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Recovery Times – Key to any DR Plan

With iland having worked with customers on their DR strategies for the past 10 years now, one of the most important aspects of DR planning that we focus on is recovery times. At first glance, it seems obvious – recovery times should be as fast as possible for all workloads at all times. However, the…

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Infographic – The State of IT Disaster Recovery in the UK

Our 2016 survey on The State of IT Disaster Recovery in the UK generated interesting results. We commissioned leading market research company, Opinion Matters, to survey 250 UK IT decision makers on their DR strategies, experiences, challenges and priorities. You can download a free copy of the full survey report here and, for easy reference, we’ve summarised the…

Backup vs. Disaster Recovery vs. DRaaS

The IT industry loves lingo – and marketers love branding. The combination can lead to a rather cluttered wasteland of terminology that obscures meaning, rather than adding clarity. So, to strip it all back, let’s talk about the differences – in plain English – between backups, DR, and DRaaS. Definitions and Differences Backups: A backup is simply…

That Veeam DR Button

You’re fiddling in Veeam every day. It’s how you manage your VMs, track performance, consider capacity and take your snapshots. Every night, Veeam dutifully makes a backup of all your VMs while you’re peacefully eating your kale salad (or fries.. or Cuban sandwich). It’s really a delight. But, there’s a button in the corner taunting…

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And Then Magic Happens: DRaaS and DNS Management

In the years we’ve been working with DRaaS, one consistent feature of the sales process has been a bit of awe when someone first sees a failover happen. Let’s face it -awe is rarely an emotion invoked by infrastructure management tools. But, that moment when you click “fail over” and Zerto flips your workload to…

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Test vs Live Failovers in Zerto

In my role as a Cloud Services Engineer, I get a lot of questions from customers about the difference between Zerto Live and Test Failovers – many people seem todoubt the need to do Test Failovers. Test Failovers have become the industry standard for DRaaS – let me explain why and, in the process, outline…

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The Continuity Tools Explained: Replication

This is the third blog in the our brief series on continuity terminology. My first covered Snapshots – and the second covered Backup. As noted, this guide is a simple introduction to each of these concepts, and helps to explain the differences in clear, simple terms. We will discuss what each one is, isn’t, and how you might want to…

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The Continuity Tools Explained: Backups

This is the second blog in the our brief series on continuity terminology. My first covered Snapshots – and the third will cover Replication. As noted, this guide is a simple introduction to each of these concepts, and helps to explain the differences in clear, simple terms. We will discuss what each one is, isn’t, and how you…