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The Budget Battle: Don’t Kill DRaaS

We are rapidly approaching the end of 2016. With it will come a million blogs prognosticating 2017 trends, setting priorities and suggesting resolutions. We are also rapidly approaching, for many, the 2017 budget cycle, the most coveted gala event of the IT year. This won’t be a blog about new promises, new plans or new resolutions.…

Disaster Recovery in the UK

UK Survey Shows Long Way to Go on DR Testing

In our recent survey on IT Disaster Recovery in the UK, we were keen to include questions on DR testing.  This is one of the most important considerations when implementing a cloud-based disaster recovery solution and, indeed, can make or break the success of any DR strategy.  The mantra that our Solutions Architects like to…

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The Move to Cloud-based Disaster Recovery is Accelerating – But There are Still Concerns

In our recent survey of 250 IT decision makers across the UK, we included a question on what the barriers to adopting cloud-based DR solutions are – perhaps not surprising to most readers, security and compliance topped the list. In reviewing the survey results with customers, partners and analysts, there has been general agreement that this is a market education…

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Can VMs be Too Big for DRaaS?

There’s been a lot of talk around the water cooler lately about extremely large VMs and the pain of backing them up as well as the agony of restoring these monster VMs should the need arise. When I say agony, I am thinking of a root canal without pain killers… We all love that the…

How quickly can you recover?

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…