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The Continuity Tools Explained: Replication

Brandon Cottrell

This is the third blog in the our brief series on continuity terminology. My first covered Snapshots - and the second covered Backup. As noted, this guide is a simple introduction to each of these concepts, and helps to explain the differences in clear, simple terms. We will discuss what each one is, isn't, and how you might want to use them in your environment.

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Topics: DRaaS, backup

The Continuity Tools Explained: Backups

Brandon Cottrell

This is the second blog in the our brief series on continuity terminology. My first covered Snapshots - and the third will cover Replication. As noted, this guide is a simple introduction to each of these concepts, and helps to explain the differences in clear, simple terms. We will discuss what each one is, isn't, and how you might want to use them in your environment.

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Topics: DRaaS, backup

Deeply Under Water: Houston Flooding and DRaaS

Lilac Schoenbeck

On Monday night, Jennifer Brenner, our SVP of Marketing, texted me: If the water rises another 2 feet, I'm moving the furniture upstairs. 

iland is a Houston-based company. And, while I live in Boston, where I'm plagued by snow emergencies for 4 months of the year, Houston's brand of weather disaster always feels more liquid. Water. Everywhere. So, when Jenn sent me the message, I got a bit worried.

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Topics: DRaaS

UK Cloud Adoption On Track with iland at The Shard

Monica Brink

Yet another survey has come out that indicates cloud adoption in the UK is behind levels of other countries – specifically the US, Brazil and Australia. The survey indicates that IT budgets in the UK have been slower to move towards prioritizing cloud and UK companies have adopted a lower number of cloud services than their peers in other countries.

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The Continuity Tools Explained: VM Snapshots

Brandon Cottrell

One of the trickier parts of getting started in a new cloud environment is getting used to all of the jargon that is immediately thrown your way. One of the things that seems to be a big source of confusion in the virtual world, especially in DRaaS, is the following set of three important concepts: Snapshots, Backups, and Replication (not to mention the words that tend to quickly follow like failover test or live failover). We know we want to use them, but we don't know exactly which one we need and at what time. 

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Topics: DRaaS, VMware

Wait - Am I running the security software for my cloud?

Lilac Schoenbeck

One of the most interesting organizational shifts in the world of cloud has been the change in division of responsibility. After over a decade in this wild space, I can tell you - the lines are far from clear - and even further from where we thought they would be. 

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Topics: DRaaS, IaaS, Compliance, security

Gartner's 10 DRaaS Questions: Answered

Lilac Schoenbeck

Recently, some esteemed analysts at Gartner wrote up 10 Strategic Questions to Ask Potential DRaaS Providers1. It’s an excellent report – if you get a chance to look it up. And, we proactively decided to answer those 10 questions for you – just to be helpful.

1. "How will the service provider ensure that reductions in monthly storage costs are consistent with storage technology price/performance improvements?"

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Topics: DRaaS, Gartner

G-Cloud Driving Cloud Adoption in the UK Public Sector

Monica Brink

News came out this week that G-Cloud sales are rising rapidly across the UK public sector for specialist cloud services as well as software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service. The requirement that public sector IT has for increased efficiencies and cost reductions combined with the simplified cloud procurement available via the G-Cloud Digital Marketplace are driving an uptick in cloud adoption across many sectors of the UK Government.  

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Topics: g-cloud

The Magic of the Cloud and the Muggles of Compliance

Lilac Schoenbeck

This post originally appeared on the VMware vCloud Air Blog.

It has been well over a decade since VMware introduced the magical thing called a hypervisor. Not unlike some fictional charm, it deluded servers, floated them across clusters, and left everyone – myself included – in awe at the delicate dance they performed. Since then, great strides have been made in optimizing virtual environments – and even shipping them elsewhere, to the so-called cloud.

The cloud is even more magical. All the same outcomes, but without seeing a spec of the work involved. Like IT house elves in the ether, cloud delivers applications and half (or more) of its users are barely aware it exists.

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Topics: VMware

World Backup Day! Have you made a copy?

Lilac Schoenbeck

Today is the little-known World Backup Day. It's got a lot of competition - nestled between Wood Day and April Fools Day. It's a hard spot in the lineup. But, the goal is pure: don't get caught without a copy.

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Topics: backup

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