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Enabling Two-Factor Authentication in the iland Secure Cloud Console

Pete Benoit

How many online logins does the average person have? The easy answer is too many to secure.

In 2016, the average person had 27 unique online accounts with passwords to manage, according to an Intel Security survey. I couldn’t find similar numbers specifically for IT personnel but we can be safe in assuming that number is significantly higher.

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Topics: IaaS, security, cloud console

Can I see a demo? The iland Cloud Console

Lilac Schoenbeck

I can see the eyes gazing at the monitor at trade shows as people walk by... moving screens, pretty colors. Do I care enough to stop and look? 

In the moment, it's hard to decide what to pay attention to - but once you get home, how much of the cloud purchase decision feels like a black box? Mountains of legal papers. Multitudes of pricing models. But, do you get a sense for how the cloud will feel? What will it be like to drive it? 

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Topics: cloud console

You're a wizard, Cloudy

Lilac Schoenbeck

In the latest release of our cloud console (a bit of a misnomer in a world of continuous updates), we introduced a number of wizard tools to help ease the path to a DR failover, for example. In prior iterations, we added provisioning wizards and network configuration wizards.

And it got me thinking: isn't cloud just meant to be a big ol' wizard?

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Topics: IaaS, cloud console

Your Own Private iland: Secure Private Cloud

Lilac Schoenbeck

It often comes as a shock to new hires at iland that we do not, as a rule, welcome a lot of puns about.. well.. islands.  No palm tree graphics. No "iland in the stream" references. It's sort of sad - because initially, that's all your brain produces: island puns. 

But, with more than a couple years under my belt and this headline in my heart - I just ran with it. 

After all, I'm talking about private cloud - iland Secure Private Cloud, in fact.

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Topics: cloud console

Who is driving your cloud?

Farhan Chughtai

Cisco is reporting that by 2018, more than three quarters (78 percent) of workloads will be processed by cloud data centers. These cloud workloads will nearly triple (2.9-fold) from 2013 to 2018. With so many businesses projected to move their infrastructures to the cloud over the next few years, who will ultimately determine how these companies operate, and manage their infrastructure? Will they be forced down a path to meet the model of the service providers, or will their cloud be open and flexible enough to allow them to determine how they run their own business?

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Topics: IaaS, cloud console

Big Data for the cloud – not just in the cloud

Lilac Schoenbeck

I have a dear friend who always says “the preposition counts.” "Is a Cowboy Romance Novel by a cowboy or for cowboys?", she asks.

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Topics: IaaS, cloud console

Cloud = more IT job security, not less

Corinne Schmidt

Not so long ago it seemed that the discussion of cloud within the walls of the IT department at many an organization was a big “don’t go there”. Cloud was a menacing ogre that once it got its wart-ridden hands into your IT world, your job was going bye-bye. When it came to conversations about cloud, IT admins either tactfully veered away from them or, not so tactfully, explicitly refused to have anything to do with them.

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Topics: IaaS, cloud console

Ten Reasons Why Having a Global Cloud Footprint Matters

Brian Ussher

When most people think about the cloud, they initially think of reducing cost and shortening their time-to-market. More experienced buyers layer on other criteria like performance, security, compliance, workload segmentation, and how to integrate the cloud into their existing environment. The shape of your global cloud footprint; however, is an equally important consideration. Below are three reasons why having a homogenous global cloud footprint at your disposal really matters:

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Topics: hybrid cloud, IaaS, cloud compliance, cloud console

Deloitte Says Enterprise Cloud Market to Explode; Tech Giants May Struggle

Jennifer Brenner

In a recent interview, Paul Sallomi, Vice Chairman and US Technology Leader, Deloitte Tax LLP, noted that the enterprise cloud market is poised for explosive growth.

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Topics: IaaS, cloud console

Will the REAL Cloud Expert Please Stand Up?

Corinne Schmidt

There’s nothing gets my goat more than an “expert” who proclaims their knowledge about a topic they are allegedly expert in - but in reality knows absolutely nothing about. Take the Birmingham story earlier this week as a case in point.

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Topics: DRaaS, IaaS, cloud console