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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 8, 2011

9:00am-5:00pm

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

 

Bios

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

  • How to Avoid Data Center Disasters

  • How to Test the Resiliency of Your IT Infrastructure

  • 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

    Who Should Attend:

  • CIOs/VPs/Directors

  • DR Managers

  • Infrastructure & Security Managers How to gain commitment for your plan from management

Conference Program

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


Zandi

9:00am-10:00am

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

Dr. Mickey Zandi, Ph.D., Managing Director, Consulting Services, SunGard

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

Giden

 

10:30am-11:30am

How to Avoid Data Center Disasters

Ken Giden, Solutions Consultant, Hitachi Data Systems

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


Foy

11:30am-12:30pm

How to Ensure Continuous Data Availability

Brett Foy, Datacenter Technology Consultant, AHEAD

In today's economy, data outages can wreak havoc within an enterprise and its internal/external business partners. As data availability demands increase, enterprises must ensure that they have designed their architecture to accommodate these demands.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • How to build the foundations for a highly available data framework
  • Various data protection and data recovery techniques
  • Best-practice recommendations that enable 24x7 access

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Schoonover

1:30pm-2:30pm

Virtual Protection: How to Protect Data and Applications in a Virtual Environment

Nicholas Schoonover, Technical Marketing Engineer, Nimble Storage

This session explores and outlines how to apply and manage an effective backup strategy in a virtual server environment that not only effectively protects virtual machines but also the enterprise applications running inside the virtual machine.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to build and deploy an effective backup solution in their virtual environment while achieving
  • How to improve RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) of backups
  • How to optimize backup in a virtualized environment
  • How to significantly lower backup windows
  • How to achieve efficient data mobility
  • How to avoid pitfalls

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

Kluger

3:00pm-4:00pm

Cloud Recovery: How to Handle Added Complexity in DR/BC Initiatives Resulting from the Cloud

Dave Kluger, Principal Technology Architect, StorCOM

Moving data and applications into the cloud can create great efficiencies for enterprises. But going down this path can also add complexity in disaster recovery/business continuity initiatives.

Recent industry studies conclude that organizations face the following challenges in a cloud environment:

  • The ability to control failovers and make resources more highly available
  • Backup being hampered by resource and storage constraints
  • Too many tools, too little control
  • Downtime perception gap – outage can actually be twice as long as it is perceived to be

Bierdz

Parkinson

Summar

4:00pm-5:00pm

How to Justify Funds for Your High Availability Environment (panel discussion)

Moderator: Darin Pearson, Sales Engineer, Zenith InfoTech

Panelists:
Cynthia L. Berry, CBCP, Senior Manager - Business Continuity, DeVry, Inc.
Phil Bierdz, Manager, Infrastructure, Riverside Hospital
Douglas Lionberger, AD, Americas Customer Services, Mayer Brown LLP
John Parkinson, SVP, Project Management Office, Axis Capital
Annur Sumar, Vice President, IT, Duff & Phelps

and other professionals from IT departments sharing lessons learned

No one can predict when a disaster will occur. 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 attendees will learn from a panel of seasoned DR/BC professionals as to how they win the fight for funding by being able to articulate the business reasons and why the project should take priority over other IT projects.


Conference Price: $249.00 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.