Standby Equipment

Rapid access to alternate infrastructure to run your business

Any company that relies on data to run their business needs to ensure they can provide rapid access to that data through alternate infrastructure. Maintaining your own obsolete equipment or duplicating current systems may provide some cover but you can’t be sure it will be reliable, cost efficient or available in a crisis.

Plan B has infrastructure items on permanent standby that can be deployed quickly in an emergency and accessed from one of our sites or delivered to a location of your choice. Our equipment is current technology and it is regularly tested and updated to ensure it will perform as expected. We also hold a large collection of legacy equipment for older critical systems that are still in use by many New Zealand companies.

Plan B Standby ICT Equipment is available as part of a shared pool, grouped in to logical product categories, or as dedicated equipment. We will work with you to provide the best solution to address your risk management policy and specific equipment requirements.

Shared Equipment

Shared Standby Equipment is available to all subscribers of this service, based on each customer’s selected product categories. Although there is plenty of equipment available in each category, it is allocated on a first come first served basis. As new clients subscribe to the service, new equipment is purchased to supplement the equipment available. There is also an annual review and replacement of equipment to ensure that what we have is current and fit for purpose.

This service includes:

  • Huge inventory of equipment, grouped by category, including proprietary systems, tape-drives, disks and server hardware
  • Access to high value equipment at a fraction of the replacement cost
  • Current enterprise model equipment servers/SAN’s

Dedicated Equipment

Dedicated Standby Equipment is reserved specifically for individual clients and is always available for those clients to utilise when required. This gives clients with specific hardware requirements, or no appetite for risk, the ability to ensure availability of standby equipment that meets their exact needs.

This service includes:

  • Equipment that is dormant until the dedicated client requires it
  • Ability to specify equipment to exact requirements
  • Access to high value equipment with no capital outlay

For more information on this service please call 0800 266 846 or visit our contact us page.