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The DRaaS Professional – and how to become one

Monica Brink

Being DRaaS professionals ourselves, it is always heart-warming to come across like-minded customers – those who want to take a strategic, all-encompassing approach to DRaaS. These are disaster recovery professionals who understand that anyone can do replication, but that’s only a fraction of the battle. Far too many disaster recovery plans fall short because teams settle for simple backup or get caught up in technical and procedural complexity associated with varying environments.

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Topics: DRaaS

Into Thin Air: vCloud Air

Lilac Schoenbeck

The news hit the wire last week that VMware was dropping investment in vCloud Air, as a platform. This isn’t shocking, after the prior EMC acquisition of Virtustream. Under pressure from activist investors, all sorts of interesting decisions are made. When I put on my “CEO of market-leading enterprise computing company” hat on, I can see how this might be the right strategy. Two clouds certainly is not. 

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Topics: VMware, hybrid cloud, management

Cloud may not be a sanctioned option at VMworld – but iland will be there

Lilac Schoenbeck

It’s been an odd run up to the biggest party of the year this year. As a cloud vendor, I’ve been somewhat – disenchanted – by our place at the show. Every form for every award and directory and session seems to have entirely forgotten about the cloud. Your options in the bubble-forms, when self-describing your company, range from management tools to security to infrastructure, without an option for CLOUD. It’s perplexing (and digs up all those other emotional responses for when bubble forms neglected to include your category.)

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Topics: DRaaS, hybrid cloud, vmworld

The Last Mile of DRaaS

Monica Brink

One of the Doppelgangers identified in our recent Disaster Recovery Doppelgangers Survey  was the Scientist. This particular DR personality has been identified as someone who is passionately scientific in their pursuit of solving DR challenges and optimizing DR across the entire IT footprint. The DRaaS Scientist has mastered RTOs, RPOs, failovers and failbacks and now wants to move onto solving the last mile of cloud-based disaster recovery. Scientists recognize that all critical systems need to be protected – regardless of operating system, virtualization status or applications used.

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iland at VMworld 2015

Farhan Chughtai

The iland team is off to beautiful San Francisco for VMworld 2015 from Sunday August 30th through Thursday September 3rd, 2015. We are excited to be a part of one of the most important annual technology gatherings. Make sure you come by our booth #345 - along with all of the reasons below, you'll get a chance to win a Parrot Drone Quadcopter! VMworld brings together industry leaders, and IT professionals to immerse themselves in the latest in virtualization and cloud technology. It is an exciting time to be a part a core group of companies that are leading the way in revolutionizing the future of cloud computing in IaaS and DRaaS.

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Topics: DRaaS, VMware, IaaS, iland Enterprise Cloud Services

What’s the wait time on that ETA?

Charlotte Roberts

When I began my career in Technology, one of my three jobs was as a Student Consultant at my college ITS Helpdesk. My off campus gig was as a Hostess, Server Assistant and Bar Back at a local restaurant.  I noticed back then the similarities between my IT gig and the service industry. And today, these same parallels are still everywhere: the customer is always right, we always try to exceed expectations, and timing is always extremely difficult to guess accurately. That latter parallel is one of the more sensitive subjects in cloud service provider interactions with customers.

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Wrangling the Beast: Must the cloud be chaotic?

Lilac Schoenbeck

Forrester has put together a great piece on how best to wrestle your company’s cloud usage into some manageable, sane state. 

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Topics: hybrid cloud, forrester, IaaS

Is there a cloud computing benefit you're missing out on?

Monica Brink

Many IT organizations have adopted cloud computing with their sights squarely aimed on the well-known benefits of agility and cost savings. But, there’s another key benefit of cloud that is coming to the forefront – data analytics. Or, to put it in buzz word terms – ‘big data in the cloud’. Don’t be put off by the buzz word though - there are tangible benefits available to those who are able to glean actionable intelligence from the ever increasing volumes of data being generated.

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Topics: hybrid cloud

Global Hybrid Cloud Customer Speaks with Analyst - EMA

Lilac Schoenbeck

One of our delightful global customers, who is doing amazing things in the education and publishing space, recently sat down with esteemed analyst, Dennis Drogseth, of Enterprise Management Associates, to discuss their experiences with cloud and iland.

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Topics: hybrid cloud, IaaS, customer reference

Documentation: The Difference between Science and Screwing Around

Charlotte Roberts

Many MythBusters fans know Adam Savage’s famous quote, while showing his notes to prove their hypotheses, “Remember kids, the only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down,” but few in IT take this to heart in everyday activities.

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