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iland joins line-up for CloudSec London 2017

Monica Brink

With cloud adoption booming across Europe against a backdrop of increased IT security risks,  iland is thrilled to be joining our partner, Trend Micro, to share our cloud security expertise as a sponsor and presenter at CloudSec London on Sept 5th, 2017.  This event presents many opportunities for attendees to learn the latest on cloud security including presentations from industry leaders, hands-on labs, a Solutions Village,  networking and more.

Register for CloudSec London here: https://www.cloudsec.com/uk/ 

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Topics: DRaaS, IaaS, backup

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, vmworld, cloud

Shared Responsibilities for Cloud Computing: Who Does What in the Cloud? Part Two

Richard Stinton

In the first part of this blog series, we looked at the cloud service provider side of the shared responsibility stack.

Looking at the rest of the stack, particularly the upper areas where the customer is responsible, it is extremely important to remember that there is no magic pixie dust in a cloud implementation when compared to an on-premises one.

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Topics: IaaS, Compliance, security, HIPAA, healthcare, cloud, FISMA

Shared Responsibilities for Cloud Computing: Who Does What in the Cloud? Part One

Richard Stinton

There have been several articles published recently around the internet media discussing the shared responsibilities of cloud service providers (CSPs) and customers when it comes to cloud computing.

The lure and mystique of cloud computing sometimes gives customers a false sense of security (no pun intended) that the cloud will auto-magically provide new levels of security for their applications, without them even having to think about it. However, the cynics out there will also remind us that the cloud is just ‘someone else’s computer’ and to a certain extent, that is true.

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Topics: IaaS, Compliance, HIPAA, healthcare, cloud, FISMA

Back-to-back Leaders in DRaaS — Let’s talk more about it

Dante Orsini

For the second year in a row, iland has been named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.

We want to give a big thank-you to our customers and partners for this achievement. Without their feedback and collaboration, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We’ve worked tirelessly to design an innovative product set and services that our customers appreciate. From in-app customer feedback to our in-person customer council sessions, we make sure we’re listening when our customers are talking.

All of the hard work that our teams contribute on a daily basis is also reflected in our Leader position. From engineering to development to sales — everyone at iland is committed to the success of our customers and ensuring that they have resilient IT systems. The MQ validates our ability to execute and deliver a market-leading DR service. Being recognized year after year — in a market that's constantly evolving — is a testament to our commitment to the space.

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Topics: DRaaS, forrester, Magic Quadrant for DRaaS, Gartner, IT Resiliency

DRaaS with Veeam – Failover and Failback Procedure

Mike Mosley

Now that we have replicated all of our servers and created a failover plan, it is time to test our failover process. There are several items you will want to test and verify before a real disaster strikes, such as network access, application functionality and data integrity. The best way to ensure the DR environment will operate as expected during a disaster is to periodically run a failover test of your replicas. Previously, we discussed the considerations and differences between a full failover and partial failover with Veeam. Now we will walk through the technical process of starting a failover in both instances, as well as failing back to production.

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam

The Value of Project Management in Cloud Deployments

Andrean Georgiev

They say that change is the only constant. As it happens, change is often managed as a project. According to a PWC study, 97 percent of organizations believe project management is critical to business performance and organizational success, and there are good reasons for that. Project management methodologies provide a proven framework to break down complexity and uncertainty, and bring together process, organization structure, people and tools.

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Topics: DRaaS, cloud, Onboarding, Deployment

DRaaS with Veeam – Failover and Failback Notes and Considerations

Mike Mosley

Now that we have setup our Veeam replication jobs and created a Veeam Failover Plan, we are now ready to test our failover functionality. A failover can be initiated in two different ways depending on your failover scenario. In the event that the full environment is down, you can conduct a full failover using the Veeam Hardware Plan. Alternatively, if your data center is online with just certain servers down, you can choose to failover only the affected servers for a partial failover. Depending on which method and networking device you use, there may be differences in how you can access the replicas. Below, I will detail the differences between a full and partial failover, as well as considerations to keep in mind when performing a failover.

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam

DRaaS with Veeam – The Veeam NEA and Failing Over

Mike Mosley

The Veeam Network Extension Appliance (NEA) is the default template deployed by Veeam on both source and target data centers. When used with a failover plan, this appliance will handle the outbound and inbound communication for the servers you failed over. During a partial failover, the source and target NEA’s create a peer-to-peer connection. This allows your remaining production servers to communicate with, and access, the failed over server with no additional routing configuration. In this article, we will go into more detail regarding the Veeam NEA and how it works during failover procedures.

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam

DRaaS with Veeam – Creating a Replica Job

Mike Mosley

In this article, we will walk through the process for creating a Veeam Replication Job to the iland VCC cloud. There are several options when creating a job and this guide should help you understand these settings a bit more. This will be an overall guide for a typical job, however, you may change the settings to fit you own DR strategy needs.

Now that you have an idea on how you would like to group your VMs and have a retention policy in mind, you are ready to begin creating your replica jobs. You can use the below guide to get started with your jobs:

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam

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