As highlighted in my recent cloud predictions for 2018 blog post, Gartner sees the Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) market growing from $2.01B in 2017 to $3.7B by 2021.
One of the main reasons for this level of growth is that it is ‘as a service’ and not the complex and expensive ‘roll your own’ environment that it used to be. This has made DRaaS much more accessible to the SMB market, as well as enterprise customers. But, as the list of DRaaS solutions grows along with adoption rates, it's important for VMware vSphere customers to carefully consider how their choice of cloud provider should be influenced by their existing infrastructure to avoid technical challenges ahead.
At VMworld 2016, VMware launched the concept of VMware native workloads running on bare metal (using vSphere/vCenter) in the Amazon AWS public clouds.
At VMworld 2017, this service went live in the AWS US-West region, and more recently in US-East.
It's that time of year again, and industry commentators are sharing their cloud predictions for 2018 and beyond.
While the subject of cloud computing is a massive area, I'd like to highlight a few predictions that bode well for the continued growth of iland as a focused cloud service provider.
At VMworld Europe this year, Khatib and Alami, a renowned engineering consultancy and architectural design company based in the Middle East, shared their experiences of cloud adoption. Mohamed Saad, IT Director of Khatib and Alami, describes how they use iland secure cloud services including VMware powered IaaS and DRaaS to scale their business quickly.
At VMworld Europe this year, we were lucky to have many iland customers at the event to share their experiences on leveraging Secure Cloud services from our VMware Powered global cloud. One such customer was M J Mapp, a leading UK Property and Asset Management Company. Their story was so good that VMware recorded a video of Theo Ioakeim, IT Infrastructure Manager at M J Mapp, talking about the benefits they've realised from protecting their business with Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service with the VMware-based iland cloud in the UK.
One of the main barriers to adoption for public clouds over the past few years has been that of security. Fears of hacking and data theft have been heightened by cases in the media.
Many customers thought that cloud would automatically take care of security regarding attacks from the internet, and there have been great advances to allay these fears. However, for many public cloud providers not all bases are covered out of the box, and adding in security features can add significant cost and complexity to the solution.
GDPR is on the minds of every business operating in the EU.
What is it? How do we adhere? What do we have to do?
Those are just the beginning questions. If you're like most businesses you also have a cloud footprint to consider. So, what do you have to do with the information stored in the cloud?
We know the questions and concerns you have around this new law and we're here to help! We're hosting a webinar November 16th to cover how you should interact with your cloud services provider to ensure that you're in compliance with GDPR.