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    • Cyber Threats and Disaster Recovery after Hurricane Harvey
      Cyber Threats and Disaster Recovery after Hurricane Harvey Joseph George (Sungard Availability Services), Mark Weatherford (vArmour), Inigo Merino (Cienaga Systems) Recorded: Sep 12 2017 5:00 pm UTC 58 mins
    • The devastating impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma across Texas and Florida will continue to live long after the waters have receded. How are enterprises, small businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations prepared for the disruption caused by Harvey and Irma?

      If anything, these hurricanes are a stark reminder that all organizations need to have a disaster preparedness and business continuity plans in place to help with recovery from major natural catastrophes.

      Join this interactive panel as we discuss:
      - The aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
      - Impact on cybersecurity and how to avoid falling for a Harvey or Irma cyber scam
      - Need for business continuity and disaster recovery planning
      - Recommendations for crafting the right BCDR strategy and enabling recovery following a disaster

      Speakers:
      - Joseph George, Vice President Product Management at Sungard Availability Services
      - Mark Weatherford, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour
      - Inigo Merino, Founder & CEO at Cienaga Systems

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    • Utilizing Azure Site Recovery in your Disaster Recovery Plan
      Utilizing Azure Site Recovery in your Disaster Recovery Plan Dale Levesque, TierPoint; Justin Jakowski, Microsoft Upcoming: Oct 26 2017 8:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • Business disruptions and downtime can cause serious damage to a company's bottom line. And today, with multiple potential sources of disruption — from equipment failure to natural disasters and cyber-attacks — IT leaders are seeking even faster and more resilient disaster recovery (DR) strategies.

      As the tools to implement DR plans become more sophisticated, the options for leveraging public cloud infrastructure for backup, replication, and recovery have increased. Microsoft Azure Site Recovery helps ensure business continuity by enabling replication for Azure VMs and on-premises virtual machines and physical servers.

      Join us for a discussion around the latest trends in DRaaS, and how organizations are leveraging Microsoft Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to ensure data is safe and available.

      About the Speakers:
      Justin Jakowski is an Azure Cloud Infrastructure Solutions Professional on Microsoft’s Global Blackbelt team. He analyzes customer technical requirements and provides options and recommendations around Azure Cloud Infrastructure workloads such as Site Recovery, Backup, Open Source, ExpressRoute and Networking. He has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry with various roles in management, engineering, pre-sales and consulting.

      Dale Levesque is responsible for the development of various cloud and managed services, including storage, backup, and DRaaS, for TierPoint. Prior to TierPoint, Dale served in a number of strategic technology roles, including the deployment of international fixed broadband wireless infrastructure and management of global software development teams in the enterprise virtualization space. Mr. Levesque also served in the United States Navy, supporting Operation Desert Storm.

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    • The Unique Challenges of Disaster Recovery in a Hybrid IT World
      The Unique Challenges of Disaster Recovery in a Hybrid IT World Harry Smith, Zerto Technology Evangelist; Dale Levesque, TierPoint Manager of Product Development Recorded: Aug 9 2017 6:00 pm UTC 64 mins
    • Business disruptions and downtime can cause serious damage to a company's bottom line. And today, with multiple potential sources of disruption — from equipment failure to natural disasters and cyber-attacks — IT leaders are seeking even faster and more resilient disaster recovery (DR) strategies. Identifying risks and developing a DR plan are essential, but just as important is selecting the right vendor for your Disaster Recovery needs, which can be challenging.

      In this live webinar, TierPoint Manager of Product Development, Dale Levesque and Zerto Technology Evangelist, Harry Smith will discuss the keys to effective DR planning and address the added challenges presented by increasingly complex hybrid IT environments.

      Join Dale and Harry as they share use cases and answer key questions about creating an effective DR plan and selecting the best provider for your needs, including:

      • What are the major causes of downtime?
      • How has DR evolved from backup computer centers to cloud computing and advanced data replication technologies?
      • What are the latest DRaaS trends?
      • What are the key considerations when selecting a DR solutions provider?

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    • Keeping Disaster Recovery in the Budget: Overcoming Objections & Making the Case
      Keeping Disaster Recovery in the Budget: Overcoming Objections & Making the Case Dante Orsini, SVP of Business Development, & Lilac Schoenbeck, VP of Marketing Recorded: Nov 17 2016 4:00 pm UTC 52 mins
    • It’s that time of year – when fiscal budgets are allocated and the age old question “Do we really need that item?” pops up. That item is very often Disaster Recovery.

      We aren’t in a hurricane zone. There are no earthquakes here. Why would someone target our business? We test all our patches.

      The reasons are endless. But, since you’re the one with the threat of downtime hanging over your heard – you’re motivated to get this finally budgeted. But, you’ll need a counter-arguments for every objection – so this is the webinar for you! We’ll cover the best responses to:

      · It’s going to cost a fortune!
      · We have another backup system down the hall!
      · We don’t live in a weather-y place!
      · When was the last time we had an outage?
      · We can handle a little downtime… really.

      Join this webinar with iland’s Dante Orsini, SVP of Business Development, and Lilac Schoenbeck, VP of Marketing, to learn how you can keep DR in you 2016 budget.

