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.


Web Console (Self Service Capabilities)
    iland Amazon AWS Microsoft Azure
Resource model   Resource pool:
Assigns only as much resources as needed to a VM
Instance-based: Fit workloads into pre-defined sizes potentially being charged for unused resources Instance-based: Fit workloads into pre-defined sizes potentially being charged for unused resources
Remote KVM console   Yes, full KVM VM console Limited, screenshot of VM console Limited, read-only VM console or interactive serial port console for linux VMs
Full year of historical performance data   Yes, included with no additional setup required Yes, at additional charge and requires manual configuration Yes, at additional charge and requires manual configuration
Complete billing access   Yes Complex to understand Limited
API Access     Yes, SDKs available for Python, Go, Java, Elixir Yes Yes

Infrastructure Flexibility
    iland Amazon AWS Microsoft Azure
Flexible VM sizing   Yes Set options Set options
Flexible, no-reboot VM resizing   Yes, VMs can have CPU, RAM, and storage added without reboot Limited options, requires reboot, public IP address will change Limited options, requires reboot, desired instance size may not be available
Largest VM Size
(some features may require Secure Private Cloudâ„ )
  128 vCPU,
6128 GB RAM,
60 x 62TB disks
96 vCPU,
768 GB RAM,
26 x 16TB disks
128 vCPU,
3892 GB RAM,
64 x 32TB disks
Enterprise Class Hardware   Cisco UCS Compute and Networking, HPE Nimble Storage and VMware-based infrastructure Not disclosed Not disclosed
Support for Bare Metal servers   Yes, choose from either standard server models or customize to the specific CPU, RAM, and GPU configuration your project requires Yes, one option available with 72 cores and 512 GB of RAM No
Support for Co-Location   Yes, from 1 rack unit up to multiple cabinets in a private suite 3rd party options, with complicated networking 3rd party options, with complicated networking

Networking Flexibility
    iland Amazon AWS Microsoft Azure
Static IPs available   Yes No No
MPLS Circuits   Yes Limited to Direct Connect Partners Limited to Express Route Partners
Advertise portable IP blocks via BGP   Yes Yes No
Support for virtual network appliances   Yes Limited Limited
Co-location for physical network appliances   Yes No No
Self Service VPN   Included IPsec and SSL-VPN supporting 100 VPN connections with up to 2 Gbps throughput Costs $37 per month per VPN connection Limited to 30 VPN connections, costs $30 to $930 per month based on throughput

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   Add-on 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
Free phone support   Yes No No
SLAs   100% 99.99% SLA (4 minutes monthly downtime) 99.9% SLA (43 minutes monthly downtime)
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