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The unexpected nature of natural disasters and other disruptive events means that preparation is key to managing disaster recovery and business continuity planning. Join the business continuity and disaster recovery community for live and recorded presentations discussing best practices for business continuity planning, disaster recovery programs and business continuity management. Learn from BCDR experts to develop your critical infrastructure and gain insight into tactical solutions to your BCDR issues.
  • How often have you heard, “We don’t need a Business Continuity Plan because Everyone Can WFH (Work From Home)!” How many times has this oft-quoted bromide been an excuse for lack of proper planning? How many times has this strategy been proven to be inadequate? Who will be the next organization to learn the hard way? Will it be yours?
    In this discussion you will learn:
    · The common myths about working remotely

    · The pitfalls and problems you will encounter

    · Why WFH is an essential but not complete solution

    · Lessons learned from practice – and actual – mass Work From Home events

    · How to strengthen your WFH strategy and mitigate the shortcomings
  • For years vendors have been trying to drive down the cost of flash so that the all-flash data center can become reality. The problem is that even the rapidly declining price of flash storage can’t keep pace with the rapidly declining price of hard disk. As a result data that does not need to be on flash storage has to be stored on something less expensive. But does that less expensive storage need to be another hard disk array or could it be stored in the cloud?

    In this webinar join Storage Switzerland’s founder George Crump and Avere Systems CEO, Ron Bianchini for an interactive webinar Using the Cloud to Create an All-Flash Data Center.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    1. The Challenges to Building an All-Flash Data Center

    2. The Challenges to using On-Premise Hybrid Arrays

    3. The Cloud Answer

    4. The Three Steps to a truly All-Flash Future

    A. Identifying Data

    B. Designing The Right Infrastructure

    C. Implementing That Infrastructure

    Register today to learn how you can create an all-flash data center today, and be able to afford it. As always, we will leave plenty of time for an extensive Q&A session, so tune in to get your flash and cloud storage questions answered by our panel of storage experts. All registrants will also be able to access Storage Switzerland’s extensive library of on-demand webinars, many with exclusive white papers, without having to re-register.

    Special Offer: All pre-registrants for this webinar will receive a copy of Storage Switzerland's latest white paper "How Cloud can enable the All-Flash Data Center" emailed after they register.
  • The road to data center efficiency is paved with good intentions…but littered with unintended consequences. In this presentation, Chris Crosby will discuss how the industry-wide drive to increase data center efficiency by data center operators, end users, IT equipment manufacturers and others can ironically lead to major inefficiencies and dysfunction that go directly against the objects of these efforts. Crosby will discuss how high-density server architecture, government regulations, virtualization and other efficiency-minded initiatives are resulting in unexpected challenges and negative results. Crosby will also talk through approaches to achieving data center efficiency that avoid these unintended consequences.
  • In today’s economy, companies need to be highly focused on managing costs. Strategies involving far-flung suppliers with single-source, just-in-time contracts and outsourced manufacturing and assembly agreements are aimed at reducing costs and boosting the bottom line. This type of procurement strategy may increase profit margins, but it also significantly raises the risk and potential impact of an unexpected disruption in the supply chain. This is particularly true when little is known about key and critical suppliers and their business continuity plans.

    The most recent port slowdown in the US had global ramifications. Eight months of failed labor talks with longshore workers have brought West Coast port congestion to a breaking point.

    It is no wonder that the results from the most recent BCI/BSI Horizon Scan report showed that Supply chain disruption has risen by 11 places from 16th last year. As a global economy with so many interrelated processes, it is imperative that we evaluate and address third party risk with the utmost urgency in order to find a way to mitigate and manage them.

    Approaches to addressing risk can vary greatly with what types of risk are considered acceptable along with the methods chosen to mitigate and minimize potential impacts. Assessing critical suppliers as well as those downstream Tier 2 and Tier 3 providers is a critical part of doing business in a globalized marketplace. Objective evidence of compliance, such as certification to international business continuity standards like ISO 22301, as well as updating supplier information on a regular basis is quickly becoming part of the initial screening process for choosing suppliers and maintaining a level of confidence and transparency.

    Join us as we discuss best practice business solutions.
  • Myth: Cloud data does not need to be backed up.

    Reality: A survey in 2013 revealed that 40% of businesses running cloud applications reported data loss.

