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January 24, 2010

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Disaster Recovery Journal gives business continuity professionals the insight, information, and inspiration they need to make smarter decisions concerning the overall protection of their organization.

The #1 Business Continuity Publication in the World

 Every issue, Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) delivers how-to, in depth knowledge into business continuity planning more than any other business publication. This unique ability to take readers further inside the issues has made DRJ the #1 read business continuity publication in the world, one with a circulation and audience that consistently dominates the business continuity magazine field. Add to this strength that we have consistently higher ad recall than our competitors in every major advertising category and the DRJ advantage becomes clear.

Uncompromising Integrity That Builds a Bond

Our readers always come first. It's a principle we never sacrifice. Not in Print. Not at our events. This is proven in the fact that we are the most widely read publication in the industry as well as our shows pulling in the largest attendance in the business continuity industry.

DRJ's consistent delivery of unbiased business journalism has enabled us to forge a bond with our audience that is the envy of the business continuity world.


As the publishers of the industry's premier publication of business continuity, DRJ has an abundance of resources and materials available for your use. DRJ delivers the most informative and up-to-date information available in our industry to over 58,000 business continuity professionals. In addition to the magazine, DRJ sponsors the worlds' two largest conferences and exhibitions in the industry with over 3,000 in total attendance. The shows are held every year in San Diego in September and Orlando in March. Check out www.drj.com to sign up for a free subscription or for more information!

The Business Recovery Association of Virginia is an independent professional association of those involved in Business Continuity/Recovery and Contingency Planning. Membership is open to anyone who would like to participate. There are no membership dues or meeting fees. Leadership is by an informal Steering Group.

Meetings are held quarterly at host sites, generally in the Richmond area.

Meetings are held quarterly at host sites, generally in the Richmond area.
Regular Meetings format: 1:30pm registration, 2:00pm meeting
  • informal meeting time for user exchange, experiences, networking
  • presentations by members; personal experience/efforts
  • vendor participation welcome; restricted presentations (non-sales)
  • presentations average 30-45 minutes each, plus time for Q&A.
Info. from other organizations, publications, meetings of interest, etc. at meeting.

Upcoming Events

February 18 – Wireless Continuity and Internet Issues & H1N1 Update– VHDA-Innsbrook
March 31-April 2 Va. Emergency Mgmt Symposium – Hampton Roads Convention Center
June 10 - Leveraging your BC/COOP Pandemic plan; State COOP/BC plans – Bon Secours
Aug. 19 - FEMA Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditiation and Certficiation Program (PS-Prep), ISO 31000 and Risk Management
Nov. 18 - TBD - Bon Secours

Recent Files

June 10 - Leveraging your BC/COOP Pandemic plan; State COOP/BC plans – Bon Secours

FEMA Download


November 23, 2009 - FEMA Continuity Planning/Preparedness; Emergency Housing – Federal Reserve, FEMA - (Power Point Download)
Long-Term Community Recovery Emergency Support Function #14 (.PDF), FEMA - (Power Point Download) 
How To Implement a Risk Management Program When You Are A Business Continuity Manager (PDF)
Business Continuity - Rules & Regulations - Martin Myers [PDF]
Surviving the Baby Boom Sunami [PDF]
Next Meeting: May 21 – BC Regulations; the Baby Boomer Tsunami (Staffing)–Bank of America Programs-2009:
February 19 –Business Continuity in Today’s Economy - VHDA (Innsbrook)
April 1-3 Va. Emergency Mgmt Conference –Hampton Roads Convention Center
May 21 – BC Regulations; the Baby Boomer Tsunami (Staffing)–Bank of America


Steering meetings on 2nd Thursday of month following regular meeting

Contact: Clarence Elliott - phone (804) 343-5631, email Clarence.Elliott@vhda.com


Steering meetings on 2nd Thursday of month following regular meeting
Contact: Clarence Elliott - phone (804) 343-5631, email Clarence.Elliott@vhda.com

