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The Shift Towards IT Response, Recovery and Resiliency

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2022

Author: Hadeel Alessa

As IT threats continue to grow, IT outages will remain a rising challenge for organizations. Therefore, it becomes crucial to develop disaster recovery strategies and implement IT resilience capabilities to protect the most valuable assets and services. Advancements in communication and technology have reshaped the development of disaster recovery solutions over the cloud that have become an attractive approach and a fundamental part to sustain business operations. The presentation provides an overview of the evolved service continuity concept and capabilities of IT resiliency in a cloud environment, and other elements necessary to enable the effective implementation and operation of an IT service continuity program.

Tags: Cloud Technology, IT/DR, Resiliency

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Do We Really Need to Perform Backups on Cloud Data?

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2022

Author: Bobby Williams

That’s a good question! Attend this session to find out the answer and to explore the hidden risks in your cloud backup strategy. We’ll also discuss how to ensure that backups are occurring, data restoration exercises to validate your backups, segregating production backups, using redundant systems, the dangers of accepting mirrored data as backups, database corruption, and ransomware.

Tags: Cloud Technology, IT/DR

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DRI Webinar: MBCP Panel Answers Your Continuity Questions

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Carla Glass, Melanie Lucht, Bryan Mitchell, Michele Turner

Listen to an impressive panel of MBCPs answer your questions from various industries and with a wide range of expertise during our “Ask the MBCPs” webinar.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Cloud Technology, Cyber Resilience, Cybersecurity, Emergency preparedness, Organizational Resilience, Resiliency

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Case Study: The Flight to DR in the Cloud

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2018

Author: Bill Lavigne, Stephen Weber

Attend this session to learn how McKesson – a Fortune 5 company delivering medical supplies, drugs, and services to the healthcare industry – transitioned from legacy disaster recovery (DR) methodologies to provide a new way of delivering DR by leveraging new state of the art technologies available in the public cloud. The presentation will take you on a short flight to disaster recovery in the cloud, which resulted in significant reduction in costs, streamlined processes with minimal effort, and the ability to test anytime and ensure application recoverability. Topics include reasons why this journey was necessary, what technology options are available, and some of the turbulence encountered along the flight path to delivering DR in the cloud.

Tags: Cloud Technology, Technology

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Technology Track Working Group: The Cloud Solution Experiment - Hero or Zero

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2017

Author: Jack Orlove

The cloud can make you a hero and provide all the upside of a cloud managed solution such as automation, scalability, and reducing cost; or, it make you regret a cloud decision with numerous privacy, security, and ownership issues. In this session we will explore actual “war” stories and discuss concerns that were either solved by the cloud or exacerbated by transferring the risk to a third-party vendor. We’ll also discuss how to provide assurances that your critical products, services, and data will survive in the cloud. This workshop will target technical issues as well as the compliance issues of concern to the disaster recovery expert.

Tags: Cloud Technology

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Clearing Up the Cloud

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2015

Author: Damian Walch

Confused about "the cloud"? You're not alone. This session will help clear up cloud confusion and shed light on key issues around cloud technology.

Tags: Cloud Technology, Cybersecurity, IT/DR

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Cloud and Big Data: Business Continuity for Outside of the Enterprise

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2015

Author: Daniel Mikulsky

Business continuity for a global company could be complex, intricate; almost insurmountable. Yet the enterprise was definable with a boundary that delineated what was inside the enterprise, and wath was outside. Today, we now think "outside in" when it comes to IT. The boundaries for disaster recovery are now more porous than ever, and every business continuity planner needs to devise strategies for cloud and big data within the business continuity management framework.

Tags: Cloud Technology, Cybersecurity, IT/DR

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