Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Keynote Speaker: Jon Toigo, Disaster Recovery Expert, Author and Speaker
Sponsored by: Veeam and Acronis
The current industry fascination with virtualization, cloud and software-defined technologies focuses on delivering more efficiently and cost-effectively business information technology services. Agility, dynamism, and consumer-friendly technical services have enormous appeal as companies seek to drive costs down and improve service levels. At the same time, there is a growing dependency on the computing infrastructure; automation is critical to realizing the goal of doing more with less. This second trend, increased dependency, translates to decreased tolerance for even short duration interruptions in normal access to applications and data.
Interestingly, the vendors of enabling technologies for next generation computing tend to gloss over the requirements for disaster prevention, data protection and disaster recovery, claiming that high availability clustering techniques with back-end disk to disk data replication “build continuity in” rather than bolting it on. Disaster recovery has been trumped by high availability architecture, a good thing…if only it were true. The problem is that virtualization and its expanded concepts (clouds and SDDC) do not eliminate vulnerabilities to interruption events and may, in fact, complicate recovery efforts.
This supercast spells out some of the vulnerabilities that are introduced or exacerbated by virtualization. Jon Toigo will argue that the need for traditional disaster recovery or business continuity planning has never been greater than on the bleeding edge of the virtual revolution. He will summarize some basic steps that need to be taken now.
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