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    • Aligning IT Disaster Recovery with Business Requirements
      Aligning IT Disaster Recovery with Business Requirements Dustin Mackie, Managing Consultant at Avalution Consulting Recorded: Aug 17 2016 6:00 pm UTC 42 mins
    • Although most organizations have been performing elements of IT disaster recovery for years to decades, it’s still common for organizations to struggle to ensure alignment between IT capabilities and business application recovery needs. Even if IT exercises run flawlessly and meet planned recovery capabilities, there often remains gaps between the business requests and IT committed capabilities. This can inhibit organizations from having effective (yet reasonable) strategies in place that meet all stakeholder expectations.

      This presentation will explore potential methods organizations can execute to help all groups in the disaster recovery process understand each other’s intent, priorities, dependencies, needs, and considerations, as well as the impacts of system downtime. These methods seek to truly synchronize business continuity and IT disaster recovery by enabling ongoing discussion, understanding and insight, continued coordination, and communication. Taking such measures will ensure an effective IT disaster recovery program that meets the expectations of all stakeholders.

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    • SQL Server: Understanding Your Options for Disaster Recovery & High Availability
      SQL Server: Understanding Your Options for Disaster Recovery & High Availability Matt Aslett, 451 Research; Midd Carmack and Mike Donaghey, TierPoint Recorded: Mar 29 2017 3:00 pm UTC 42 mins
    • Join Midd Carmack, Product Manager and Mike Donaghey, Manager of Database Administration at TierPoint along with Matt Aslett, Research Director for Data Platforms and Analytics at 451 Research, as they discuss the latest high availability capabilities in SQL Server 2016, how to architect to take full advantage of those features, and implications for a robust disaster recovery plan.

      Midd brings over 20 years of IT Infrastructure, Operating System and Database administration and product management experience to the discussion and will provide an overview of TierPoint as a Managed Services Provider and the company’s Hybrid IT strategy.

      Matt will explore the latest high availability capabilities in SQL Server 2016, including database mirroring, log shipping, availability groups, and failover clustering. In addition to reviewing the capabilities of each of these approaches, this session will also include a perspective on their relative merits and use-cases. Matt will also explore the drivers for managed database services, versus hands-on database administration, in delivering the goals of a database high availability strategy.

      Mike’s experience spans 15 years working with managed database clients to design and manage SQL implementations for a variety of industries, including healthcare, financial and manufacturing. Mike will offer technical perspective on implementing SQL capabilities to optimize disaster recovery protection and budget considerations. He will use case study examples describing the challenges and business requirements for a variety of SQL installs, along with strategies for solving those problems using the DR/HA features available with SQL Server today.

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    • Take Advantage of Cloud Backup to Kick-Start Your Disaster Recovery
      Take Advantage of Cloud Backup to Kick-Start Your Disaster Recovery Steven Hill, Senior Analyst - Storage Technologies, 451 Research | Seyi Verma, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Druva Recorded: Oct 11 2017 10:50 pm UTC 60 mins
    • As organization’s storage needs grow and expand geographies, they find that they do not have a comprehensive plan to rapidly recover from a natural disaster, cyberattack, or equipment failure. To make matters worse, companies that rely on traditional backup and recovery solutions are simply not able to keep up with the increasing data needs of today’s enterprise. These systems are overly complex, costly, and don’t scale well with the business.

      A comprehensive answer to these data growth challenges is merging cloud backup with disaster recovery (DR). A unified solution that is cloud-native provides unlimited scalability, instant availability, long-term retention, and minimizes the impact on the business in case of a disaster. This seamless manageability and visibility of data across a range of locations and applications is crucial for long-term success.

      Join Senior Analyst of Storage Technologies, Steven Hill of 451 Research and Druva’s Senior Product Marketing Manager, Seyi Verma, where they’ll highlight:

      - The growing need for updating and improving disaster recovery and data backup
      - What factors to consider when building a BCDR plan
      - What to beware of when evaluating legacy and hybrid models for backup and DR
      - How cloud‐native backup and DR provides immediate failover to minimize downtime and impact
      - And more!

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    • From Disaster to Recovery: What Hurricane Harvey Means for your Data Center
      From Disaster to Recovery: What Hurricane Harvey Means for your Data Center George Crump & Curtis Preston, Storage Switzerland, Christopher Brown & Scott Killian, Uptime Institute Recorded: Sep 6 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that swept Southern Texas last week, colocation facilities and companies with data centers in the region (and elsewhere) are faced with the stark reality that a strong data center and disaster recovery plan is vital.

      Every disaster recovery plan has two major parts. One is preparation, the other is recovery. Join Storage Switzerland’s Senior Analyst W. Curtis Preston (a.k.a. Mr. Backup) along with Uptime Institute’s CTO Christopher Brown and VP of Efficient IT Programs Scott Killian for a live round table discussion moderated by Storage Switzerland Founder George Crump, as we help you design a recovery strategy for a Hurricane Harvey-sized disaster.

      In this session you will learn:

      1. How you should be preparing for a return while at the disaster site
      2. What are the first three steps to take when your primary data center is ready
      3. How you should de-stage your DR site when your primary is operational

      Join us live on Wednesday September 6th at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET

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