iland: DRaaS Product Overview and Analysis

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Bottom Line:

iland is one of the top vendors in the DRaaS sector. With an expanded geographic presence, improved support, and even stronger partnerships, it should be on just about everyone’s shortlist – particularly for those on x86 platforms who don’t need extensive hands-on cloud support.

Impressively, iland goes head to head with Microsoft. The deciding factor is probably whether your company is committed to Microsoft or the Azure cloud platform. If not, iland is a choice well worth considering.

As well as DRaaS, it offers infrastructure (IaaS) and backup as a service (BaaS). Significantly, it has been in the cloud DR business for over a decade.

Service Description:

iland Secure Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) can replicate workloads from virtual or physical environments to the cloud. The DR process can be tuned to business priorities and compliance needs. It has the following services:

  • iland Secure DRaaS with Zerto for on-premise virtual workloads
  • iland Secure DRaaS with Veeam for users of the on-premise Veeam Availability Suite
  • iland Secure DRaaS with VMware for support of virtual environment in the cloud with VMware vCloud Availability
  • iland Secure DRaaS with Double-Take for physical workloads and DR for other clouds
  • iland Secure Cloud-to-Cloud Recovery for DR between iland clouds

Additional services: iland Secure Cloud (IaaS) and iland Secure Cloud Backup. Compliance is enabled by iland’s compliance team and certification programs.

Features:

Workloads Supported:

Physical and virtual x86.

Recovery Presence:

Three data centers in U.S., two in U.K., one in Netherlands, one in Australia, one in Singapore.

Experience:

Up to 500+ servers.

Replication:

Provides cloud-based DRaaS that replicates data at the hypervisor-level using any tier of storage.

Failover:

Support for full failover, partial failover, and failback.

Recovery time:

Near-zero RTO (less than 15 minutes), 100% infrastructure SLA.

Delivery:

Mainly self-service or partial assistance. Recently added managed services.

“iland’s console enables us to not only see what’s going on in our cloud, but gives us the ability to control and manage our resources and costs on a global scale,” said the CIO of a manufacturer.

Security

Encryption in-motion and at-rest

Support:

The iland Customer Success Center, is an online community for sharing best practices and ideas, which enables self-supported customers to learn from others.

24×7 phone and email support with certified experts. User comments are mostly positive. It gets high marks for security, self-service recovery, and support.

However, application integrated protection for disaster recovery is up to users to configure and support. “The support staff at iland has always been there to analyze and understand what we’re trying to do, and then they work with us to come up with a solution,” said the Director of Operations of a services firm.

Key Markets and Use Cases:

Organizations with compliance and/or network complexities that desire VMware-based IaaS as well as DRaaS in a self-service manner.

Pricing:

Low.

Pricing among the lowest of those covered, and available on the company site. Flexible contract lengths vary from month-to-month up to 60 months.

iland Summary:

iland

Vendor
Workload Support x86
Regions Covered Global
Best RTO Less than 15 min
Delivery self-serve/partial-assist
Key Markets Global VMware shops that prefer self-service
Analyst Eval Leader
Price Low
Key Differentiator Value for the money
Drew Robb
Drew Robb
Drew Robb has been a full-time professional writer and editor for more than twenty years. He currently works freelance for a number of IT publications, including eSecurity Planet and CIO Insight. He is also the editor-in-chief of an international engineering magazine.

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