The Archives

  • Programs-2001:
    Feb. 7 - Automated Notification - Capital One, Innsbrook
    March 14-16 - VEMA 2001 Conference - Williamsburg Marriott
    March 15 - Rapid Response DR Options - Williamsburg Marriott
    April 11 - Sungard Seminar, Mobile unit demo - Richmond Sheraton West
    May 10 - Mock D.R. Exercise - Bank of America
    Aug. 9 - Hot Site Alternatives: Co-location, 3rd party Hosting, Managed Solutions - SunTrust Mortgage Center; tour of Relera data center
    Nov. 14 - Terrorism: Mitigation and Response - Joint meeting w/VISE - Trigon
  • Programs-2002: (quarterly meetings)
    Feb. 14 - Certifications and Training for Business Continuity Planning
    March 12-15 - VEMA 2002 Conference - Williamsburg Marriott
    May 9 - Richmond-area Disasters (James Center etc.) - Suntrust Mortgage
    August 8 - Storm Ready/NWS Support/Hurricane Season - U of Richmond
    Nov. 13 - 9/11/01, Workarea recovery (Joint meeting with VISE) - Trigon
  • Programs-2003: (quarterly meetings)
    Feb. 13 – Training & Awareness for Business Continuity – Capital One
    March 12-14 –VEMA Conference (Preconf. Training 3/11)–Williamsburg Marriott
    May 8 - DR Exercises/Workshop – Bank of America
    July 9 – Homeland Defense - Joint meeting w/VISE – Anthem Blue Cross
    August 14-15 - VEMA Summer Conference– Richmond Holiday Inn Koger Center
    December 4, 2003 - Capital One

Steering meetings on 2nd Thursday of month following regular meeting

Contact: Clarence Elliott - phone (804) 343-5631, email Clarence.Elliott@vhda.com

HENDERSON, Nev. -- 5000fish Inc., a leading provider of Business Intelligence (BI) software, today announced Yurbi
for ServiceNow as a Premium App to its Yurbi platform. Yurbi is an
out-of-the-box secure enterprise BI platform that allows organizations
to access, integrate, and deliver data from multiple systems securely to
the users who need it; real-time and without requiring scripting,
programming, data warehousing, or database expertise. The result is
providing decision-makers with the data they need, when they need it.

With Yurbi for ServiceNow, any organization can seamlessly connect their
ServiceNow data with data from other critical business applications with
no scripting, SQL query building, data warehousing, or programming
required. Included with the Premium App are 45 premium content reports
and dashboards designed specifically for ServiceNow. Yurbi for
ServiceNow also allows users to easily spot trends and perform data
discoveries among their service management data to improve their ITIL
and ITSM processes.

"We developed Yurbi for ServiceNow to allow customers of ServiceNow to
achieve a major business benefit," says David Ferguson, President and
CEO of 5000fish. "We regularly received feedback that customers needed
to do integrated data discovery and reports between their ServiceNow
data and the other business applications in their environment. Our Yurbi
for ServiceNow Premium App allows organizations to link their on-premise
and cloud-based data so users can easily spot trends, perform data
discoveries and create reports based on all their business applications
regardless of where their data reside, in the cloud or on-premise."

Yurbi for ServiceNow allows organizations to connect their ServiceNow
data with critical service management tools including: ERP, CRM, phone
systems, network management discovery, inventory, accounting and finance
systems, and other business applications. In addition to the Yurbi for
ServiceNow Premium App, Yurbi also offers Premium Apps for BMC^® ITSM,
CA^® Service Desk Manager, HP^® Service Manager, and FrontRange^® Heat

"As a former professional services consultant, I can attest to an
organization's need for Yurbi's Premium Apps," says Dennis Wark, Yurbi
Development Team Lead at 5000fish. "I've consulted with organizations
with these enterprise service desk solutions and would spend days and
weeks on-site providing them with technical expertise to connect their
data and create custom reports. It just made economical sense for us to
develop these Yurbi Premium Apps for organizations to get the data they
need from any database, when they need it, while saving them precious
time and money."

