Infrastructure Management

11:11 Systems Completes Acquisition of iland

Adds to the Green Cloud Defense acquisition to answer cloud market’s call for a single, trusted vendor to manage and monitor hybrid infrastructure across connectivity, cloud and security

​​Recognized as a Representative Vendor in 2021 Gartner Market Guide for Disaster Recovery as a Service* and in 2019 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service as a Leader based on its ability to execute and completeness of Vision,** iland boosts 11:11 market position

11:11 Systems (“11:11”), a managed infrastructure solutions provider, today announced the completion of the acquisition of iland, the award-winning global cloud service provider of secure and compliant hosting for infrastructure (IaaS), disaster recovery (DRaaS), and backup as a service (BaaS).

11:11 Systems recently acquired Green Cloud Defense, a channel-only, cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider. By adding iland’s steady 25% YOY momentum to 11:11 Systems’ expanding national network of MSPs, VARs and IT consultants, a hyper-growth pathway has been created.

Gartner analysts said that “more than 85% of organizations will embrace a cloud-first principle by 2025 and will not be able to fully execute on their digital strategies without the use of cloud-native architectures and technologies.” *** Companies are increasingly struggling to effectively manage their hybrid infrastructure and are under pressure to focus scarce resources on other key priorities. 11:11 answers growing market demand for a single, trusted vendor to navigate security threats and reduce complexities in infrastructure management.

Mike Small, senior analyst at KuppingerCole, highlights this challenge: “Deciding where and how to focus resources is a struggle for most IT organizations, and they need their infrastructure solutions– which serve as the backbone of their entire IT footprint – to be stormproof. iland is a long-established provider of secure storage services for backup and disaster recovery. In combination with 11:11, they can deliver a broad offering for managing and protecting the infrastructure backbone of organizations.”

11:11 will leverage iland’s Secure Cloud Console natively combining deep-layered security, predictive analytics, and compliance to deliver visibility and ease of management across all of its cloud services.

Brett Diamond, CEO, 11:11 Systems:

“CIOs and IT leaders are being pushed to address increasing numbers of security threats, application vulnerabilities and network weaknesses that can leave organizations exposed to data breaches; at the same time, they are tasked with laying the right foundation within their infrastructure to embrace hybrid cloud, navigate sophisticated application requirements, artificial intelligence and more while data and devices continue to multiply exponentially.
11:11 Systems is focused on significantly simplifying our customers’ approach to cloud, security and connectivity to drive greater security, innovation, and responsiveness and adding iland and Green Cloud as core ingredient platforms substantively advances this mission.”

Justin Giardina, CTO, iland:

“Joining 11:11 Systems, which now includes Green Cloud, will open up the doors of innovation even wider with new opportunities to expand services across the iland platform, which will further enhance our customers’ ability to manage and monitor their hybrid environmentsWe will have the unprecedented opportunity to offer our customers choice in their infrastructure services, while also untangling them from the overwhelming intricacies that too often accompany infrastructure management.”

Dante Orsini, SVP, Business Development, iland:

“We are thrilled to join 11:11 Systems and further solidify our position as a market-leading provider of infrastructure services. This acquisition opens up new opportunities for our global channel partners and bolsters our expertise, bench of satisfied customers, and solution offerings with our core technology partners including VMware, Veeam, Zerto, and HPE as well as other market leaders. Merging with 11:11 Systems will make iland a one-stop-shop for cloud, security, and connectivity utilizing the market’s most trusted solutions.”

Effective immediately, Justin Giardina, CTO of iland, is appointed Chief Technology Innovation Officer; Dante Orsini is promoted to Chief Strategy Officer; Jennifer Brenner will remain Chief Marketing Officer. Scott Sparvero, current CEO and co-founder, and Brian Ussher, current President, and co-founder, will support the transition until complete.

As part of an ambitious M&A strategy to expand, aggregate, and further automate infrastructure solutions, 11:11 is backed by Tiger Infrastructure Partners, a middle-market private equity firm that invests in growing infrastructure platforms.

*Gartner, “Market Guide for Disaster Recovery as a Service”, Ron Blair, Jeffrey Hewitt, 29 July 2021.

**Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service”, Mark Jaggers, Ron Blair, Lisa Pierce, 5 June 2019. This report is now archived and retired by Gartner.

***Gartner Press Release, “ Gartner Says Cloud will be the Centerpiece of New Digital Experiences”, 10 November 2021.

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