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Getting Business Continuity Right in the Post-Harvey World

Getting Business Continuity Right Virtual Trade Show
Thursday, November 9, 2017 11:00am ET

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Evolution of DR - Gaining IT Resilience
Presented by: Harry Smith

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Businesses today operate in a 24/7 world where IT disruption results in loss of revenue and adverse impact to their reputation. Maintaining business continuity and IT resiliency when disaster strikes is more important than ever.

Discover what IT resiliency means to your business and how continuity is more than just recovering from the disaster but also maintaining uptime during the disaster. Learn how mobility into and out of the cloud allows businesses to remain online in a constantly changing world and how the cloud allows your organization to become more agile, resilient and adaptable when disaster strikes.
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Networking Break
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Business Continuity: Hurricane Harvey Edition
Presented by: Nick Cavalancia

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We all think of a disaster as a temporary loss of availability that we can recover from. But Hurricane Harvey demonstrated that disasters can and do impact businesses of every size, and do so at a magnitude that throws even the best business continuity and disaster recovery plans out of the window.

In this session, hear from industry expert Nick Cavalancia as he discusses:
  • The business continuity reality of Harvey – on-premises is no longer an option
  • Leveraging the cloud – addressing the confusion in recovery-related "aaS"
  • Making your BC plan "Harvey-proof"
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Networking Break
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Make the Case to Add Disaster Recovery to Your IT Budget
Presented by: Dante Orsini and Will Urban

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It's that time of year - when fiscal budgets are allocated and every line item is scrutinized. IT resiliency has become the focus of many due to increasing malicious ransomware attacks and devastating natural disasters. Disaster Recovery is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity and the cloud brings agility, scale, and affordability that has never been seen before.

Join this webinar to learn how iland has solved the traditional budgetary challenges and technical hurdles for our customers. Our DR experts will cover:
  • How a DR solution can be used for proactive security and penetration testing to prevent malicious “disasters”
  • How DR is easier than ever to implement, test and enact
  • New, affordable cloud-based DR options
  • How to justify a DR investment
  • Why backup alone may not be enough
Join this webinar with iland's Dante Orsini, SVP of Business Development, and Will Urban, Director of Technical Marketing, to learn how you can keep DR in your 2018 budget.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. A step-by-step guide to availability and business continuity and best practices
Presented by: Rick Vanover

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Nobody wants to be the next headline outage. Whether it is a site failure, natural disaster or other type of event, there is an increased focus on keeping IT services available in spite of disasters. In this session, join Veeam's® Rick Vanover for practical tips on how to get started with a business continuity and disaster recovery plan, including assessing applications and the steps needed to ensure your disaster recovery plans are going to meet the Availability needs of your business.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. DR to Cloud: Doing it right
Presented by: Manjul Sahay

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Recent natural disasters and continued malware and phishing attacks on IT systems, have reemphasized the need for enterprises to have a workable Disaster Recovery solution in place. DR to Cloud offers a great new choice for customers and is better than other existing choices. DR to cloud, however, requires customers to understand a new set of features and options. In this presentation, you will get insights to help you select the right DR to cloud service.
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Data Protection and Recovery for Cloud Environments
Presented by: Orin Thomas

Just because you've deployed to the cloud doesn't mean that you don't have to think about data protection and recovery. Each workload running in the cloud needs to be protected in its own way, and recovering that data or workload requires a variety of technology. In this session, join MVP Orin Thomas to learn what steps you can take to back up and recover virtual machines in Azure, backup and recover Azure SQL databases, what you can do to backup and recover Azure AD as well as backing up and recovering other Azure settings.
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Networking Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Best Practices for Data Protection and Availability
Presented by: Michael Otey

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With increasing mobility, globalization, virtualization, and cloud adoption, availability has become a critical requirement for most enterprises. Many modern businesses need IT to deliver "always on 24/7/365 availability with zero downtime". In the first part of this presentation, IT Pro Senior Contributing Editor Michael Otey will talk about the challenges that organizations and IT professionals face on a daily basis when it comes to protecting virtualized and cloud infrastructure. Next, attendees will learn about the most important considerations in building a highly available enterprise datacenter as well as strategies for modernizing their data protection capabilities. Join this session to hear Otey discuss maximizing the availability of your VMs and the recoverability of your data by:
  • Using the 3-2-1 rule of backup
  • Understanding why backups alone aren't the answer to availability
  • Increasing reliable recovery by testing backup and replication scenarios
  • Understanding your Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs)
  • Knowing when to use replication
  • Learning about the factors that influence recovery speed and flexibility
  • Seeing how replication can protect from malware and ransomware
  • Leveraging the hybrid cloud
Finally, Otey will dive into some of today's primary availability technologies – showing how they work and what scenarios they are best suited for. Some of the specific data protection and availability solutions he will cover include: VMware HA, Windows Failover Clustering, Live Migration, Hyper-V Replica and SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups.

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