Panasonic and Plan B Launch World-first Innovation in Cloud Archive-as-a-Service13th November 2015     By: Panasonic Media

Plan B and Panasonic have partnered to introduce a world-first innovation in cloud archive-as-a-service technology.

Businesses today face unprecedented and unrelenting growth in data volumes and data security concerns. Utilising Panasonic's Blu-ray and new Archival Disc technology, Plan B has built the first application-based solution for businesses to securely access and manage their archive data in the cloud as a service.

"Plan B has built a unique solution that will create opportunities here and overseas for our archiving technology," says Mark McKanny, Director, Panasonic New Zealand.

"From our first introduction to this technology we believed there was an opportunity to change the way businesses manage their data, lowering costs and improving performance," says Ian Forrester, Managing Director, Plan B.

Plan B's Cloud Data Archive makes it easy to:

  • Archive and recover files using a mapped network drive rather than manual processes requiring offsite media.
  • Manage archive expenses with a simple, all-inclusive cost structure and no bill-shock.
  • Move aged data off production infrastructure to reduce unnecessary costs and impact on network performance.
  • Be confident in the integrity of archive data with physical WORM (Write Once Read Many) technology preventing accidental or malicious file deletion.
  • Host archive data in New Zealand.
  • Eliminate frequent data migration though media life cycle as Blu-ray and Archival Disc has a 50 year lifespan.

The new Cloud Data Archive service fits naturally alongside Plan B's existing hosted infrastructure, backup and recovery services and makes it easy to access an archiving solution that will protect business data now and in the future.

About Panasonic New Zealand

Loved by New Zealand households and businesses for almost a century, Panasonic's diverse range of products, technologies systems, and services are designed to benefit the lives of New Zealanders, making your everyday life - at home, work, or on-the-go - the best it can be.

Recognised as one of the most trusted brands in New Zealand and abroad, Panasonic's reputation is backed up by award-winning levels of customer service and market-leading product innovation. Customers can always count on Panasonic for reliability and superior quality.

Panasonic's diverse range of products and solutions have helped enhance productivity for many New Zealand organisations. They provide a wide range of products, systems and services, ranging from AVC products, industrial devices, eco solutions, and building and housing products.

About Plan B

Plan B is a leading provider of hosted infrastructure, networking and business continuity services. They look after the needs of more than 600 of New Zealand's leading organisations and most recognised brands.

Their services include hosted production and standby infrastructure; data centre services; managed data and voice networks; NZ-based cloud backup, replication and recovery services; 500+ standby office seats nationwide; business continuity consulting; backup tape management, and server and system recovery testing (not simple file recoveries) for over 2,000 servers annually.

For more information, contact:
Rob Snoad
Business Development Manager
Panasonic New Zealand Ltd
Phone: 09 272 0100

Contact Panasonic NZ

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