Comparing Clouds: How iland stacks up

Clouds are more than CPU and memory for hire. What should matter when you’re evaluating options? We have some suggestions that go beyond speeds and feeds.


Management Functions
    iland Amazon AWS Microsoft Azure
Basic provisioning     Yes Yes Yes
Resource model   Resource pool Instance-based Instance-based
Integrated, free 7 day backups   Yes Manual and for a fee Manual and for a fee
Remote KVM console   Yes No Limited
Full year of historical performance data   Yes Manual setup – and 2 week limit 2 week limit
Complete billing access   Yes Complex to understand Limited
API Access     Yes Yes Yes

Infrastructure Flexibility
    iland Amazon AWS Microsoft Azure
Support for >2TB disks     Yes Yes Not direct-attach
Flexible VM sizing   Yes Set options Set options
Flexible, no-reboot VM resizing   Yes Usually requires reboot and IP reassignment Usually requires reboot and sometimes re-location
Largest VM Size   128 vCPU,
4,080 GB RAM,
60 x 62TB disks
36 vCPU,
244 GB RAM,
24 x 2TB disks
32 vCPU,
448 GB RAM,
6TB disks
Enterprise Class Hardware   Cisco, Nimble and VMware-based infrastructure Not disclosed Not disclosed
Support for Bare Metal servers   Yes 3rd Party options No
Support for Co-Location   Yes 3rd Party options No

Networking Flexibility
    iland Amazon AWS Microsoft Azure
Static IPs available   Yes Limited Limited
MPLS Circuits   Yes Limited, with Direct Connect Limited
Advertise portable IP blocks via BGP   Yes Limited, via partner Limited, via partner
Support for virtual network appliances   Yes Limited Limited
Co-location for physical network appliances   Yes No No

Security Features
    iland Amazon AWS Microsoft Azure
Antivirus   Integrated Add-on Integrated with MSSC
Firewall event blocking   Integrated Add-on Integrated with MSSC
File integrity monitoring   Integrated Add-on Integrated with MSSC
Web reputation monitoring   Integrated Add-on Integrated with MSSC
IDS / IPS   Integrated Add-on Integrated with MSSC
Application Control   Integrated Add-on Integrated with MSSC
Vulnerability Scanning   Integrated Add-on Integrated with MSSC
Data Encryption at Rest   Integrated Add-on Integrated with MSSC
Whole VM Encryption   Yes Add-on Integrated with MSSC

Compliance Support 
    iland Amazon AWS Microsoft Azure
On-demand Compliance Reports   Yes Add-on Integrated with MSSC
Compliance Auditor Reports     Yes with signed NDA Yes with signed NDA Integrated with MSSC
Ability to personally audit the provider   Yes with signed NDA No By request through support or sales ticket
CSP Platform Visibility   Yes, standard No Integrated with MSSC
IT Policies and Process evaluations by customer?   Yes, with signed NDA No By request through support or sales ticket
Access to a cloud compliance officer   Yes No No

SLA’s & Customer Support
    iland Amazon AWS Microsoft Azure
Built-in Host High Availability   Yes No No
Free phone support   Included For a big fee For a big fee
SLAs   100% 99.95% SLA (22 minutes monthly downtime) 99.95% SLA (22 minutes monthly downtime)
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