iland Secure Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) with Zerto

IT resilience, simplified. iland Secure DRaaS with Zerto is fully-integrated into the iland Secure Cloud Console, making disaster recovery as easy as clicking a button.
Secure DRaaS with Zerto

Continuous availability to keep your applications running 24x7.

Go beyond protecting your business. Make it resilient. Built on iland’s Secure Cloud platform with direct integration into Zerto’s industry-leading replication software, iland Secure DRaaS with Zerto offers customized runbook functionality, optimized RTOs and near-zero RPOs, and automated recovery. With iland and Zerto, you have complete control of your disaster recovery plan so it is ready when you need it most.

Secure DRaaS with Zerto 2020 Award

Accelerated Recovery Time Objective (RTO)

Traditionally, disaster recovery means recovering data before accessing systems.

With iland Secure DRaaS with Zerto, a journal keeps a historical record of changes made to VMs over the past 30 days. This capability gives users the ability to “rewind” time to before disaster strikes – including data loss, ransomware, and human error. During failover, every end user request is analyzed to determine if the response should be returned directly from the virtual machine or from the journal, whichever is more current. This process continues until the failover is complete.

Ultimately, customers benefit from sub 10 second RPOs and aggressive RTO for speedy recovery (orchestrated recovery). In addition, failover network and integration capabilities allow end users to seamlessly access data during and after a failover event.

Secure DRaaS with Zerto Failover

What's the difference between iland Secure DRaaS with Zerto and Zerto with Azure?

Zerto: Seamlessly protect your mission critical systems.

Natively perform replication of your mission critical systems to the cloud with asimple and intuitive interface:

  • Select which workloads to protect.
  • Workloads replicate in near real-time with intelligent adaptation based on priority and available bandwidth.
  • Store replication points for granular recovery with up to 30 days of history.
  • Secure and encrypted connection included so you can start replicating immediately.
DRaaS with Zerto Diagram

Disaster Recovery designed for your unique business.

Every business is different. iland Secure DRaaS with Zerto combines industry-leading technology with individual design to meet your specific application and business recovery requirements. iland Secure DRaaS with Zerto features:

Recovery Assurance

Create DR runbooks within the iland Secure Cloud Console to configure the orchestration of recovery groups and simplify the development, management and execution of your DR plan:

  • Automate the entire failover and failback process. Use the iland Secure Cloud Console to build DR plans for any scenario to enable and orchestrate application specific recovery.
  • Create multiple DR plans. Leverage iland’s failover wizard to automate the failover and failback process. Automation reduces the errors of manual failback including data loss and data integrity. Alerts and reporting about the failover are available in the iland Secure Cloud Console.
  • Test anytime. The iland Secure Cloud Console enables you to test your disaster recovery yourself to ensure your plan works. Failover and back without service disruption – and without fitting an arbitrary schedule. Run a full suite of DR testing by selecting a runbook and then invoking the automated test failover. Verify the success of your runbook before there is a disaster.
Recovery Assurance

Virtual Protection Groups

Protect virtual machines (VMs) by group and/or tier to ensure consistent recovery points (RPOs) across all grouped machines.

  • Define your own RPOs for your VMs. You can define the RPO for individual VMs, or for group VMs, to achieve RPOs of seconds with little impact on performance or resource usage of the primary system.
  • Perform partial failovers. You can group VMs supporting multi-tier applications. Partial failovers can help you reduce costs and simplify failback.
  • Perform granular restores. A checkpoint journal at the recovery site can store RPO points from between 1 – 720 hours, enabling you to restore to points prior to the disaster.
  • VSS awareness. For certain applications such as SQL and Exchange.
Secure DRaaS with Zert Virtual Protection

Performance, efficiency, and individual design.

iland Secure DRaaS utilizes efficient technologies to ensure failover and failback meet your business and application-specific requirements.

  • Fastest replication. Integrated network compression enables both closer Recovery Points and reduced WAN bandwidth requirements.
  • Existing network compatibility. iland Secure DRaaS can be configured with recovery networks that match your internal private network range(s), yielding a more aggressive RTO with no reconfiguration of VMs.
  • DNS failover. Disaster recovery management is simplified with the integration of DNS management into the cloud console. DNS management can be performed from the same location in which you manage cloud resources and disaster recovery. Easily manage your public IP blocks, DNS zones, records, and make updates to all your DNS records in the event of a failover through an easy-to-use search and edit tool within the console.
  • Storage options. iland supports replication of VMware virtual machines and is storage-agnostic with two tiers of encrypted storage to ensure all key workloads are protected.
  • SSAE 16/ISO 27001 certified Tier III data centers around the globe. In addition to global data centers, iland also maintains connections to more than 500 IP providers to ensure your data is secure, fixed within your chosen country, and fails over rapidly.
Secure DRaaS with Zerto Efficient Design

Adopt the cloud without disrupting your existing network investment.

