PLAN B ACQUIRES ICONZ

Building Scale as a Cloud, Data Centre and Networking Service Provider

Plan B is pleased to announce the acquisition of ICONZ, creating scale as a provider of business and continuity solutions. The acquisition takes effect from 1 February 2016.

ICONZ was a founding ISP in New Zealand and has a long and successful history providing cloud hosted infrastructure, data centre colocation, managed networking and voice services to New Zealand business and residential customers.

“This acquisition was a natural next step following our investment in managed voice and network services last year,” says Ian Forrester, Managing Director, Plan B. “It will provide additional scale across the new merged business, including access to a national data centre network of over 300 racks, and opportunities for both customer sets to access a broad range of complementary
services.”

“We are excited about this acquisition. Plan B brings extensive business continuity, infrastructure and connectivity expertise to the combined business. ICONZ offers cloud services, data centre and network management skills. These are highly complementary competencies and our customers now gain access to a broader portfolio of leading-edge products,” says Jack Talbot, General Manager, ICONZ.

While ICONZ and Plan B will continue to trade under their respective brands for the foreseeable future, the companies will merge their expertise to provide customers with a more robust in-depth and comprehensive service offering.

This acquisition is part of a wider strategy following a period of significant growth in Plan B’s cloud services business over the past few years. The combined business group will now offer multiple products in the categories of business continuity, telecommunications and hosted infrastructure services.

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