E2 Live Video: Making the Cloud Part of Your Business Continuity Team

Sara Peters, Editor in Chief | 9/25/2012 | 10 comments

Sara Peters
Have you ever woken up in a cold sweat, still breathless with panic, fleeing the nightmare in which your organization suffers a terrible disaster and you can't recover any of the data or applications? If so, you definitely need to attend this week's video symposium, Making the Cloud Part of Your Business Continuity Team, this Thursday, September 27 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Even if you haven't suffered those night terrors, it's still important to take a good hard look at your disaster recovery and business continuity plans. Lots of organizations have plans, but never bother to test them. How good would you do on a DR test, and more importantly, in a real disaster? How fast can you recover data, applications, and services? Is it fast enough? Do you have the manpower and expertise to keep secure, real-time backups of all data on all devices -- including that data that's stashed on employees' smartphones and tablets?

Perhaps you're doing better than most organizations, and you've got a DR plan that's rock solid, cheetah-fast, and ready for anything. But, is it cost effective? Are you using your storage resources efficiently or are you just scrambling to make room for countless duplicates, spending resources with wild abandon?

Chances are, your data recovery and business continuity system needs some kind of assistance. So join us Thursday for this live video event and explore how the cloud could make data protection and business continuity better, easier, and more cost effective.

Our guest will be Greg Schulz, founder and senior advisor at the independent IT advisory and consultancy firm Server and StorageIO (StorageIO). Greg brings real-world perspectives from his days as an IT professional in the transportation, energy, and financial sectors. He's also author of the Intel recommended reading for developer books Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking and The Green and Virtual Data Center, plus the SNIA education endorsed book Resilient Storage Networks.

Join us this Thursday, September 27 at 12:00 p.m. ET and be ready to ask your pressing questions (and maybe share your worst nightmares).

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David Wagner   E2 Live Video: Making the Cloud Part of Your Business Continuity Team   9/27/2012 1:07:30 AM
Re: Sometimes
@Sara- Tell Greg he has to stay until every question is answered to the audience's satisfaction. :)
Sara Peters   E2 Live Video: Making the Cloud Part of Your Business Continuity Team   9/26/2012 3:08:37 PM
Re: Sometimes
@Dave @Curt  Hoo-boy. I just sent Greg a list of questions for us to discuss tomorrow. And he's approaching the list very bravely. But now you guys have added a few more toughies to add to the list. Should be fun tomorrow!
David Wagner   E2 Live Video: Making the Cloud Part of Your Business Continuity Team   9/26/2012 12:26:52 PM
Re: Sometimes
@Curt- This is at the heart of the discussion for me. I've been a cloud supporter based on the idea that I don't like people who fear change. But i'm really starting to have difficulty figuring out why the cloud is a "must do." I see why for certain organizations it is a great thing. I think you take it enterprise by enterprise, app by app. And if you do, you'll find good uses and bad uses like anything else.

So when I asked for the reasons why "you'll be sorry" if you don't use the cloud I wasn't trying to be confrontational. I was really trying to figure out the "big thing" i'm missing.
David Wagner   E2 Live Video: Making the Cloud Part of Your Business Continuity Team   9/26/2012 12:23:42 PM
Re: Sometimes
I'm looking forward to hearing is how security and continuity issues with the cloud are profoundly different than those for other architectures.

@Curt- Way to set the bar nice and low for Sara there! :)

No, I get what you're saying. One of the things I thinking marketing the cloud has done is created a false impression that it is so different from what we're already doing.
CurtisFranklin   E2 Live Video: Making the Cloud Part of Your Business Continuity Team   9/26/2012 10:55:46 AM
Re: Sometimes
@Dave, I suspect that there are some first-adopter advantages in terms of flexibility and capability, but I have to admit that I haven't seen any hard numbers to back that up. I'll have to start asking around the analyst community to see if any exist.
CurtisFranklin   E2 Live Video: Making the Cloud Part of Your Business Continuity Team   9/26/2012 8:34:58 AM
Re: Sometimes
You know, @David, one of the things I'm looking forward to hearing is how security and continuity issues with the cloud are profoundly different than those for other architectures. I'm deep into our next book project and so far all the lessons we're learning work with just about every modern architecture.

The precise implementation details differ, but the concepts remain the same. Wait, I think I feel a rock album coming on...
David Wagner   E2 Live Video: Making the Cloud Part of Your Business Continuity Team   9/26/2012 12:10:46 AM
Re: Sometimes
@H_H- I agree with you in theory. But i'm actually hard pressed to find the penalty to lagging behind. Can you maybe help there?
Hospice_Houngbo   E2 Live Video: Making the Cloud Part of Your Business Continuity Team   9/25/2012 8:06:43 PM
Re: Sometimes
@Rich

The companies that are still lagguing behind cloud adoption will soon be having that kind of strokes for sure. The sooner they adopt the technology the better.

Looking forward to the chat.
David Wagner   E2 Live Video: Making the Cloud Part of Your Business Continuity Team   9/25/2012 5:38:34 PM
Re: Sometimes
I'm really looking forward to this. Business continuity in the cloud is a complicated subject. You think cloud security will get people talking. This is going to get them having a stroke on both sides of the issue.
Sara Peters   E2 Live Video: Making the Cloud Part of Your Business Continuity Team   9/25/2012 5:24:55 PM
Re: Sometimes
Five stars, Rich!


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