From a facilities view and an operations perspective, building and maintaining a resilient data center is critical to business. In the event of a disaster, both sides of the data center house need to be in order. Sessions in the track will look at the massive amount of work that goes into a fully functional DR plan. These plans not only involve a tremendous effort on the part of data center managers, but executives that must be involved in the planning and testing of these plans.
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Supercharging DR: A High-Speed, Low-Drag Approach to Improving Availability
Speaker: Bradley D. Bishop, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Description: Regardless of the organization, IT professionals roles are facing a mounting challenge. The industry as a whole is experiencing a monumental growth in data, and an ever-increasing awareness of data compliance and business recovery objectives. This presentation provides attendees with a real-world technical deep dive into the building blocks and methodologies currently available to help meet the challenges of exponential data growth, information recovery and compliance head on.
Right Sizing Your Security Program
Speaker: J.P. Callahan, ABCP, Verizon Data Center Security
Description: This session reviews some of the fundamentals of security (why do we have security in the first place), and then goes on to discuss some simple ways of conducting a threat and vulnerability analysis and identifying appropriate countermeasures to those risks. J.P. looks at some of the commonly employed counter measures in data centers and discusses how to determine what level is right for your center.
While there are many different ways to conduct a risk assessment for your data center, all follow similar protocols. This discussion follows and explains one such methodology, as outlined in NIST Special Publication 800-30: Risk Management Guide for Information Technology Systems.
It's All About The Data!
Speaker: Bill Peldzus, GlassHouse Technologies
Description: In this presentation, you will learn about best practices in the area of disaster recovery, including definitions of key terms and exploration of storage, infrastructure and data center architectures and concepts. Unfortunately, it seems like there is a major disaster recovery event almost every year -- this presentation will either help to kick-start a new disaster recovery plan, or help validate the plan you already have implemented. At the end of this presentation, you will take away:
- Recovery time and recovery point objectives
- Replication schemas
- Important issues when planning a recovery strategy
- The difference between operational and disaster recovery
- Tips for success, including testing techniques
- Other recovery recommendations and experiences based upon real client engagements