Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – October 16, 2008 – Hybrid colocation and virtualization infrastructure provider, iland, includes high availability hosted VMware solutions, for businesses needing IT systems hosted and managed, with data protection, redundancy and recovery.
The solutions allow customers to host multiple operating systems andapplicationsin geographically dispersed, fully redundant data centers in the United States and Europe.
iland’s VMware solutions have more than 250 virtual machines deployed prior to the formal announcement of the solutions. iland’s Hosted High Availability VMware Solutions provide customers with exceptional reliability and data protection while streamlining the data center environment and reducing operating costs including space, power and equipment. Customers along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts rely on iland’s disaster recovery offerings for indemnity during hurricane seasons, and also value them as a key differentiator.
Joseph Wiley, network administrator at K-TEK, which is headquartered in Prairieville, LA noted, ”iland saved our business communications during and after hurricane Gustav. They kept all our employees and divisions up and running worldwide, and our customers never knew we skipped a beat.” Mr. Wiley went on to acknowledge iland’s ”great customer service, from the CEO to the technician,” as a significant benefit of iland solutions.
iland’s fully redundant infrastructure is built in a VMwareVI Enterprise environment on a VMware ESX platform, which offers redundancy at the hardware, network, and data center levels. To ensure data is always available, even in the worst disasters, iland offers customers a ‘stand by’ service option which creates backup copies of the customer’s virtual machines.
Once configured, these backups can be sent to iland to be housed on their Managed Storage Area Network (SAN). iland also has real-time disaster recovery failover options that require minimal staff intervention. In the event of an emergency or disaster, customers can immediately failover to the virtual machines.
Brian Ussher, President of iland Internet Solutions remarked, ”iland removes the burden and complexity issues of IT so customers can concentrate on their business. We offer the most complete solution to handle every data center requirement. Whether a customer is running a blended colocation and virtualized environment, transitioning to a new virtualized environment or operating on an existing virtual environment we have the solutions in place to ensure data is safe and clients are always up and running.”
iland provides cost effective and reliable solutions for disaster recovery, Software as a Service (SaaS) providers, Application Service Providers and Developers as well as enterprise level hosting for web-centric, mission critical applications and corporate data. For example, Application Service Providers gain substantial versatility which enables them to quickly and easily turnaround customized software.
As a result, customers can be up and running in a matter of hours, whereas in a traditional dedicated server environment it takes several days or even weeks, and in a data center environment it can take 45 to 60 days or more. Enfold Systems provides professional services, products and hosting for applications built on the open-source Plone content management system.
Alan Runyan, President of Enfold offered, ”We needed a partner that would provide an advantage in our competitive market, as well as offer cost-effective disaster recovery options. iland’s virtualization and redundant infrastructure made the choice easy.”
iland’s hybrid colocation and virtualization infrastructure is one of the industry’s most complete solution addressing the ever-growing need to reduce data center costs and server sprawl. Each of iland’s High Availability data centers also provides clients with High-Speed IP connectivity across iland’s 10 Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure. By combining multiple Tier 1 IP backbones, iland provides scalable, Tier 1 IP connectivity, allowing clients high quality yet cost-effective bandwidth options due to their wholesale buying partnerships.
The High Availability data centers complement iland’s existing offering for traditional colocation options which include cabinets, cage space, and a full range of managed services providing multiple, flexible options and rapid deployment. iland currently hosts customers in more than 50 cities across the U.S. and Europe and specializes in helping organizations transform their expensive, traditional IT environments into cost-effective, fully optimized environments.
iland Internet Solutions Corporation is a global provider of High Availability VMware Solutions, Managed Colocation and High Speed IP Network and Data services. iland provides fully redundant, geographically distributed solutions, including cost-effective disaster recovery options to a full range of Web Centric clients including Application Development and Service providers, SaaS, Content Providers as well as Fortune 1000 companies and technology start-ups. iland has been building robust IT solutions for clients since it was founded in 1995. iland’s expertise is helping organizations transform their expensive, traditional IT environments into cost-effective, fully optimized environments. iland is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
To learn more, please visit: www.iland.com.