For organizations that are ready to try Yurbi for ServiceNow and other
Premium Apps and start optimizing all their business data applications,
whether they are in the cloud or on-premise, visit http://www.yurbi.com
<http://www.yurbi.com/> or email

PURVIS, Miss. – Elderly people, especially those with medical issues and limited mobility, can be especially vulnerable should a natural or manmade disaster strike.

Local, state and federal officials are urging all Americans, in particular the elderly, to review, update and rehearse their disaster plans.

Those living in a group setting, such as a nursing home or adult living facility, should speak with the administrator to learn about the specific disaster/evacuation plan for that facility.

There are three simple steps to disaster preparation: Make a kit, plan ahead and stay informed.

Your disaster emergency kit should include the supplies to last at least three days:

  • Water: at least one gallon per day per person for drinking and sanitation;
  • Food and utensils: foods that are ready to eat and not quickly perishable are ideal;
  • Blankets and extra clothing;
  • A first aid kit, including medical insurance and Medicaid cards;
  • A battery-powered  radio and/or a NOAA weather radio;
  • A flashlight with extra batteries;
  • Prescription medicines:  These should be rotated frequently and kept up to date;
  • Medical supplies: an extra pair of glasses, hearing-aid batteries and any other personally needed medical devices;
  • An emergency contact list: to reach family, friends and emergency numbers; and
  • Extra cash: access to banks and ATMs may be limited for a time.

Prepare your disaster action plan, review and practice it regularly. If you live alone, talk to your family or friends about preparing for emergencies, getting help in the event of an evacuation and dealing with the aftermath of a disaster. Create a network of neighbors, relatives, friends and co-workers who can help in an emergency. Discuss needs and make sure everyone knows how to operate necessary medical equipment.

Arrange for electronic payments of federal benefits or other retirement income. A disaster can disrupt mail service for days or even weeks. Switching to electronic payments also eliminates the risk of stolen checks. The federal government recommends two safer ways to get federal benefits:

  • Direct deposit to a checking or savings account is the best option for people with bank accounts. Federal benefit recipients can sign up by calling (800) 333-1795 or at www.godirect.org/.
  • The Direct Express® prepaid debit card is designed as a safe and easy alternative topaper checks for people who don't have a bank account. Sign up is easy – call toll-freeat (877) 212-9991 or sign up online at http://www.usdirectexpress.com/edcfdtclient/index.html

Disaster-assistance grants are not considered taxable income and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid, welfare assistance, food stamps, Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children.

Learn about what kinds of disasters are most likely to occur in your area and how you will be notified. Find out if your area is served by emergency radio and TV broadcasts. Other emergency alert methods might include a special siren, an automated telephone call or even a visit from emergency workers.

Emergency plans are normally established by state and local governments. County emergency management offices can supply the appropriate information. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency maintains a website with additional preparedness information at www.msema.org.

For more information on Mississippi’s disaster recovery, visit www.msema.org, www.fema.gov/disaster/4101 and www.fema.gov/blog.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

eBRP Solutions Network, Inc. (eBRP) has been named the winner of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) North American “Business Continuity Provider of the Year (Product)” Award for 2013.  The awards were announced at the Disaster Recovery Journal Spring World Conference in Orlando, Florida on March 19th.

The award was given  to eBRP “for their eBRP Suite, which goes beyond your standard Business Continuity Management planning tool, providing additional tools for Incident Managers to support decision-making, communication and collaboration, including notification tools” according to the BCI.

“This award is the product of hard work by all of our employees,” said David Gray, an eBRP Director, “and the accumulated benefits of input from our customers – without which eBRP Suite would not be the award-winner it is today.”

This is the second consecutive year in which eBRP has won a BCI North American award.  eBRP was the winner of the “Business Continuity Management Planning Software of the Year” award in 2012.  That award category has since been discontinued. 

