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Disaster Recovery Options for VMware Customers

Richard Stinton

As highlighted in my recent cloud predictions for 2018 blog post, Gartner sees the Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) market growing from $2.01B in 2017 to $3.7B by 2021.

One of the main reasons for this level of growth is that it is ‘as a service’ and not the complex and expensive ‘roll your own’ environment that it used to be. This has made DRaaS much more accessible to the SMB market, as well as enterprise customers. But, as the list of DRaaS solutions grows along with adoption rates, it's important for VMware vSphere customers to carefully consider how their choice of cloud provider should be influenced by their existing infrastructure to avoid technical challenges ahead.

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Topics: DRaaS, Zerto, VMware, Veeam

Running VMware workloads (almost) in the Public Clouds

Richard Stinton

At VMworld 2016, VMware launched the concept of VMware native workloads running on bare metal (using vSphere/vCenter) in the Amazon AWS public clouds.

At VMworld 2017, this service went live in the AWS US-West region, and more recently in US-East.

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Topics: VMware, hybrid cloud, IaaS

Cloud Predictions for 2018

Richard Stinton

It's that time of year again, and industry commentators are sharing their cloud predictions for 2018 and beyond.

While the subject of cloud computing is a massive area, I'd like to highlight a few predictions that bode well for the continued growth of iland as a focused cloud service provider.

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Topics: DRaaS, VMware, hybrid cloud, IaaS, security, cloud compliance, cloud backup

iland customer talks VMware Powered IaaS and DRaaS at VMworld Europe

Monica Brink

At VMworld Europe this year, Khatib and Alami, a renowned engineering consultancy and architectural design company based in the Middle East, shared their experiences of cloud adoption. Mohamed Saad, IT Director of Khatib and Alami, describes how they use iland secure cloud services including VMware powered IaaS and DRaaS to scale their business quickly.

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Topics: DRaaS, VMware, IaaS

Leading UK Property Company talks about the value of the VMware Powered iland cloud

Monica Brink

At VMworld Europe this year, we were lucky to have many iland customers at the event to share their experiences on leveraging Secure Cloud services from our VMware Powered global cloud. One such customer was M J Mapp, a leading UK Property and Asset Management Company. Their story was so good that VMware recorded a video of Theo Ioakeim, IT Infrastructure Manager at M J Mapp, talking about the benefits they've realised from protecting their business with Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service with the VMware-based iland cloud in the UK.

Watch the video here.

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Topics: DRaaS, VMware

iland cloud at UK VMUG UserCon

Anna Kontsiotis
With cloud adoption standing at 88% amongst UK organisations, embracing the cloud revolution is now mainstream. In response to this increasing demand, VMWare is hosting the UK VMUG UserCon in Birmingham this Thursday, November 16 to connect VMware users together and provide opportunities to learn about the latest technologies.
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Topics: DRaaS, VMware, IaaS, cloud backup

Are Availability Zones a Disaster Recovery Solution?

Richard Stinton

It’s interesting to see that Microsoft Azure are previewing availability zones in two of their data center regions.

Amazon AWS have had this capability for quite a while – but what exactly is an availability zone, and does it provide full resiliency for applications in the cloud? Is it a good disaster recovery strategy?

For both cloud vendors, the original premise was to provide better availability, and to protect against failure of the underlying platform (hypervisor, physical server, network, perhaps storage).

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Topics: DRaaS, Zerto, VMware, IaaS

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

Containers as a Service using VMware Admiral and Photon OS

Richard Stinton

 VMware has recently launched a lightweight container management platform called, Admiral.

Admiral provides the capability to model, provision and manage containerized applications via a user interface, YAML-based template or Docker Compose file.

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Topics: VMware

iland presents at the first London VMUG of 2017

Richard Stinton

January 19th marked the date of the first London VMware User Group (VMUG) meeting of 2017. The day was not only a good opportunity to gain insight around the latest industry trends, but it was also a great chance to catch-up with some familiar faces in the VMware world.

This was the first time iland has spoken at a VMUG event in the UK, so the team was really excited to demonstrate our capabilities first-hand.

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Topics: DRaaS, VMware, cloud compliance