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Will Urban

Will Urban

With more than 16 years in enterprise servers, storage, virtualization and DR, Will loves to share his enthusiasm about cool new technology with customers and partners. Trade show junkie, customer advocate, and tech enthusiast, Will has been a speaker at various trade shows and user conferences over the years and is the Director of Technical Marketing at iland. He is a husband and proud father of two and is an avid football fan and gaming enthusiast in his spare time.

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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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Make the Case to Add Disaster Recovery to Your IT Budget

Will Urban

I’ve been helping customers do disaster recovery and business continuity for a very, very long time now. Back in the day, we would take a mirrored drive out of a server and put it on a shelf in another location. Implementing SAN based replication to another site and making sure OS patches and firmware were up-to-date and uniform used to play havoc with upgrade schedules.

Register for the webinar: Make the Case to add Disaster Recovery to your IT Budget

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Topics: DRaaS

It’s Time to Double Down on Your Cloud Journey with iland at VMworld 2017

Will Urban

Vegas, baby! 

Ahh VMworld. The annual show that puts 30,000 vendors and users of IT in the same place and transforms how businesses grow and become successful. I’ve been going to VMworld in the US and Europe for years, have spoken at a few of them, have worn through dozens of pairs of shoes working the booths at them, and have seen IT transform from “ooh vMotion to wow transformational cloud stack!” It’s such a great show, between the speakers, the sessions, the expo hall and the parties, VMworld is one show you don't want to miss. iland will be there in full force this year and we want to help you in your journey to the cloud.

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Topics: VMware, IaaS

VeeamON 2017 Wrap-Up

Will Urban

Last week I had the pleasure of heading down to New Orleans to attend VeeamOn 2017. The focus of the week was availability for the always-on enterprise. It was an amazing three days of sessions, keynotes and discussions with customers.

The buzz was palpable as Veeam gave us all sneak peaks of Veeam Availability Suite v10 and Agent for Windows 2.0. 

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam, cloud backup

Join iland in The Big Easy for VeeamON 2017

Will Urban

With VeeamON 2017 right around the corner, I wanted to get you excited about some of the top things you need to make sure to do while attending!

You aren’t going? Find out more information about the show here (including a handy letter to your boss to explain why you need to be at this conference).

Not only will you be interacting with great partners and users, but we’ll be there in force.

Here are the top 10 reasons why we want you to join us:

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam, cloud backup