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Pros
"They have just implemented a Backup and Restore portal that we think is very good.""The service itself wasn't bad.""iland is excellent as far as the interface."

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"We use a neat feature called VDR status, Virtual Disaster Recovery status. It only works on servers... It's automated. Once or twice a month it will virtually mount the backup and provide a screenshot and advise whether or not there have been any errors.""The solution has reduced backup times by an immeasurable amount. Its backups are incremental, so you are only backing up data changes based on the last 24 hours or so. If you are also maintaining the stored images, the restores are also only incremental, happening in minutes. Whereas, with a lot of the other solutions that we have looked at, each time it goes to refresh the restore, then it has to build a completely new image. That takes forever. This solution also improves recovery time.""The most valuables feature is the alerts and monitoring that catches the failed backups.""It provides a single dashboard for all types of data protection, we monitor everything through a single dashboard. It simplifies everything overall. It allows us to see everything, whether passing or failing any issues, any problems through a single pane of glass that we don't have to click through or adjust as we go forward.""The most valuable feature by far is the Virtual Disaster Recovery. On top of that is the bare-metal recovery. The recovery options that we have are great. We have tested the Virtual Disaster Recovery and the bare-metal recovery in just about any scenario you can think of. We have even restored bare metal, a full server, to a laptop, and had full functionality. It's just insane how well it works and how simple it is. It does most of the work for you.""I know I won't have an issue if the data is there. The reliability and the confidence that we have is amazing. It doesn't matter. We've had customers have ransomware. We've had customers that have had corruption. We've had customers that have had employees destroy their data. As long as it's been backed up, I know that I can get it back and I know I have nothing to worry about. Our confidence level is very high.""The most valuable feature is that it's hands-off. I log in every morning and there are pre-canned filters that I've created to make my life easier. I have something called server status color bars, and that gives me all the servers and, in a nutshell, I can see: if any errors are being reported; when the last backup was; if one is not working, should there be one, and it literally jumps off the page.""It's their cloud, it's their storage. I don't have to buy a space on Amazon or Google's cloud and then use their software to push it. That works well for me. This way, I don't have to worry about another option or the opportunity that there might be a credential leak."

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Cons
"They don't support a more current version of VMware.""The vendor needs to changes billing to work like every other business and stop charging people if they stop using your service.""I would like to see a better method of backing up Exchange in the cloud."

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"The recovery side, the restore side, could be a little more optimized.""An area for improvement that would really work out well would be if there were a little bit more of an elegant handshake relationship between SolarWinds RMM and the PCs that are being backed up, to advise regarding "up" status... Since RMM is an agent that feeds back that a machine is alive and on, I don't see any reason why they can't either tap into that one feature or build the same exact polling within the backup agent, to update right away and say the system is online or offline.""Integration with a hybrid cloud is something that I found complicated.""A better default view on my dashboard would be great. There is a lot of useless information there that it pulls up. They could present the dashboard slightly better, in terms of the extra information after the first five columns. The first five columns are awesome. After that, I don't care about the rest, and there are another seven things after that.""The one thing they don't are Linux servers, it's Windows only. I understand that directive. I have another product that I use for our Linux servers and stuff, but it would be nice if they had that flexibility on the Linux side. I understand the development and the world is geared towards Windows in 365, I know that's where the clienteles are and the business and the money is.""We would like to have better reporting.""The reporting feature and functionality need improvement. We would like to see a little bit more detailed reporting that offers more CEO or C-level focused reporting options.""We don't use the solution’s automated recovery testing because SolarWinds made me cross. When they released it, I went, "Oh, well, that's quite good." Because if you use the system, then it supposedly spins up, and on the portal, it gives you a screenshot of the booted device. So, I phoned up, and I said, "Oh, that's really quite cool. How much is that?" They said, "No, no, no. It's all included in your license." I went, "Okay then," and went and deployed it on about half the fleet. One of the options that our customers have is they can pay us a small amount every month for us to test the recovery just to prove that it's viable, and I thought, "Well, this will do that for us. Nice." Then, in the next invoice, we got a charge for it. While It was not a huge amount, I took offense at the fact that we were told that it would be a no extra cost option that was part of our license, but it turns out that it's chargeable. Therefore, we haven't used it since."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Billing practices for iLand are monthly. If you are a business and would like a yearly rate, good luck.""iland is affordable.""The licensing costs are approximately $12,000 annually."

