Storage Decisions

Storage Decisions Session Downloads: Disaster Recovery Track (Chicago 2009)

Disaster recovery isn't just about being able to resume business as quickly as possible after a catastrophic incident. It's also about avoiding the situations that could jeopardize your company's reputation and good standing -- like the loss of customer data.

But DR isn't a one-size-fits-all affair, with different company assets requiring varying levels of protection and recoverability. We'll look at some of the new tools for testing DR readiness, DR issues related to specific types of data and how virtualization can affect a DR plan, among other topics.

Downloads included in this track: (click title to download slides)

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Recovery Site Configurations
Speaker: Bill Peldzus, Vice President of Data Center Services, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, GlassHouse Technologies
Description: The type and configuration of a recovery site will determine how quickly and effectively your company will be able to recover from a disaster. But the terminology used for recovery sites -- hot, warm, cold, etc. -- can be confusing, and the services available at the various types of sites can be even more perplexing. In this presentation, you'll learn the basics on how to determine, set up and manage your disaster recovery site.

Replication Alternatives for DR
Speaker: Marc Staimer, Founder and CDS, Dragon Slayer Consulting
Description: Remote replication has become the method of choice for maintaining up to date, restorable data replicas at remote DR sites. There are a variety ways of implementing replication, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, and within a wide range of costs. This presentation will give you a better idea on the different replication architectures and options available today.

Server Virtualization, Business Continuance and Disaster Recovery
Speaker: Greg Schulz, Founder and Senior Analyst, StorageIO
Description: Server virtualization has the potential to bring sophisticated business continuance (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) techniques to organizations that previously didn't have the means to adopt them. Likewise, virtualized as well as cloud environments need to be included in a BC/DR plan to enable application and data availability. Explore this presentation to learn tips and tricks on building an accessible BC/DR strategy server virtualization and the storage products that enable efficient, flexible green and virtual data centers.

Stuff Happens -- How to Assess Risks and Set Objectives for Business Continuity Plans
Speaker: Jon Toigo, CEO and Managing Principal, Toigo Partners International, and Chairman of the Data Management Institute
Description: Many disaster recovery planning efforts get bogged down when planners become preoccupied with identifying all of the risk scenarios that might impact company operations. Truth be told, enumerating natural and man-made hazard potentials, then assigning quantitative values to their likelihood of occurrence, is a fool's errand.

What is needed is a straightforward assessment of assets -- data and infrastructure -- to determine what needs to be protected, supplemented by an estimation of the cost of an interruption of access to assets (from whatever the cause) for 24, 48 and 72 hours. The sources for collecting this information are business stakeholders: so, yes, you will need to talk to end users (audible groans expected.) In this presentation by DR planning veteran Jon Toigo, you'll get a better idea of the process for doing a good job with upfront analysis.

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Other tracks
Backup Technologies Track
Data Retention and Retrieval Track
Storage Systems & Storage Management Track
Managing Storage Networks Track
Management/Executive Track

This was first published in June 2009

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