One of the challenges of moving to the cloud, or adopting a multi-cloud strategy, is the need for end user access during a failover event.

The ability to communicate with other networks or applications can be critical for success. To ensure consistent communication between workloads, iland offers unparalled network flexibility to maintain and preserve your existing network policies and investments to ensure your workloads can communicate. This also allows you to proceed with your existing corporate network strategy without disruption.

iland’s network flexibility gives you control of your existing and future application environments via:

  • Familiar and integrated VMware-based network services for security segmentation and access via IPsec/SSL VPN managed through the iland Secure Cloud Console.
  • “Bring your own” options including physical/virtual network appliances, flexible carrier and circuit options (MPLS/VPLS, direct circuit) for global connectivity.
  • VMware NSX, Megaport/SD-WAN and our high throughput circuits for performance and integration purposes.
iland Network Flexibility

Simplified Pricing.

iland offers all-inclusive pricing for our DRaaS with Zerto. Pricing includes:

  • Zerto license.
  • The cost of your reserved storage, in any of our 2 tiers of storage with bandwidth included.
  • Select flexible storage and compute, get a complete solution.
iland Simplified Pricing

Fully Managed DRaaS

Disaster Recovery designed for your unique business.

iland Autopilot Managed Recovery is our fully-managed DRaaS providing complete end to end design, implementation, and management of the DR environment.

With Autopilot, you get:

  • Full management services, including support over key service elements such as testing, live failovers, resource provisioning, and change management.
  • Collaborative planning sessions to develop your customized recovery runbooks and failover processes.
  • Hands-on assistance and support during the customer life-cycle.
  • Advanced documentation & reporting over service metrics, service levels and service health.
iland DRaaS Fully Managed DR

DRaaS Deployment Service

land DRaaS Deployment Service is an optional service to assist customers in planning, designing, and deploying their DR service. To support your successful DRaaS deployment, this service provides:

  • Expert guidance and direction on the right architecture & integration options
  • Strong technical foundation through detailed design guidance & operational planning
  • Process and testing procedures to ensure optimal accuracy in service delivery and SLAs
iland DRaaS Deployment Service

Ensuring your Disaster Recovery solution is ready when you need it.

Failures and outages are more common than people realize. Based on a recent survey, 75% of organizations experiencing failure at some point.

To ensure your DR solution is ready when you need it, iland provides simplified, self-service testing via the iland Secure Cloud Console. With this capability, you can quickly and easily test individual application failover, multiple application failover, or complete site failover on your own schedule.

The results provided through the console can help you reconcile any resource shortages and ensure your RTO/RPO meets expectations.

For those organizations that need fully-managed failover and testing, please see our Autopilot Managed Recovery services.

DRaaS Self Service Testing

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All iland Secure DRaaS solutions include:

  • Secure DRaaS with Zerto leading technology
    Industry-leading technology and experience.
    4-time, consecutive “Leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).
  • Secure Cloud Hosting Unified management.
    Unified cloud management.
    Secure Cloud Console is our award-winning, unified management platform. The console provides management, control, and visibility across all iland services including public and private clouds, data protection, and disaster recovery.
  • Secure Cloud Managed up to the hypervisor
    Management up to the hypervisor.
    As you move from on-premises environments to the cloud, using proven, familiar technologies, individual design, as well as leveraging a vendor to manage these technologies up to the hypervisor, is key to success.
  • Secure Cloud Hosting Dedicated compliance team.
    Dedicated compliance team.
    To help make the transition to cloud easier from a compliance standpoint, and to help tackle your geographic and/or industry-specific concerns, iland maintains an in-house compliance team that is ready to support you.
  • Secure Cloud Hosting Familiar management.
    Network support services.
    land offers Network Support services and multi-cloud connectivity to give you the flexibility to maintain and preserve your existing network policies and investments to ensure your workloads can communicate.
  • Secure DRaaS with Zerto onboarding
    Seamless onboarding and deployment.
    To help you simplify your move to the cloud, iland takes a comprehensive approach to migrating data by including a dedicated project manager and cloud services engineers to ensure that data is migrated safely and securely to the iland Cloud Platform.
  • Secure Cloud Hosting Right-sized cloud for your workloads.
    Flexible and individual design.
    iland Secure DRaaS enables you to replicate all your IT workloads and applications from public or private clouds, and for both virtual and physical environments, to our proven, VMware-based cloud platform.
  • Secure Cloud Hosting VMware based technology
    VMware-based technology.
    iland Secure DRaaS, like all iland services, is built on proven technology from VMware. With VMware, iland enables you to quickly failover and failback during and after the disaster event without having to convert your applications to a new operating format.
  • Secure Cloud Hosting Multi-layered security.
    Multi-layered security.
    iland Secure DRaaS includes managed, purpose-selected security across your recovery environment. iland security is directly integrated into the iland Secure Cloud Console to provide for ease of use, transparency, and control.
  • Secure DRaaS with Zerto Backup
    Optional backup.
    To ensure your DRaaS solution is ready for production when necessary, iland Secure DRaaS includes built-in data protection services managed by the iland Secure Cloud Console.
  • Secure DRaaS with Zerto Strategy
    Strategy and design.
    iland provides cloud planning and design services leveraging iland Catalyst, our environment assessment tool, used to model and ensure application performance requirements are met prior to DRaaS deployment.
  • Secure Cloud Hosting Premium 24/7/365 support included.
    Included customer support.
    Our 24/7/365 support team is available by phone, email and ticketing system to address your questions. That begins with our seamless onboarding process through to your ongoing operations – for questions large and small.