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"When you have a device/appliance on the site quite a lot of the other enterprise class backup people insist that you have their appliance, which is frankly offensively expensive. Because when you pry the top off, it's just a standard 19-inch tin box with a standard Intel I5 in it, some RAM, and a hard drive. Then, you go, "Why have they just charged me 5,500 quid for a box, which I could have probably build for under 500." Whereas, with the SolarWinds product, they don't have that. The backup appliances that we have onsite are just plain cooking PCs. We can build our own machines, which is reflected in the price that we can offer a customer.""The pricing of SolarWinds seems to be fair compared to the rest of the industry.""There is no per node cost, at least not the way I am doing it. I am on bulk. New customers can be set up on a trial, where they can get things all squared away, then they can switch over to being a billed customer."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Billing practices for iLand are monthly. If you are a business and would like a yearly rate, good luck.
Top Answer: The vendor needs to changes billing to work like every other business and stop charging people if they stop using your service. This isn't a gym. They were slow to update once Veeam had a new version… more »
Top Answer: It's their cloud, it's their storage. I don't have to buy a space on Amazon or Google's cloud and then use their software to push it. That works well for me. This way, I don't have to worry about… more »
Top Answer: The terms for their contract, they were pretty loose in that. They allowed us to give it a try for a couple months. If we didn't like it, they'd let us out. If I recall correctly, the first term was… more »
Top Answer: I know on the backup side it runs extremely well. The recovery side, the restore side, could be a little more optimized, however, the amount of time that we spend in restore mode is maybe a couple of… more »
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SolarWinds Backup, SolarWinds MSP Backup & Recovery, SolarWinds MSP Backup
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Overview

Whether it’s eliminating cumbersome tapes, or meeting long-term retention compliance requirements, iland’s Secure Cloud Backup integrated with Veeam Cloud Connect technology offers an easy and cost-effective cloud solution for your offsite backup and archiving needs. With direct integration and 100% compatibility with Veeam’s industry-leading Backup & Replication software, you can implement your next offsite backup strategy with the security and confidence backed by iland’s award-winning Secure Cloud platform.

N-able Backup is a cloud-first data protection service designed to help managed IT service providers and in-house IT pros back up and recover physical and virtual servers, workstations, business documents, and Microsoft 365 data. Cloud storage is included, with 30 data centers around the world, and archiving is included at no extra cost. N-able Backup's efficient architecture allows for more frequent backups and longer retention using the network bandwidth and storage capacity you already have. The unified multi-tenant console helps save time on routine backup administration, and the optional LocalSpeedVault provides for fast local recovery. 

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Sample Customers
bluestone, rentokil, BBA Aviation, gbe converge, navigator gas, omninet
Computer Depot, Leading Edge Computers, IT Logic Australia
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider18%
Insurance Company8%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider21%
Educational Organization8%
Government5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business89%
Midsize Enterprise11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Large Enterprise88%
Find out what your peers are saying about N-able Backup vs. iland Secure Cloud Backup and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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iland Secure Cloud Backup is ranked 27th in Cloud Backup with 3 reviews while N-able Backup is ranked 13th in Cloud Backup with 8 reviews. iland Secure Cloud Backup is rated 6.4, while N-able Backup is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of iland Secure Cloud Backup writes "Easy to setup, reasonably priced, and the portal works well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of N-able Backup writes "Drastically reduces the time spent on backup administration; we can manage every computer from one easy console". iland Secure Cloud Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup for Office 365 and AvePoint Cloud Backup, whereas N-able Backup is most compared with Acronis Backup, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Veeam Backup & Replication, Altaro VM Backup and Rubrik. See our N-able Backup vs. iland Secure Cloud Backup report.

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