iland Provides State, Local Governments and Education Clear and Simple Path to the Cloud

iland cloud-based disaster recovery, backup and infrastructure services built with multi-layered security help governments keep operations running and fortify networks against ransomware attacks

Houston – Dec. 5, 2019 – iland, an industry-leading provider of secure application and data protection cloud services built on proven VMware technology, today announced it is helping state, local government and education (SLED) customers around the world move to the cloud and level the playing field against ransomware attackers to keep data safe and operations up and running.

City governments, large and small, are responsible for critical services that materially impact the quality of living and safety of their citizens. Yet, their IT organizations are forced to operate with scarce resources, small budgets and limited expertise to combat challenges like natural disasters and ransomware attacks.

This year, cybercriminals have zeroed in on these weaknesses, paralyzing city after city with vicious ransomware attacks. And more cities continue to experience severe weather events. In response, many city governments are turning to the cloud for help.

iland is working with hundreds of state and local governments and schools around the world to help fortify their IT strategies and guard against ransomware attacks through an intelligent migration to cloud-based services for infrastructure, disaster recovery and data backup. With iland, these organizations can replace aging equipment on premises with affordable and award-winning subscription-based cloud services paired with security and compliance experts available around the clock.

“IT professionals with state and local government agencies are consistently under-resourced when combating challenges like natural disasters and ransomware,” said Brian Ussher, iland president and co-founder. “At the same time, they’re tasked with literally keeping the lights on and maintaining critical services. iland helps take the weight off their shoulders by protecting their data in the iland cloud with air-gapped backups and disaster recovery solutions, or by migrating their live server workloads into the iland Secure Cloud Platform with enterprise class support.”

“Looking at the challenges most city governments face today, it’s nearly impossible to secure the budgets and resources needed to maintain on-premise resources,” said Garrett Griswold, IT director for the city of Geneseo, Ill. “iland made our first move into the cloud far easier than anyone expected. Now we have the tools and expertise needed to keep our systems and data secure and running smoothly.”

iland Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Backup as a Service (BaaS) help protect against ransomware attacks and natural disasters by maintaining multiple copies of data, including optional air-gapped copies of data, offsite in one of iland’s 10 secure global data centers.

iland also works closely with Veeam for backup solutions that meet the strict criteria of the U.S. Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS), which contains information maintained by federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI. Local law enforcement agencies access this system for background checks and employment verifications.

iland Secure DRaaS enables IT workloads to be replicated from virtual or physical environments to a secure cloud infrastructure.  iland’s Secure Cloud BaaS integrated with Veeam Cloud Connect technology offers an easy and cost-effective cloud solution for offsite backup and archives. And iland’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides a self-service cloud infrastructure built on VMware vCloud and Cisco PoweredTM technology designed to support a variety of workloads, disaster recovery and compliance needs.

iland provides more than a decade of disaster recovery expertise, working closely with partners like Veeam to protect on-premise data and workloads, in addition to support for VMware vCloud environments. iland DRaaS leads the industry with a placement as a Leader in the Gartner DRaaS Magic Quadrant for four straight years.

Simplified, All-inclusive Pricing

Pricing for iland IaaS, BaaS and DRaaS solutions is flexible and precise, giving customers the ability to make monthly payments based on their workloads and data storage needs. iland also provides state and local customers with iland Catalyst, a complementary cloud assessment tool that simplifies the journey to the cloud and makes it easier for organizations using VMware to model and right size cloud requirements for cloud backup, disaster recovery or migration without costly over-provisioning or detrimentally under-provisioning.

About iland

iland is a global cloud service provider of secure and compliant hosting for infrastructure (IaaS), disaster recovery (DRaaS), and backup as a service (BaaS). They are recognized by industry analysts as a leader in disaster recovery. The award-winning iland Secure Cloud Console natively combines deep layered security, predictive analytics, and compliance to deliver unmatched visibility and ease of management for all of iland’s cloud services. Headquartered in Houston, Texas and London, UK, iland delivers cloud services from its data centers throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Learn more at