“We were very proud to win Software of the Year in 2012,” said Jim Mitchell, also an eBRP Director, “but this latest award is even more gratifying.  The competition for Product of the Year provided much stiffer competition; being named the winner was both surprising – and exceptionally gratifying.”

About eBRP Solutions

Founded in 2002, eBRP Solutions Network, Inc. offers an award-winning, web-based and fully integrated set of Business Continuity Management (BCM) software tools that address the entire BCM lifecycle.  eBRP’s flagship product – eBRP Suite- is used by companies and governments on 6 continents - including many members of the Fortune 100.  eBRP Suite is the only BCM Planning software that provides fully-integrated decision support for Incident Management.  For more information, contact info@eBRP.net, call 888-480-eBRP (3477), or follow eBRP on LinkedIn http://ow.ly/jfD0A


CAMPBELL, CA – NAKIVO Inc., #1 VM data protection software provider, has announced today that it has released NAKIVO Backup & Replication v3.0 with support for file recovery from local and cloud based VM backups, single click integration with Amazon cloud, and advanced reporting.

Downloading an entire backup from the cloud to recover just a few critical files can consume an unacceptable amount of time. However, with NAKIVO Backup & Replication v3.0, files can be instantly accessed and restored from any VM backup, regardless whether it’s a few feet or few thousand miles away, enabling rapid operational recovery from anywhere, including backups stored in remote public clouds.

While NAKIVO Backup & Replication has long supported manual integration with Amazon, Azure, Dropbox, Google, and Rackspace public clouds, new automated single-click integration is now available for Amazon. NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be automatically integrated with Amazon cloud in under ten minutes, complete a 2GB VM backup to Amazon in just five minutes, and recover files from a VM backup at Amazon in less than one minute. Backups sent to Amazon are secured with 256-bit encryption in flight and at rest.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v3.0 provides VM backup, replication and recovery reporting on any job, group of jobs, or all defined jobs. Additionally, reports can be scheduled, automatically generated and sent via email.

In addition new features, NAKIVO Backup & Replication v3.0 offers a complete data protection feature set for virtualized environments, including Web 2.0 UI, local and offsite VM backup and replication, support for live applications & databases (Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, etc.), deduplication, compression, and encryption.

“Backup speed is important, but recovery speed is even more important. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, VM and file recovery is 60X faster than our previous backup solution,” said Milko Mihov, IT manager of GRW Engineering. “NAKVIO enables us to now have greater overall uptime while also protecting our VMs more frequently to meet shorter recovery point objectives.”

“NAKIVO with its 3.0 release hits an important milestone in cloud integrated VM data protection by providing Amazon EC2 integration and an often overlooked capability of file level recovery from cloud stored backups,” said George Crump, Chief Steward of Storage Switzerland. “This further enables SMB data centers to minimize their onsite storage investment and fully leverage the cloud.”

“NAKIVO Backup & Replication v2 was great however they have included file level restoration in v3. Finally we have a VM backup and replication rival to the legacy VM backup vendors which shares the most of the feature set but for a fraction of the cost!” said Rob Jennings, Technical Services Manager of Ancar B Technologies, Ltd.

“NAKIVO is addressing the growing trend and challenges facing IT professionals to protect their virtualized data locally while also leveraging public clouds for offsite disaster recovery,” said Bruce Talley, CEO and co-founder of NAKIVO. “Last year we were excited to be the first to market with a completely integrated solution for protecting virtualized data with VM backups locally, offsite, and in public clouds. This release expands on that lead, with additional functionality addressing the recovery challenges facing our rapidly expanding customer base.”

Pricing & Availability

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is priced at roughly 50% of what other vendors charge and delivers the industry’s lowest TCO. NAKIVO Backup & Replication comes in two editions that have the same feature set:

The Essentials Edition works only with VMware vSphere Essentials and Essentials+ and costs $199 (€169, //mike%40drj%2Ecom@secure.emailsrvr.com:993/fetch%3EUID%3E.INBOX.Staff%3E3671?part=1.2.2" height="12" align="bottom" border="0" hspace="0" width="16">149) per socket.

