Vendor-neutral insight into the core elements of plan development
The same old DR plan just won't cut it anymore
Mayan apocalyptic prophesies aside, 2012 is the year to develop disaster recovery plans. The reason is simple: Never before have companies been so dependent upon the uninterrupted operation of automated support systems as they are today. IT is a key enabler of lean staffing models and workload sharing among fewer staff. It is also vital to business strategies for operational efficiency and market expansion.
Yet, after decades of debate and discussion about the best methodology or approach for building an effective business continuity capability, many planners continue to be confused, or worse, find their DR efforts stalled. Backup is not disaster recovery planning, nor is data replication. High availability technologies, clustering, and virtualization products, contrary to vendor marketecture, are not substitutes for operational processes and infrastructure design provisions, borne from deliberate planning activity, that deliver a verifiable and adaptive disaster prevention and recovery capability.
This half-day seminar builds on the experience of independent expert - Jon William Toigo - in supporting the development of business continuity and disaster recovery plans in hundreds of organizations, large and small.
A certification will be provided by the Data Management Institute at the conclusion of the seminar.
Part 1: Specification and Design
In this session, participants will review basic principles of effective planning and will become acquainted with the mechanics of data collection and analysis that set the stage for effective objectives—building and strategy selection. Good planning focuses first on business processes to better understand the staff, data and infrastructure that support them. Next, attention turns to the setting of objectives for the protection and recovery of business processes, considering business requirements and budget. Finally, protection and recovery technology options will be surveyed and evaluated from the standpoint of their ability to meet objectives, their ability to be tested efficiently and their ability to be managed coherently over time.
Part 2: Implementation and Validation
In part two, Jon Toigo will drill down into various disaster prevention and recovery technologies, emphasizing specific challenges for traditional techniques in the face of changes to the nature of data and storage technology itself. Challenges that will be addressed include virtualized server environments, complex application workloads and hosting platforms, and cloud services. Once deployed, changes to requirements and to aspects of the recovery capability must be managed for change. Insights will be offered regarding testing and change management technologies available in the market today.
Attendance for this seminar is FREE for qualified IT professionals
But seating is limited to just 60 attendees in each city. To claim your complimentary seat, apply online by completing our quick online application or by calling Seminar Manager Mike Parisi at (617) 431-9718.