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Ensuring Availability When Migrating Apps to the Cloud

Richard Stinton
In this post, I want to focus on the availability aspects of migrating a typical application - near-legacy, single VM solutions where Windows or Linux VMs have been spun up to deliver an application all on one server or perhaps a couple of servers.
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Topics: ecs

Backup vs. Disaster Recovery vs. DRaaS

Lilac Schoenbeck

The IT industry loves lingo - and marketers love branding. The combination can lead to a rather cluttered wasteland of terminology that obscures meaning, rather than adding clarity. So, to strip it all back, let's talk about the differences - in plain English - between backups, DR, and DRaaS.

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Topics: DRaaS, backup, webinar

Snopes for IT: The Myth of Hybrid Cloud

Lilac Schoenbeck

I have been in this crazy cloud space for ages. Too long to 'fess up to. And for as long as there has been cloud, the dream of hybrid cloud has existed. 

It's a glitter-covered world in which a flexible, self-service, charge back-driven cloud lives in your own data center with a shiny new bi-directional pipe to one or more public clouds, where flexible on-demand resources also exist.  It smells of cotton candy and hope.

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Topics: hybrid cloud, IaaS

Easily Protect and Migrate Physical Servers to the Cloud with Double-Take

Mike Mosley

There are multiple services designed to backup and replicate Virtual Machines in your private or public virtual environments. However, very few are able to replicate and protect a physical server. And yet, many companies need to protect both virtual machines and physical servers because of legacy applications running on legacy infrastructure. Double-Take is an agent based replication software that allows replication between similar Operating Systems. Because this replication takes place at the OS level, Double-Take is able to protect physical Linux and Windows server to a Virtual Machine in iland’s cloud environment.

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Topics: DRaaS, doubletake

Lessons from Delta: Systems will fail. Business doesn't have to.

Lilac Schoenbeck

What happened to Delta Airlines this week and Southwest a few weeks back isn't abnormal. 

To the non-nerd, the realities of how delicately our entire way of life is balanced on the head of a CIO is alarming. To anyone in the business, it's life. 

To the non-geek, hardware failures are esoteric and should be avoidable. To anyone who can recall a data center's unique smell, it's a daily problem.

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Topics: DRaaS, security

Cloud Firewall Security – Going Beyond vCloud Director

Dave Templet
Working in Cloud Engineering at iland, I get the opportunity to help customers deploy our solutions in ways that are specific to their business needs. Often, this involves helping them adapt cloud services to their compliance requirements. I’d like to share one example of this with you which shows how the iland cloud console provides the features customers need to ensure firewall security.
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Topics: ecs

Migrating Apps to the Cloud - Performance and Sizing Issues in Azure

Richard Stinton
Many companies I work with grapple with the challenge of migrating apps to the cloud while ensuring no adverse effects on performance and cost. Paying attention to migration methods as well as VM sizing as it relates to disk performance and billing is essential for successful cloud migration projects. I’d like to share some of my experiences on these aspects of cloud migration in this blog.
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Topics: IaaS

IT Resilience: Something to get excited about. No, really.

Lilac Schoenbeck

The provocative side of IT Resilience is made up of the threats that have more and more people talking about it. Who isn’t intrigued (and terrified) by headlines about IT failures that have triggered nationwide flight cancellations or data hostage situations or global service outages?

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Topics: DRaaS, Zerto, Veeam

That Veeam DR Button

Lilac Schoenbeck

You're fiddling in Veeam every day. It's how you manage your VMs, track performance, consider capacity and take your snapshots. Every night, Veeam dutifully makes a backup of all your VMs while you're peacefully eating your kale salad (or fries.. or Cuban sandwich). It's really a delight.

But, there's a button in the corner taunting you - and it promises disaster recovery, simply and easily. But buttons have often been deceptive and "easy" is such a marketing term. It can't be.

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam, webinar

The Boring Cloud: Real World Workloads Make a Move

Lilac Schoenbeck

I was chatting with one of my favorite analysts the other day, and we were talking about which workloads move to the cloud. He said that the buzz continued around DevOps and Big Data and all that sexy stuff -- no one wants to hear about "traditional workloads."

That seems to be true. Both Gartner and Forrester seem keen on discussing cloud-native applications that leverage insane scale to do magical calculations. Let's be honest. That stuff sounds really neat.

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Topics: cloud

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