The complementary cloud assessment tool enables iland customers to predict requirements for workloads, applications and production sites

Australia – August 28, 2019 — / — iland, an industry-leading provider of secure application and data protection cloud services built on proven VMware technology, today announced new upgrades to iland Catalyst, a complementary cloud assessment tool that simplifies the journey to the cloud.

The new Catalyst features make it easier for organisations using VMware to model and right size cloud requirements for cloud backup, disaster recovery or migration without costly over-provisioning or detrimentally under-provisioning.

As more organisations migrate from traditional data centres to cloud-based infrastructures, they must optimise costs by accurately predicting the right amount of cloud resources needed based on the size and frequency at which an application is used. They must also determine if workloads are compatible with cloud services. These factors are often miscalculated throughout the cloud journey, resulting in resources often being over or under provisioned.

iland Catalyst ensures a proper fit at the time of purchase and throughout the lifecycle of a customer’s use of iland cloud services based on individual workloads, application groups and entire production sites with pricing that is flexible and predictable. With Catalyst, iland customers can:

  • Match cloud resources with application requirements
  • Ensure workloads are compatible with iland cloud services
  • Determine the bandwidth needed to optimise application performance
  • Estimate service costs per month and ad hoc periods
  • Provide network analysis to ensure the feasibility of backup, disaster recovery and migration use cases while providing initial seed and ongoing data transfer times.

“We know that size and scalability are two key challenges facing both customers and our partner community here in the APAC region,” said iland APAC Director Tony Stratton. “With cloud uptake at an all-time high in Australia, iland Catalyst helps allay cost concerns by accurately modelling the resource requirements at the start of the cloud journey, ensuring a proper fit regardless of whether you’re new to the cloud or adding more workloads and applications to existing infrastructure.”

A single universal tool
Most cloud assessment tools are limited to covering specific aspects of an IT environment, requiring organisations to employ several tools to analyse computer storage and network usage. iland Catalyst analyses multiple requirements and platform attributes while pre-checking and validating systems to predict cloud requirements and ensure compatibility.

New features of the iland Catalyst cloud assessment tool include:

  • The ability to calculate annual long-term retention objectives on cloud-based backup scenarios
  • Mac OS support to provide Catalyst capabilities for both Windows and Mac environments
  • A Veeam Cloud Connect Replication storage calculator to predict storage needs on Veeam-based disaster recovery environments
  • Veeam Scale Out Backup Repository (SOBR) object storage calculator to size cloud archives
  • Speed-test and bandwidth assessment capabilities for iland’s datacentre in Melbourne, Australia in addition to its eight other global datacentres in Sydney, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington, D.C. London, Manchester, Amsterdam and Singapore.

“Having the intelligence and insights to right-size the cloud from inception for our customers is invaluable,” said Andrew Griffioen, director at 360 Managed in Queensland, Australia. “iland catalyst allows us to resource accurately from the get go and takes the guesswork out of the migration process, setting both ourselves and our customers up for success.”

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 recognised 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, London, UK, and Sydney, Australia iland delivers cloud services from its data centres throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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