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Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
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Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
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Conferences that solve current IT challenges

Enterprise Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity
High Availability/Resilient Infrastructure

Strategies and tactics to successfully build a highly available/resilient DR/BC infrastructure

September 21, 2010

9:00am-5:00pm

7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded

Bio

Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois

Overview

The current economy can present all sorts of challenges that IT has to work through including less staff, financial resources and money to spend. At the same time, companies have to make sure that in order to survive, their systems which support IT, are resilient and highly available.

 

Your system crashing is inevitable! Never mind the reason. The goal is to make sure you have an infrastructure that is as resilient as possible so that it can meet business needs in the event of a disaster. There are steps you can take to maximize your availability and prevent significant downtime.

 

The content of this one day conference will help you in determining the right level of availability protection, how to design, implement, test and get management buy-in for a highly reliable network infrastructure.

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Enabling the Resilient Enterprise -- Aligning Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity with Business Objectives

  • CIO's View: How a CIO Built a Resilient Infrastructure from the Ground Up

  • How to Avoid Data Center Disasters

  • How Will the Future of Cloud Computing Impact Enterprise Resiliency?

  • Covering Your Apps:  Protecting and Prioritizing Your Mission Critical Applications in a Disaster

  • Today’s Climate: How to Justify Funds for Your High Availability Environment

Conference Program

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

Ledyard

9:00am-10:00am

Enabling the Resilient Enterprise -- Aligning Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity with Business Objectives

Eric Ledyard, CTO, AHEAD

Today many corporate IT organizations find their capabilities have become out of sync with the needs of the business. A critical mismatch can exist between the Recovery Point and Recovery Time Objectives as compared to the resources available to meet these objectives. Business leaders and executives may not be fully aware of the risks inherent in their current strategies and infrastructure needed to keep the business running.

 

In this session, attendees will learn a framework approach to develop business-aligned strategy, planning and processes and ensure you have the opportunity to build and maintain what the business needs and expects.

 

Topics covered will include:

  • Evaluating recovery objectives vs. recovery capabilities
  • Measuring and prioritizing risk the business chooses to address vs. risk it chooses to accept
  • Effectively communicating risk to business leaders and senior executives
  • Determining whether your Data Center and Disaster Recovery strategy can support current needs and future growth
  • Developing a business-aligned multi-year strategic roadmap
  • Developing and presenting the business case to achieve the capabilities necessary to meet business needs.

10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break

Davidson

10:30am-11:30am

CIO's View: How a CIO Built a Resilient Infrastructure from the Ground Up

Greg Davidson, CIO, Active Aero Group

Building on what he learned from a prior CAMP IT Conference and elsewhere, this seasoned executive will discuss how he and his team designed and implemented a resilient disaster recovery/business continuity infrastructure to support the organization's needs.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Initial state of DR
  • Education of the business
  • Prioritization of business processes (and underlying IT services)
  • Build out of Business Continuity site and Data Center
  • Granular application-level approach with Application DR plans
  • DR testing
  • Reality strikes – usage of DR systems

Peebles

11:30am-12:30pm

Covering Your Apps:  Protecting and Prioritizing Your Mission Critical Applications in a Disaster

Mike Peebles, Product Marketing Manager, Hewlett-Packard

A typical organization has thousands of Windows applications, each with many single points of failure (SPOF). This presentation will address options for application availability, along with how to prioritize your applications for recovery following a disaster.  To evaluate the right solution,  organizations need to identify their mission critical applications, analyze the business impact of downtime, and set specific recovery time objectives. Next, they need to balance cost v. availability to design disaster recovery architectures that are appropriate for each application tier.  Using real world failure statistics, this presentation will address best practices for application availability and disaster recovery.

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Kluger

1:30pm-2:30pm

Is Disk to Cloud what Tape is to Disk?

Dave Kluger, Principal Technology Architect, StorCOM

Data Protection and Business Resiliency techniques have evolved quite a bit over the past 10 years.  There have been multiple attempts at moving data "electronically" to a vault but with little mainstream adoption, although a few SMBs have been successful in pockets.  Adding to these challenges is the belief that not all data is created equal and therefore should be treated differently - having the ability to create QoS for the data based on specific enterprise requirements. 

So how does Cloud Computing impact these challenges?  Does it add clarity or confusion?

In this session attendees will learn:

  • The impact of cloud computing on disaster recovery/business continuity planning
  • The pros and cons of data protection through the cloud
  • What type of enterprise is cloud data protection a best fit for?
  • What are inherent risks of data protection through the cloud?
  • Beyond data, are there other DR/BC processes that can be driven through the cloud?
  • What should your contingency plan be if your cloud provider goes down?

2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break

Riley

3:00pm-4:00pm

How to Avoid Data Center Disasters

Mike Riley, Director of Strategy & Technology, Americas, NetApp

In the best of times a data center glitch can be a huge problem.  But in a challenging economic environment the problem will be exacerbated.  IT’s response within the first fifteen minutes after an event can have a huge impact to operations continuity of the organization.  How should you plan and respond in this environment?

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • How to be even more vigilant
  • How to implement metrics for efficiency
  • How to cross train staff to understand the plan
  • How to mitigate unforced errors

Giden

Bass

Warja

Sumar

Cannella

Schmidt

4:00pm-5:00pm

Today’s Climate: How to Justify Funds for Your High Availability Environment (Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Ken Giden, Specialists Solutions Consultant, Hitachi Data Systems Panelists will include:
Joe Cannella, Director Information Systems, Tempel Steel
Mark Bass, Senior Manager DR, Health Care Service Corporation
Robert Warja, Business Continuity Officer, Marquette Bank Annur Sumar, Infrastructure Architect, Duff & Phelps
Nick Schmidt, Senior Manager IT, CDW Corporation

As the economy shows signs of improving, some organizations are starting to increase spending while others have not.  Although DR/BC funds should be a top priority, the reality is that many projects are competing for limited a limited IT budget. In DR/BC it can be difficult to prove ROI with absolute certainly.  There does not appear to be an obvious correlation between money invested and dollars earned. As a DR/BC professional, you know that the ROI is not having the business go under. However, you must be able to justify the dollar investment or the project will not move forward.

In this session, you will learn sound strategies and tactics that will help you with these challenges from seasoned IT DR/BC professionals.


Conference price: $249 per person.


Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.

Exhibits

As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.