May 23, 2012: Avoid the Hidden Hazards of Do-It-Yourself Disaster Recovery
- Published on May 23, 2012
- Written by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager
Informational Update For May 23, 2012
Avoid the Hidden Hazards of Do-It-Yourself Disaster Recovery
Everyone knows that it's critical to have disaster recovery. Without a solid disaster recovery solution, you risk losing data due to power or equipment failure, employee error-even from a natural disaster or fire.
The perfect DR solution can be expensive, and you might be tempted to scrape together a "do-it-yourself" solution to save money. Proceed with caution, because the DIY route can be time consuming and riddled with hidden costs and other hazards. Even with a talented IT staff and support from management, itâ€™s easy to exceed your budget and compromise on the quality of your results.
So what are the potential hazards of a DIY DR plan? Download nScaled's latest white paper, The 5 Things That Can Go Wrong With DIY Disaster Recovery, and learn how to avoid:
The wrong colocation choice
Hardware/ software drift
Failed testing and compromised functionality
Disaster recovery is about anticipating the worst: how, and how quickly, can your company get back to work should a natural or man-made disaster strike. It starts with an honest risk assessment that focuses on the likelihood of a disaster, the industry DR regulations your company faces and the length of downtime you can tolerate. From that assessment, the action plan emerges.
Join EVault experts Aaron Wiley and Matthew Seeley, as they present ways your company can address these issues and describes a real-world example. The Situs Companies (Situs) created a systematic plan for keeping critical operations up and running in the event of a disaster, which included setting the maximum downtime with a Service Level Agreement (SLA).
In this live webcast, you will learn:
The importance of a guaranteed SLA for disaster recovery
Why Situs re-evaluated its DR situation and took action
What changes Situs made and the results it achieved
Mission-Critical Disaster Recovery in the Virtual World
Sponsored by Zerto
Virtualization has changed the face of disaster recovery, but traditional replication and recovery solutions are not conditioned to deal with the demands created by the virtual paradigm. In light of these challenges, Zerto has compiled a list of ten questions enterprises should use to evaluate their current DR initiatives for mission-critical applications and ensure its suitability for the virtual world.
Full Agenda Now Available!
DRJ is proud to announce the lineup of Sessions and Pre/Post Courses for Fall World 2012!
Rules & Regulations ... The Source
Updated May, 2012.
Spring 2012 - Volume 25, Issue 2
Full contents now available!
DRJ's Virtual World '12 features a highly interactive format!
Disaster Recovery Journal has an exciting FREE educational opportunity for you! DRJ's Virtual World '12, is a virtual tradeshow that will highlight product and educational offerings from Disaster Recovery Journal's Spring World 2012 and Fall World 2012 show.
Fall World 2012
Present A Justification Kit To Management!
While attending an industry conference is an excellent training tool and a great return on investment, getting approval to participate can sometimes be difficult. How can you justify the time off work and travel expenses? You may need to validate to management your reasons for wanting to attend.