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iland DraaS saves Oceanscan

After a sophisticated form of ransomware shut down Oceanscan’s entire network, the company turned to iland’s ( Secure DRaaS services to deliver rapid recovery and mitigate the damage of the event.

By being prepared and investing in a robust disaster recovery solution so many years before the attack, Oceanscan ( saved itself from the crippling impacts of a cyberattack.  As Sukumar Panchanathan, Group IT manager, Oceanscan says, “I cannot stress this enough: We are where we are thanks to the technology and, perhaps most importantly, the people over at iland”.

“There’s a lot that has to happen in the wake of an attack like this.  It’s a tough time.  But the iland support team immediately answered our call and we were in a position to recover with just the click of a button.  The iland services have been absolutely wonderful.  From the bottom of my heart, I cannot thank the iland support staff enough.”

In late September 2021, a sophisticated strain of ransomware infected Oceanscan’s entire network, encrypting multiple file layers and putting the company at risk of potentially devastating downtime.  Oceanscan, an iland customer for nearly a decade, had prepared for this moment and had both iland Secure Cloud DRaaS for Veeam ( and iland Secure Cloud Backup for Veeam Cloud Connect ( in place at the time of the attack.

With the company’s on-premises environment compromised, but it's workloads already successfully replicated to the cloud thanks to iland Secure Cloud DRaaS, the Oceanscan team decided to move away from its on-premises production environment entirely following the attack and leverage their cloud-based infrastructure with iland.  In the weeks following, Oceanscan was able to seamlessly move from iland DRaaS to iland IaaS within a couple of hours and has been running effectively ever since.
“As the rates of cybercrime continue to rise, companies must prepare for the inevitable ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ when it comes to having the tools, people, and process in place to stay protected,” says Brian Ussher, President and Co-founder, iland.

“Oceanscan chose iland to provide the security, replication, and failover capabilities needed to ensure the company’s data stayed online and available.  Designed exactly for moments like this, iland’s industry-leading disaster recovery technology allowed Oceanscan to failover all its applications, seamlessly and without detrimental delays.”

Headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, and supported by a worldwide network of partner companies, as a leading international equipment company providing the latest and most advanced technology to the oil and gas, defence, petrochemical, renewables and nuclear industries, Oceanscan is committed to around-the-clock support of its customers. 

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