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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

Automating the iland Cloud with Microsoft Powershell – Part Two, Automatic Shutdown and Startup

Richard Stinton

In Part One of this series, we looked at using Powershell to report on aspects of the iland cloud, and to create new vApps and VMs using simple GET-, NEW- and SET- commands.

One of the great things about cloud computing environments is the ability to shutdown workloads when they are not needed, and therefore not pay for the resources (except storage).  Dev/Test is an excellent example of this, where whole development environments can be shutdown at night or at weekends, and then started up again just in time for the developers to use them.

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Topics: VMware, IaaS

Picking Between Too Many Clouds to Count

Lilac Schoenbeck

This week at VMworld, Pat Gelsinger issued a tweet:

We know there are almost too many clouds to count. At , we're looking at bridging the gaps between them.

Ok. Any cursory glance at an analyst report will show a litany of cloud options, starting with the "Big Box" clouds and moving to smaller, regional and specialized players. But, is this "too many clouds," per Mr. Gelsinger?

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Topics: VMware, IaaS

The Continuity Tools Explained: VM Snapshots

Brandon Cottrell

One of the trickier parts of getting started in a new cloud environment is getting used to all of the jargon that is immediately thrown your way. One of the things that seems to be a big source of confusion in the virtual world, especially in DRaaS, is the following set of three important concepts: Snapshots, Backups, and Replication (not to mention the words that tend to quickly follow like failover test or live failover). We know we want to use them, but we don't know exactly which one we need and at what time. 

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Topics: DRaaS, VMware