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Jack Bailey

Jack Bailey

Jack Bailey has been working with virtualization technology and customer implementations for nearly a decade. In his time at iland, he has worked both in sales and product management, ensuring that the input of customers is reflected in the products and services of the company – and that customers have the best possible cloud experience. Jack has a degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston, and numerous professional certifications from VMware, Cisco, and Microsoft. When not working, Jack can be found playing guitar for the amusement of his young son and two cats.

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Chasing Condors – Finding efficiency in the cloud

Jack Bailey

iland Enterprise Cloud Portal – The Tool That Makes IT Life Easier

I think one of the things that really separates us from the high primates is that we’re tool builders. I read a study that measured the efficiency of locomotion for various species on the planet. The condor used the least energy to move a kilometer. And, humans came in with a rather unimpressive showing, about a third of the way down the list. It was not too proud a showing for the crown of creation. So, that didn’t look so good. But, then somebody at Scientific American had the insight to test the efficiency of locomotion for a man on a bicycle. And, a man on a bicycle, a human on a bicycle, blew the condor away, completely off the top of the charts.

And that’s what a computer is to me. What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.” ~Steve Jobs

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Is it backup or something better?

Jack Bailey

Is it back up or something better?

Working in the DRaaS and IaaS space I get used to speaking in acronyms and industry terminology (current sentence as an example). Many IT professionals can attest that while convenient, this practice can lead to the meaning being lost in translation. Whether it is related to speaking about RTO, RPO, v-fill-in-the-blank, or others; the number of diverse definitions customers and companies have for the same terminology is a constant.

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Site Recovery Manager: Understanding Protection and Recovery Plans (Part 6)

Jack Bailey

Site Recovery Manager (SRM) uses Protection Groups and Recovery Plans for disaster recovery and both need to be applied when you want to either run a test of your disaster recovery plan or when disaster recovery is initiated for real.

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Site Recovery Manager: Five Steps to Replicate Virtual Machines using Replication Seeds or Physical Courier (Part 5)

Jack Bailey

To ensure efficient replication of virtual machines (VM), there are times when, due to lack of bandwidth and large virtual disks, carrying out an initial online synchronization is simply unfeasible. When that situation occurs you can download the virtual disks that make up a VM to media such as a USB drive, and then have the data securely couriered to the target iland Recovery Site.

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Do Bandwidth Carriers Matter?

Jack Bailey

You're mulling over cloud providers and gathering information on the speed of their processors, the cost of their RAM, the scalability of their SAN storage, etc. But you may have overlooked an important component during your research: the carriers used by each cloud provider.

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Topics: IaaS

Site Recovery Manager: Steps to Enable and Monitor vSphere Replication (Part 4)

Jack Bailey

In this fourth part of our series of posts on Site Recovery Manager (SRM) I identify the steps required to enable and monitor vSphere replication (VR). Historically, replicating data from one site to another was typically a costly endeavor. For decades, array-based replication technology was the de facto replication platform but, since the introduction of VR, that is no longer the case.

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SRM Replication in the iland Cloud: Removing the Need for Third Party Replication (Part 3)

Jack Bailey

vSphere replication enables customers to replicate virtual machines from one location to another using VMware as the primary engine, without the need for third party storage array-based replication. iland leverages vSphere replication to provide a replication process that is cost effective and easily available to companies within the SMB sector where expensive storage arrays and even more expensive array-based replication is typically beyond their budgets.

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You Want to Move WHAT to the Cloud?

Jack Bailey

When it comes to moving data to the cloud, at iland we’ve seen a host of different data permutations and combinations our customers have requested. It’s always been a tremendous challenge to correctly predict server workloads and capacity requirements a customer will need once they’ve moved to a cloud environment and the type of IT configuration required to support it. And admittedly we’ve had some instances where we’ve raised our eyebrows at what a customer wants to move to a cloud environment. However all that has changed with the availability of the Dell® Performance Analysis Collection Kit or DPACK.

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Maximizing Your Existing VMware Investment with Flexible Cloud Capacity

Jack Bailey

There is an immutable dilemma occurring at countless datacenters around the world: with companies growing, business demands changing, and product development increasing companies are asking themselves - should we invest in additional resource capacity or consider cloud usage for the additional demand placed on our systems?

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Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud: What's Right For My Organization?

Jack Bailey

These days most organizations with any form of IT investment are aware of or already using cloud resources. But for companies with a significant existing IT infrastructure, the notion of dropping their current investment and moving everything to the cloud is usually not realistic. Fortunately hybrid cloud options exist to fill in the gap between purely internal private clouds and outsourcing all IT to a public cloud. In this post we define public, private, and hybrid models and the potential benefits of each to your organization.

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