    As a result, many companies are considering adopting cloud-to-cloud backup solutions – but how do you choose the right cloud-to-cloud backup solution? In this BrightTALK exclusive webinar, you’ll learn exactly what features to consider when evaluating a cloud-to-cloud backup solution.
  • As Git gains in popularity and Subversion extends its features for enterprise development, the two often operate side-by-side. This session will outline the benefits of each system (centralized vs. distributed), and how to best support a hybrid deployment.
  • Companies operating data center in areas prone to earthquakes need to take a systematic approach to quantifying and mitigating their risk. For several years, Molly managed disaster recovery planning for a large Southern California utility. During her tenure, she commissioned two "seismic audits" of three data centers located in the region. Through these studies, she was able to inform management about the level and probability of the risk of losing the use of all three locations following an earthquake. This presentation will describe the techniques used and the benefits the study brought.
  • Tech blogs are overflowing with examples of password hacks, data destruction, and data leakage. It’s time for a new approach. Imation’s recently-announced Secure Data Movement Architecture (SDMA) will safeguard your organization’s most valuable data against tampering, leakage, or loss - throughout its entire lifecycle including when it’s in the cloud or mobile devices, or anywhere in between. Join us as we give you a sneak peek into our new concept for painless data protection, and the rapidly evolving types of threats its meant to address.
  • Next Generation Data Protection Architecture – What You Need to Know Now

    Your expensive, complex, headache-inducing data protection architecture is rapidly becoming obsolete.

    Powerful next generation solutions are entering the market, and they’re empowering small¬ to mid-size businesses to manage their data with the robust technologies once reserved for enterprise.

    Now, easy¬to¬implement physical data protection appliances; emerging, cloud-native appliances; unified data protection and recovery technologies; and all-inclusive licensing make protecting against system disruptions and data loss more efficient and effective than ever.

    Join Bob Spurzem as he discusses how to navigate this new era of data protection. Are you ready?
  • Is your business prepared for a disaster? Join ESET and industry expert, StorageCraft, for a research overview presentation of modern business disasters. We'll look at the difference between back up and recovery and discuss best practice for building a recovery plan. Mike Kunz, VP of Sales with StorageCraft, will also look at specific solutions to quickly get your business up and running when disaster strikes.
  • Changing IT needs and complex infrastructures require flexible and dynamic solutions to help you transition your environment. The release of Symantec™ Backup Exec 15 is the perfect time for you to review your backup and recovery infrastructure to meet these changing demands. Whether you are an existing Backup Exec customer or not, now is the time to upgrade to a reliable choice; the leading-edge offering for virtual, physical and cloud platforms.

    Join us to understand how Backup Exec 15 provides the flexibility to protect confidently whatever your platform, technology or application need. Delivering the power to protect your information faster, restore what you need when you need it and the ease the time and burden of “doing backup.
  • It is no secret that we live in a 24/7 world that demands information be always available, always accurate and always secure. In order to meet these demands a comprehensive risk management program must be in place. At the forefront of these efforts are the preventive measures that try to reduce the probability of a disruptive incident occurring. But as has been all too often the case, these protective actions may not be enough. Whether it be the force of nature, the actions of terrorists, the fragility of infrastructures or so many other disruptive events will and do happen.

    Left with the reality that we must prepare for interruptions to occur, the job of the Business Continuity Professional is to minimize the resulting impacts. Creating environments that will provide connectivity, processing and data integrating, more and more organizations are looking toward the clouds. Whether it be to ensure that data can be shared or looking for full automated recovery cloud computing has a possible answer. This presentation will discuss what the cloud is, how it can make organizations more resilient and some of the issues pertaining to its usage.
  • The growth of unstructured data, especially files, continues unabated and strains datacenter resources. Not just storage of that data, but protecting it, providing for disaster recovery, and making that data available in remote offices for collaboration all wreak havoc on staff and budgets. It’s time for a new approach to NAS that takes advantage of the cloud, while still providing local access and performance in the datacenter.

    Learn about this new generation of NAS that solves the challenges of file data storage, protection and access across the enterprise, costs less to own and manage, and ends the cycle of NAS hardware refreshes forever.
  • Jayme Williams, Senior Systems Engineer at TenCate is protecting eight environments across the US and Canada – and each site has different storage. All sites require disaster recovery and backup across the application set. Having one solution would be ideal, but not possible – until they came across Zerto.
    Zerto Virtual Replication is storage agnostic and made it easy to integrate a new site into their disaster recovery plan. Their original business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan, affectionately named the “Hit by the bus” book due to its volume, has been greatly simplified and the service levels they are seeing are outstanding – single digit seconds for their recovery point objectives (RPO).

    Finally, they are incorporating public cloud into their IT plans by backing up their applications from their DR site to AWS. With one solution, they can achieve their BC/DR and backup SLA, while reducing costs and introducing public cloud into their IT strategy at a pace that supports changing business requirements.

