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Weidenhammer Chosen to be the US Partner of UK's Plan B to Launch Virtualized Disaster Recovery Service
The fast-growing UK-based disaster recovery (DR) specialist, Plan B, has signed a technology agreement with US-based IT services company, Weidenhammer, to license and market its DR service under a US brand name, vRescue.

 

It is the first service of its kind to be launched in the US.This international expansion means that Plan B's unique, enterprise class disaster recovery technology will be available for the first time, at an affordable price, to small- and medium-sized businesses across the US.

 

"We are very excited about the opportunities for vRescue and our progress so far. Disaster recovery solutions have traditionally been too expensive or resource intensive for our clients to consider viable. Using Plan B's underlying expertise, vRescue, will offer the US the first fully managed service that is cost effective and ensures business continuity of mission critical systems in the event of an emergency or system outage," said John Weidenhammer, CEO, Weidenhammer.

As the first and only in the US, Weidenhammer is building a new US partner channel with Plan B, making vRescue the first guaranteed, managed DR solution for the 625,000 small and medium enterprises across the US.  This move also coincides with Plan B's rapid UK channel expansion with 20 new resellers now actively selling the DR service. 

Plan B's virtualization-based DR managed service is inexpensive, very simple to implement and is unique in guaranteeing to recover working servers, network and infrastructure-within minutes of a disaster striking. This enables organizations to rapidly restore business continuity of critical applications and data.

Ian Daly, commercial director, at Plan B said, "We are delighted to announce this expansion into the US with our partners Weidenhammer. We obviously see the US as a great opportunity for Plan B's technology and the launch of vRescue enables us to provide the same great advantages of the Plan B Service locally within the States. We have been working hard with Weidenhammer on setting up vRescue and already have our first customers onboard and being protected."

Plan B will provide the training, technology, support and product development for vRescue and has designed a 24/7 N+1 recovery facility, based at Weidenhammer's data center in Reading, Pa.
Published Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:17 AM by David Marshall
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