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“iland makes it so easy to transition to the cloud. From contracts to technical help, our iland sales rep has been able to pull it all together with no added complications.We now have a scalable, cost-effective solution for our future growth and look forward to continuing our partnership with iland.”

–Alex Snell . Roderick’s Head of IT

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Use Cases

iland Secure DRaaS with Zerto:

  • Mission critical applications and general workloads
    Provides protection against unplanned downtime and catastrophic data loss from internal and external threats including cybercrime, hardware failure, and natural disasters.
  • Secure Cloud
    Eliminates the need for a second data center for disaster recovery.
  • Secure Web Mobile Application Servers
    Reduces the complexity normally associated with recovering complex IT.
  • Secure Cloud Batch Processing and Media Streaming
    Increases IT resiliency through automation and orchestration via iland Runbooks, simplified testing capabilities, and options for fully-managed DRaaS (Autopilot Managed Recovery)
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Designed to meet your unique business requirements, globally.
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What is the difference between Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Backup as a Service (BaaS)?

BaaS and DRaaS work together as part of an overall data protection and recovery strategy for IT. With BaaS, customers copy production data at regular, planned intervals to the cloud for long-term retention. If the data is lost, stolen, or accidentally deleted, the copied data from the BaaS environment is copied back to the production environment.

DRaaS solutions are distinct from BaaS and offer an important advantage. With DRaaS, all critical components are replicated to the cloud for short-term retention. This includes the application(s), data, and networking. In the event the production data AND physical infrastructure is compromised (i.e. through flooding, fire, cybercrime, etc), the DRaaS environment provides a complete secondary environment to run production applications. Together, BaaS and DRaaS provide complete protection against nearly all data and hardware loss scenarios.

How is pricing for iland Secure DRaaS with Zerto determined?

Pricing is all-inclusive including your Zerto license, the cost of reserved storage (2 tiers), compute resources (CPU/RAM), unlimited bandwidth, and protection for an unlimited number of VMs. Burst resources feature pay-as-you-go pricing, with no commitments and no term contracts for RAM and CPU usage during testing and failover. Specific pricing depends on your environment and the resources consumed including the amount of storage needed, CPU/RAM for live VMs, and RTO and RPO requirements. Our team of in-house experts can quickly determine your resource need using our free tool, iland Catalyst..

I want to take advantage of cloud-based DRaaS, but I am concerned about disrupting the network I already have in place. How will iland work with my existing network environment?

We understand the importance of preserving existing resources and investments when adopting new technologies. For this reason, we offer a number of solutions that enable existing networks, including other cloud provider networks, to communicate with your new iland service. In addition, we have dedicated Network Services available in the case you need assistance beyond standard configurations. Please reach out to us to learn more.

Does iland support 3rd party virtual firewalls?

Yes, we support 3rd party virtual appliance integration such as VMware NSX Edge and Cisco ASA.

What are the different ways I can connect to iland's services?

  • iland Zipline: iland Zipline leverages Megaport’s on-demand, software defined, network with on-ramps at over 600 data centers globally. Zipline provides virtual, cross-connect connectivity to enable you to build private, high-performance, highly-reliability connections to your own data centers, as well as other cloud providers. You can also have iland Zipline provisioned between your private data center and iland as part of a hybrid cloud environment, migration project, or disaster recovery project. With Zipline, you can connect all your workloads wherever they are running to ensure common application communication.
  • VPN over internet: iland supports common VPN protocols to securely tunnel network traffic between environments – including IPsec VPN, OpenVPN, and Wireguard. IPsec is the most common protocol in use, and can provide an on-demand, secure connection between cloud providers.
  • Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN): SD-Wan can be used to help ease the burdens of communication between remote offices, data centers, and cloud environments. You can use SD-WAN to dynamically build secure VPN tunnels between end-points, monitor communication performance, and automatically adjust the traffic flows.
  • Direct Connection: Preserve your existing private network investment by extending directly to the iland cloud. All iland data centers are carrier neutral facilities enabling customers to extend out their MPLS/VPLS or direct connect from offices / datacenters for secure and private connectivity. This also allows for significantly lower latency and guaranteed access to their carrier SLAs.