    With Zerto Virtual Replication:
    •Manage all sites in one pane of glass with one tool for replication and automation of failover, failback and testing processes as well as backup
    •Increase efficiencies with the ability to track and manage consumption across the hybrid cloud
    •Hardware agnostic solution does not require a change in the infrastructure reducing costs
    •Consistency in the BC/DR solution dramatically reduces operational costs
    •Replicates between different types of storage and versions of VMware vSphere making it easy to add new sites to the process
    •Point-in-time recovery enables failover to a previous point to recover from any issue – logical corruption, datacenter outage, etc.
    •Leveraging a public cloud strategy with backups stored in Amazon
  • Enterprises of all sizes have started using the public cloud for some workloads. Backup and recovery and archiving are two prime examples of such workloads. But can the public cloud be used as a disaster recovery site? What are the pros and cons of such an approach? What best practices should apply? Is it only for small businesses that do not have a secondary site of their own? Or is there relevance even for larger organizations?

    Panelists:
    Ranga Rajagopalan, Director of Product Management; Symantec
    Mark Campbell, CMO & CTO; Unitrends
    Rick Vanover, Product Strategy Specialist; Veeam
    Joshua Stenhouse, Technology Evangelist; Zerto
  • Generally, risks associated with continuity planning, from physical to cyber-security, are part of an ever-evolving threat to our systems and technologies. Continuity planning is simply the good business practice of ensuring the execution of essential functions through all circumstances, and it is a fundamental responsibility of public institutions and private entities responsible to their stakeholders. What are some of the risks associated with continuity planning? Why is managing risk important for continuity? What are some of the methods used to mitigate risks in continuity planning?

    The COOP presentation will provide an understanding of Continuity and Continuity of Operations, explain the importance of a viable Continuity capability, and emphasize the need for a viable Continuity capability in all organizations, to demonstrate some of the linkages between continuity programs and:

    • Risk Management
    • Physical Security
    • Emergency Management
    • Cyber Security/ Information Technology

    Join us on April 21 as NCP’s senior continuity practitioner shares resilient continuity programs and outreach efforts. Hear from Eric Kretz, NCP, as he talks about Information Integration: Leveraging Risk, Physical and Cyber Security and Continuity Planning.
  • Risk management is an increasingly important
    business driver and stakeholders have become
    much more concerned about risk. Risk may be a
    driver of strategic decisions, it may be a cause of
    uncertainty in the organisation or it may simply be
    embedded in the activities of the organisation. An
    enterprise-wide approach to risk management
    enables an organisation to consider the potential
    impact of all types of risks on all processes,
    activities, stakeholders, products and services.
    Implementing a comprehensive approach will
    result in an organisation benefiting from what is
    often referred to as the ‘upside of risk’.
    The global financial crisis in 2008 demonstrated
    the importance of adequate risk management.
    Since that time, new risk management standards
    have been published, including the international
    standard, ISO 31000 ‘Risk management –
    Principles and guidelines’. This guide draws
    together these developments to provide a
    structured approach to implementing enterprise
    risk management (ERM)
  • L’ambiente dei tuoi clienti è sempre più complesso, Backup Exec 15 permette loro di esguire backup e recovery in modo semplice ed efficace, sempre e ovunque.
    Segui questo webinar e scopri come Backup Exec 15 può semplificare e rispondere alle esigenze delle diverse infrastrutture.
  • If your organization is reliant on a rapidly aging version of SQL Server, you need to join SQL Server experts Michael McCracken from HOSTING and Rodney Landrum, a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, from Ntirety for this in-depth discussion of the hows, whys and whats of upgrading from Microsoft SQL Server 200X to SQL Server 2014. The interactive webinar will cover:
    •The benefits of upgrading
    •Considerations to understand
    •How to smooth the transition
    •Q & A
  • The Fastest, Easiest Way to Backup and Store Data—so You Can Do More Important Things

    Are you still spending too much time backing up and storing data rather than using that information to drive business innovation? If so, it just might be time to consider an all-in-one backup target appliance (BTA).

    Join us as Seagate appliance experts Anne Haggar and Samuel Nagalingam will help you answer these important questions:

    1. Why are backup target appliances gaining steam in the market?
    2. How do you know if a BTA is right for you?
    3. How can Seagate’s BTA solve the problems you have managing your information and backing up enterprise applications?

    After taking a high-level look at the latest trends in BTA technology, Anne and Samuel will introduce you to the powerful, all-new Seagate Backup Target Appliance—an all-in-one solution that provides an onsite backup point for your most important information, let’s you optionally run the EVault Director Backup and Recovery Software, and allows you to replicate to another BTA or to the cloud.

    Find out how you can protect the information that matters most—wherever it resides—freeing you to use the information to drive innovation.