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