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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 Upcoming: Aug 17 2016 6:00 pm UTC 45 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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    • Microsoft Azure for Disaster Recovery in Education Microsoft Azure for Disaster Recovery in Education Sheela Varadhan, Microsoft; Chris Irwin, SADA Systems Recorded: Jan 18 2016 4:50 pm UTC 49 mins
    • Fires. Storms. Floods. Attacks. When you think of disasters, you may think of the headlines in the news and the pictures of communities recovering from misfortune. But think for a moment of how much your school depends on its technology and how much smoother the return to normalcy could be after a disaster if you had the peace of mind that your school's data was protected, backed-up and recoverable. That's one less worry.

      Join us for Microsoft Azure for Disaster Recovery in Education to learn how to have a strong disaster recovery solution in place in case the worst-case scenario happens. Learn how Microsoft Azure can help you eliminate the need for investment in expensive backup datacenter or hosting-based disaster recovery solutions.

      This session will cover how you can:
      •Lower traditional cost of operating: roughly 50% cost reduction over most on-premises disaster recovery
      •Gain peace of mind: Reliable, offsite, & potentially geo-replicated backup storage
      •Benefit from increased uptime: 99.9% availability guaranteed Fast, automatic, testable backups

      Plus, learn more about how a disaster recovery plan and assessment by SADA Systems, a Microsoft U.S. Education Cloud Productivity Partner of the Year ensures that your organization is prepared for the unexpected before it’s too late.

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    • How to Use Microsoft Azure for Disaster Recovery How to Use Microsoft Azure for Disaster Recovery Craig Rayome, Practice Director for Cloud Infrastructure Solutions at 10th Magnitude Recorded: Jan 20 2016 5:00 pm UTC 44 mins
    • Over the past year Microsoft has introduced major new disaster recovery capabilities in Azure. Services like Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup make it easy to replicate on-premises workloads to the cloud and implement a true hybrid cloud solution.

      Join Craig Rayome, Practice Director for Cloud Infrastructure Solutions at 10th Magnitude and learn how your organization can use Azure to extend your datacenter, quickly recover from failures and easily scale to meet user demand. You will learn:

      • Azure’s DR capabilities, cost, and offerings for on premise workloads to cloud and hybrid workloads
      • The key DR services in Azure and how they work, delivering availability on demand
      • Azure DR use cases—where have other companies achieved success?
      • Tips for a successful Azure implementation

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    • A New Generation of Best Practices for Cloud-based Disaster Recovery A New Generation of Best Practices for Cloud-based Disaster Recovery Jason Acord, Manager Inside Systems Engineering, Veeam Recorded: Nov 12 2015 4:00 pm UTC 50 mins
    • Attend this web seminar to learn how to ensure availability of your mission-critical applications without the cost and complexity of building and maintaining a disaster recovery site. You’ll join Jason Acord from Veeam as he provides a dive deep into the best practices for cloud-based disaster recovery. You’ll understand how the cloud can be an effective backup and disaster recovery option for your virtual machine environment.



      The webcast will also discuss how you can implement Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) by building on a replication foundation and improve your recovery time and point objectives.



      · Leverage image-based replication to ensure cloud-based disaster recovery for ALL applications

      · Instantly switch to a VM replica from anywhere with just a few clicks through a secure web portal

      · Keep your network secure without any complex setup or VPN

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    • Minimizing Risk with One, Automated Disaster Recovery Solution Minimizing Risk with One, Automated Disaster Recovery Solution Mike Gelhar, Systems Engineer, Long Term Care Group Recorded: Jul 22 2015 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    • Many organizations have complex BC/DR plans consisting of several products, requiring multiple people to be present to execute the recovery, should disaster strike. This was the case at Long Term Care Group. They were using an orchestration tool with storage-based replication. Executing a DR test was becoming more and more difficult and confidence in their plan was fading.

      Zerto Virtual Replication provides continuous block-level replication and fully automated and orchestrated failover, recovery, failback and DR testing. Mike Gelhar, Systems Engineer at Long Term Care Group knew they had found the solution they needed to deliver robust BC/DR while greatly reducing risk.

      - Reduce risk with an automated solution that anyone can execute
      - DR Testing ensures recovery through reports and provides the opportunity to make adjustments in the plan
      - Maximize the investment with a solution that can simplify migrations and maintenance of the environment
      - Installation is complete in one hour with no configuration changes so the carefully architected production environment is not changed, further reducing risk

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    • Master of Disaster: DR for VMWare, Hyper-V, and AWS Master of Disaster: DR for VMWare, Hyper-V, and AWS Chris Snell, Zerto Recorded: Mar 17 2015 11:00 am UTC 41 mins
    • Demand on IT disaster recovery functions to be more cost effective and efficient is increasingly pushing companies towards cloud-based solutions. This strategy can offer flexibility, convenience and simplicity, however Disaster Recovery in a virtual world can give rise to a new set of potential problems.

      Join Chris Snell from Zerto, as he discusses the benefits of a cloud based disaster recovery strategy and how to avoid some of these issues. He will also explore the benefits of using a technology that is hardware-agnostic, storage-agnositc and hypervisor-agnostic.

      You'll also learn:

      - The importance of continuous data protection to minimise the impact on the production environment
      - How to use advanced KPIs and reporting more effectively
      - How you can operate effectively within VMWare, AWS or Hyper-V

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    • Maintaining Organizational Trust in IT: Is Your Data Ready for a Disaster? Maintaining Organizational Trust in IT: Is Your Data Ready for a Disaster? Dan Thompson, 451 Research; John Freimuth, Digital Realty Upcoming: Aug 11 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • For many firms, particularly smaller and medium-sized ones, disaster recovery (DR) systems are seen as necessary but expensive and they are low on the list of priorities. This was certainly true in previous years, when backup/DR involved copying data regularly to a duplicate set of hardware, often in a second datacenter. However, with the growth of cloud and prevalence of colocation, there are ever more options for backup and DR, including DR-as-a-Service options that can be much more cost-effective.

      However, IT decision makers have been primed to proceed with caution when it comes to the transition of services from inside their four walls to a cloud provider’s data center – and for good reason. The dizzying array of services offered today, and the perceived loss of control, weigh heavy on the minds of admins and leadership alike.

      If disaster recovery is important to you, but you’re unsure how to navigate the litany of products and services available today, get started by understanding the basics, and learn about what your peers are doing to solve the real world problems of DR.

      In this webinar we’ll take a look at 3 key considerations when doing DR planning:

      1.How have cloud services changed the possibilities for RTO / RPO objectives?

      2.Why are latency and carrier options important to DR planning?

      3.Why (and how) are other organizations leveraging colocation as part of their overall DR strategy?

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    • DRaaS Just Got Real! Public Cloud Democratizes Disaster Recovery DRaaS Just Got Real! Public Cloud Democratizes Disaster Recovery Brett Schechter, Product Marketing, Druva Upcoming: Aug 17 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • Have you been looking for cost efficient, highly reliable, infinitely testable DR for years?

      Find out how organizations can now enjoy both low RTO/RPO performance AND low cost due to natively designed cloud solutions and architectures for DRaaS. The costs and complexities of DR for virtualized environments are greatly reduced, when combined with high data durability and global scale of AWS for public cloud.

      Join Brett Schechter from Druva to hear the benefits of a native cloud disaster recovery strategy and the related best practices. Brett will also focus on the attributes that make VMware and AWS the right choice, for a wide range of use cases.

      You'll also learn:
      * The importance of having both a backup and a DR strategy
      * How security is no longer a concern due to two factor encryption
      * How you can combine best of breed cloud and virtualization to save money and man hours

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