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Tuesday, 12 May 2015 10:15

iland enables cloud management with big data

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iland has announced new advanced management and reporting capabilities available within its Enterprise Cloud Services (ECS) portal, powered by a big data backend. 


New iland Enterprise Cloud Services portal enhancements utilises the businesses backend big data solutions to help IT teams keep up with the pace of growing clouds

Enterprise cloud host iland has updated its cloud management and reporting capabilities available within its Enterprise Cloud Services (ECS) portal. Powered by a big data backend the new functionality uses the underlying log files created on the system to produce “actionable intelligence” that iland customers can use to manipulate resources, analyse trends and share information. 

Built on the open source Cassandra global data warehouse, iland’s ECS portal indexes every piece of data within an environment – from the virtual machine (VM) name, to change activity, to performance, to firewall rules and beyond and it’s this data that is used in the new ECS services.

New features in ECS include a Google-like instantaneous full-text searching across their entire cloud environment, which can then be used to set alerts based on the results. So as Lilac Schoenbeck, Iland’s VP of marketing explained to CCi “businesses can set alerts to warn against hackers opening up particular ports on a VM.” 

Additionally results on the historical performance analytics system can now be tagged with comments to highlight unusual performance issues, so at a future date users can see the reasons for a dip or spike in performance directly in the charts, rather than it be lost in a word document or an email.

System administrators also get a new basic collaborative dashboard aimed at avoiding work duplication. So teams can highlight work in progress and record changes made to an environment and see all the actions and jobs running on each VM in their domain.

Lastlyiland has also extended its integration of Zerto Virtual Replication software within the ECS portal. In addition to the test and failover execution capabilities introduced in the portal’s last release, the new functionality reveals performance trends based on historical information about recovery point objectives and input/output operations per second to provide a broader historical context for past failovers and tests. 

In support of the Zerto v4.0 release, iland has upgraded its Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) environment and will soon support failover from on-premise Microsoft Hyper-V environments.

Currently the solution displays data from the last year, but obviously has the ability to go back further, however Schoenbeck said there were no plans to use more than a years’ worth of data at present.

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