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Yes, Data Protection in the Cloud can be Simple.

ByMay 20, 2019
My colleague Will Urban and I recently presented a webinar entitled “Simplifying Data Protection in the Cloud” (replay here). We spent time reviewing iland’s view on the importance of data protection in 2019 – but more importantly demonstrated (h/t to Will!) just how easy it can be with iland Secure Cloud Console.

I encourage you to watch the demonstration yourself, but to quickly recap:

The risk of data loss and downtime has increased. As we discussed, this isn’t just because of natural disasters or cyber threats. Though, unfortunately, both of those risks have also increased in recent years. No, rather, it’s because of human error. And there is a very logical explanation for this. When things get more complex (I am looking at you multi-cloud world) we humans show that, well, we are human after all. It’s natural. But we have to protect against it for the sake of the business.

The impact to the business of data loss and downtime has also increased. For years, the cost and risk of downtime has been evaluated as a calculation of downtime minutes x $USD – in other words, customers needed to evaluate the cost of downtime, adjusted for the cost of preventing downtime. Does it make sense?

Well today, the money variable is no longer enough. We have now seen major reputational damage as a result of data loss and downtime. Hard to put a number on that, but we can all agree if you are in an industry that really needs to protect data (like banks, credit card companies, and healthcare providers) – it’s bad.

Our recommendation? Find a great data protection software provider (our friends at Veeam and Zerto are both great choices depending on your requirements) and get backing up and replicating today.

And when you look for a data protection target – cloud or on-premises – look for a provider that can bring it all together in a single console. Because, yes, data protection in the cloud can be simple.

Finally – if you are looking for two great data protection events in the next week, or want to see the replays, come check us out at

VeeamON – Miami – May 21- 23 – iland at booth #201
We have three speaking sessions:

Boost Performance and Protect Customer Data: How iland Partnered with Veeam and HPE to Better Onboard
Dante Orsini, SVP iland
Wednesday, May 22nd, 11:50am
Room #: Flash

Closing the App Availability Gap with Intelligent Storage from HPE and Veeam
Dante Orsini, SVP iland
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2:00pm
Room#: Flicker

Take your Data Off Site with Veeam’s Cloud Service Providers
Justin Augat, VP iland
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2:00pm
Room #: Splash 11-12

ZertoCON – Nashville – May 21- 23 – iland at booth #201
We have one speaking sessions:

Simplify Your Journey to the Cloud with iland
Omar Torres, Product Management iland
Tuesday, May 21st 2:55pm-3:15pm
Room #: 208A/B
Justin Augat

Justin Augat

Justin Augat is Vice President, Product Marketing at iland Cloud. In this role, Justin manages iland’s corporate, product, and technical messaging, content, and product launch activity. Prior to iland, Justin held several cloud marketing leadership roles including Director of Product Marketing for Dell Technologies, and Head of Cloud and Services Marketing at Hitachi Vantara. Justin received a BS in computer science and mathematics and earned a MS in Finance and an MBA from Boston College.