  • Can the insurance market do more to protect against IT downtime

    The insurance market is pretty savvy when it comes to risk mitigation. Most organisations have an executive level decision maker in charge of strategical risk to ensure that the business is compliant and secure. Compliance and risk mitigation has been further driven by industry bodies since the collapse of the Lehman brothers in 2008 and […]

  • 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 […]