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Disaster Response & Recovery (DRR)

DRR1-4 Next-Generation IT Disaster Recovery: Beyond the Cloud to Embracing Agility

May 14, 2013

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Maria Pressley

Chief Evangelist


The cloud and DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) are touted as the next big trends in terms of IT-based business continuity and disaster recovery.  How do you separate “cloud washing” and hype from the practical advantages that these and other technologies offer your business?  How can you make sure that you’re not part of your vendor’s monetization strategy for recurring monthly payments at the expense of your goals of building a world-class, highly productive, agile IT organization?

This session will cover the importance of failover virtualization (instant recovery) technologies both on- and off-premise, as well as the proper use of backup, archiving, and replication as integral components for the unique needs of a wide range of businesses.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Tips for evaluating high-integrity backup and recovery strategies
  2. An evaluation framework for on-premise versus off-premise RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) technologies
  3. Disaster recovery best practices for situations in which there is low available bandwidth on your WAN