iland’s New IT Disaster Recovery Planning and Assessment Service Removes Major Business Continuity Barriers for Companies of all Sizes

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Proven disaster recovery experts deliver the analysis and education needed to prepare and optimize cloud-based disaster recovery plans in less than a week

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It is increasingly trendy for cloud vendors to offer disaster recovery as a service, but in truth, disaster recovery is a complex interplay of technology and process that requires experience to do right.

iland, an award-winning enterprise cloud infrastructure provider, today announced its new Disaster Recovery Planning and Assessment Service to arm companies with the comprehensive analysis needed to plan and execute rapid recovery regardless of their IT footprint.

Though adoption of advanced recovery and cloud technologies is on the rise, reliable and rapid IT disaster recovery remains out of reach for many companies. In fact, some report longer recovery times and older recovery points despite newer technologies. The reality is teams continue to struggle to accurately assess and analyze the diverse technical, procedural and business requirements that impact disaster recovery and business continuity.

According to a recent report by Forrester Research, Inc*, “Technology such as virtualized high availability, replication, and continuity automation can improve the availability and recovery of specific systems, but they don’t address broader issues that are negatively affecting recovery capabilities, such as increasing IT complexity and the growing number of critical systems.”

Unlike many offerings on the market, iland’s new service is based on more than seven years of proven cloud-based disaster recovery experience. In less than a week, iland’s Disaster Recovery Planning and Assessment Service team executes a thorough analysis of a company’s technical, procedural and business needs, educating customers on key considerations that many overlook. iland then delivers a recommendation to allow companies to prepare, implement and optimize the disaster recovery solution that best protects their unique business.

“It is increasingly trendy for cloud vendors to offer disaster recovery as a service, but in truth, disaster recovery is a complex interplay of technology and process that requires experience to do right,” said Dante Orsini, senior vice president at iland. “In our seven years of working with thousands of organizations on tailored disaster recovery solutions, iland has the expertise companies need to protect their business.”

iland’s Disaster Recovery Planning and Assessment Service includes:

  • Comprehensive assessment and analysis of procedural and technical needs, including the company’s current protection strategy, objectives, resource and network requirements, end-user access factors, testing objectives, as well as failover and failback considerations
  • Training to execute a self-guided performance/utilization assessment
  • Analysis of the customer’s disaster recovery capacity requirements and configuration needs, based on the assessment data
  • iland’s comprehensive recommendations based on the customer’s disaster recovery goals
  • A customized demonstration of the recommended disaster recovery solution at work
  • Flexibility to implement the plan with iland, internal IT or another vendor of their choice

iland is ranked as a leader in Forrester Research, Inc.’s report entitled, “The Forrester Wave™: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q1 2014.” Forrester refers to iland as “the dark horse champion” in the report. In the research firm’s evaluation, iland received the highest scores possible for its core DRaaS offerings, recovery objective capabilities, platform and application support, data resiliency and risk mitigation, security, value proposition and vision, as well as pricing, service levels and contract terms.

iland also works closely with other industry leaders such as Veeam, VMware and Zerto.

“The data we have is mission critical to our clients’ businesses, and the shift from ‘paper everywhere’ to paperless really brought home the high value of the digital ones and zeroes contained on our server," said Renee Mengali, CPA and president of Mengali Accountancy. “iland worked with us to ensure our recovery technology and processes would work smoothly, and the plan is simple enough for me to give my team a laminated card with everything they need to know to recover from a disaster. That gives me the peace of mind I need and the reliability our clients demand.”

iland’s Disaster Recovery Planning and Assessment Service is immediately available to companies across the globe. The one-time fee for the service is $2,500. The service is free for companies who implement a solution with iland.

For more information on iland’s disaster recovery and other enterprise cloud services:

*Source: “Execute The Five Key Processes Of The Business Technology Resiliency Life
,” Forrester Research, Inc. February 24, 2014.

About iland
With datacenters in the U.S. and U.K., iland delivers proven enterprise cloud solutions that help companies do business faster, smarter and more flexibly. Unlike any other provider, iland’s technology and consultative approach mean anyone–regardless of expertise, location or business objective–can experience the benefits of a hassle-free cloud. From scaling production workloads, to supporting test and development, to disaster recovery, iland’s secure cloud and decades of experience translate into unmatched service. Underscoring the strength of its platform, the company has been recognized as VMware’s Service Provider Partner of the Year, Global and Americas. Visit

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