The Pro Edition works with VMware vSphere Standard, Enterprise, and Enterprise+ and costs $399 (€329, //mike%40drj%2Ecom@secure.emailsrvr.com:993/fetch%3EUID%3E.INBOX.Staff%3E3671?part=1.2.2" height="12" align="bottom" border="0" hspace="0" width="16">269) per socket.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v3.0 is available now. Download a free 30 day trial here http://www.nakivo.com/en/VMware-Backup-Free-Trial.htm



Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California NAKIVO is a privately-held company that develops and markets a line of next generation data protection products for VMware virtualized environments with live applications & databases  including Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, and Oracle. NAKIVO provides the most intuitive, fast, and affordable VM backup and replication solution enabling SMBs to protect, encrypt, compress and de-duplicate data both onsite with local storage and offsite with public clouds. NAKIVO is focused on customer feedback and innovation to deliver the most advanced technology for reducing customer VM recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO), while also delivering the most cost effective VM backup to cloud solution with support for leading storage cloud providers including Amazon and Dropbox. For more information, please visit: www.nakivo.com.


Greenwood Village, Colo. – 3t Systems, a complete IT services company specializing in the healthcare market (www.3tSystems.com) and Tegile Systems (www.tegile.com), a leading provider of hybrid storage arrays for virtualized server and desktop environments, today announced that they are partnering to offer Tegile’s Zebi arrays as part of the 3t Systems’ Dynamic Clinician WorkflowTM , allowing customers to cut storage expenditures in half, triple performance, and easily manage storage without adding staff.

Tegile storage arrays are now among the solutions and applications from world-class technology providers, including Citrix (www.citrix.com) , Cisco (www.cisco.com)  and Dell Wyse (www.wyse.com), offered by 3t Systems for seamless workflow delivery.  The advantages of this solution suite for clients include lower costs, unmatched depth of expertise with extensive certifications, faster implementation of proven technology and standardized methodologies with a proven track record.

“Our Zebi arrays provide excellent performance, are extremely flexible and optimize the use of SSD and HDD to enhance IO for throughput performance while maintaining a very aggressive price per gigabyte,” said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing, Tegile Systems. “We are enabling customers to significantly improve their legacy storage environments and better meet the new demands imposed by virtual environments and we are pleased to partner with 3t Systems to provide these unique offerings to their customers.”

With this agreement, 3t Systems becomes the latest member of the Tegile Channel Partner Program, providing the IT and cloud services company with the tools, training and educational resources needed to offer top-level service and expertise to customers, thereby maximizing margins.
“We are extremely pleased to formally begin our partnership with Tegile,” stated Ciaran Dwyer, CEO of 3t Systems.  “This relationship leverages secure, stable data storage and protection for our clients.”

About 3t Systems:
3t Systems is a complete IT services company, which includes Consulting, Managed Services and Cloud Hosting.  3t Systems can manage all aspects of IT to provide clients the Freedom to Focus on building their business.  Delivering these services is a team of accredited consultants, experienced project managers and dedicated client support teams with expertise in Collaboration, Managed Services, Cloud and Virtualization technologies.  It’s this level of expertise and passion for innovation that enables 3t Systems to consistently deliver unsurpassed and measurable results.  Discover what 3t Systems Freedom to Focus approach can do at www.3tSystems.com or follow @3tSystemsIT on Twitter.

About Tegile Systems
Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of award-winning*, enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. With Tegile’s Zebi line of hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that is significantly faster than all hard disk-based arrays and significantly less expensive than all solid state disk-based arrays.

Tegile’s patent-pending MASS technology accelerates the Zebi’s performance and enables on-the-fly de-duplication and compression of data so each Zebi has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile’s award-winning technology solutions enable customers to better address the requirements of server virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than other offerings. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, Tegile arrays are easy-to-use, fully redundant, and highly scalable. They come complete with built-in auto-snapshot, auto-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and virtualization management features. Additional information is available at www.tegile.com. Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.