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iland Catalyst – Winner of the 2018 Veeam Innovation Award

Will Urban

iland Catalyst made it's debut appearance at VeeamON 2018 and left with the inaugural Veeam Innovation Award. Our newest tool allows you to rightsize your cloud and rightsize your cost. What more could you ask for in a day and age where cloud adoption is at an all time high?

Surely, you've read the analysts reports and heard the news: Organizations everywhere are embracing cloud technologies because they are scalable, cost-effective and ultimately let IT teams get back to bringing value to the business (instead of managing yet another box). Cloud brings

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Topics: DRaaS, IaaS, cloud backup

Cloud Security: Getting the Balance Right

Monica Brink

In their report, CISO Playbook: How to Retain the Right Kinds of Control in the Cloud,”* Gartner addresses the need for security and risk management leaders to embrace a new mindset when moving to the cloud. In the playbook, Gartner highlights a number of main recommendations across identity and access management, encryption, demonstrating governance and compliance and measuring cloud service provider SLAs. I’ll cover how iland helps customers address each of these areas in this blog.

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Topics: IaaS, security

CRN Awards iland Partner Program With 5-Star Rating

Rachel Roach

It’s a first for iland, but we couldn’t be prouder. CRN just released its 2018 Partner Program Guide and not only is the iland Partner Program on the list, CRN awarded iland with a 5-Star rating.

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Topics: DRaaS, IaaS, cloud backup

Using Zerto for Disaster Recovery and Workload Migration to a VMware Cloud - Part 2

Daniel Stasinski

In my previous blog, I covered the pre-migration steps necessary to move your VMs to the cloud with Zerto. In the second part of this series, we will cover the steps that should be performed after your VMs have been successfully migrated to the iland Secure Cloud platform.

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Topics: DRaaS, Zerto

Using Zerto for Disaster Recovery & Workload Migration to a VMware Cloud: Part 1

Daniel Stasinski
The flexibility and scalability of Zerto replication technology means that, not only is it used for business continuity purposes in a cloud-based DR scenario, but also increasingly for migrating workloads to the cloud. In this blog, I will provide an overview of the important considerations that need to made when using Zerto with a VMware based cloud provider. The following recommendations apply to scenarios where you are migrating VMs to a vCloud Director environment as well as protecting VMs using Zerto replication. In the event of a failover, you will find that adhering to the following recommendations in your on-premises environment will ensure a smooth transition for the duration of your disaster scenario.
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iland named Veeam Cloud Service Provider of the Year

Monica Brink

Helping customers adopt cloud backup and disaster recovery solutions to protect their businesses is rewarding in itself - but it's also very rewarding to get some accolades along the way. Veeam has recognized iland as their Veeam Impact Cloud & Service Provider Partner of the Year, a prestigious partner award that demonstrates the best overall performance in the areas of revenue growth and collaboration with Veeam.

Read the press release: iland named Cloud Service Provider of the Year by Veeam® 

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Topics: Veeam

Cloud Migration for VMware Workloads

Will Urban
Cloud. You can’t go a day without hearing about it. Cloud first. Born in the Cloud. Native Cloud. It’s everywhere. And that’s great! Cloud offers levels of  scalability, agility and affordability never before dreamed of for an IT team. But saying 'cloud first' is just the first step. It’s easy to deliver new IT projects by starting in the cloud. But, you begin to look around your datacenter and see all of the infrastructure that currently keeps your organization running. You see the cost of maintaining a datacenter, both in facilities and man power. You see the aging hardware, the renewal costs, and the day to day tasks that keep your team mired in “keeping the lights on” when you know you could be delivering more strategic value back to your business. Cloud makes sense but how do you even begin to get what you have … here … there?
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Topics: IaaS

Veeam Cloud Connect Backup: Storage Management

Mike Mosley

In my blog, Veeam Cloud Connect Backup: Storage Optimization, I covered methods for estimating the sizing requirements for your Veeam Cloud Connect backup storage repository.

The next step is to optimize ongoing management of your storage to ensure an uninterrupted backup process. Let’s take a look at the key considerations for Veeam Cloud Connect storage management.

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Topics: Veeam, cloud backup

Veeam Cloud Connect Backup: Storage Optimization

Mike Mosley
In my previous blog, I reviewed how to get started with Veeam Cloud Connect Backup.
 
To get the most out of your Veeam backup solution, you want to make sure you fully understand and effectively manage your storage and consumption needs. It’s imperative that you have enough space available so you can fulfill your retention requirements. If you exceed your storage limit, you may begin to see failures that could affect your backup chain. If you overestimate your storage needs, you may be paying for space that is not being utilized.
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Topics: Veeam, cloud backup

Getting Started with Veeam Cloud Connect Backup

Mike Mosley
If you currently use Veeam backup and replication on-premises or have explored the Veeam website, then you most likely have heard of their 3-2-1 rule of availability. This rule states that you should keep 3 copies of your data and applications stored on at least 2 different types of media and keep 1 of those copies off-site.
 
The iland Secure Cloud Backup solution using Veeam Cloud Connect helps you to fulfill Veeam’s 3-2-1 rule by enabling backup to an off-site cloud repository and/or copying your local backups to the cloud. Let’s take a look at how easy it is to get started with Veeam Cloud Connect. By the way, if you're considering a disaster recovery solution as well as, or instead of a cloud backup solution, take a look at my blogs on Veeam DRaaS starting here
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Topics: Veeam, cloud backup