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Conferences that solve current IT challenges

Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity - Resilient Infrastructure

Strategies to help design, implement and manage disaster recovery and business continuity framework to protect your organization's core IT assets, people, and processes

September 12, 2013

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.


Who Should Attend:

CIOs/VPs/Directors
DR Managers
Infrastructure & Security Managers

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Enterprise Resiliency: How to Move Your Organization from Continuity to Resiliency

  • Managing Reputational Risk: How to Leverage IT Strategy & IT Infrastructure

  • Business Impact & Recovery: How to Establish a Business Service-Centric Approach to IT Disaster Recovery

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

  • Cloud Recovery: How to Integrate Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery into your Company’s Existing Business Continuity Strategy

  • How to Connect with C-Level Executives to Drive Forward Your DR/BC Plan

Conference Program

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

Dolgner

9:00am-10:00am

Enterprise Resiliency: How to Move Your Organization from Continuity to Resiliency

Everett Dolgner, Director, Storage and Replication Product Management, Silver Peak Systems

Business resilience is the next step forward from continuity. Resilience must encompass business as well as IT operations. It can be thought of as spanning six specific areas: strategy, enterprise, processes, data and applications, technology, facilities and security.

In this session, attendees will learn how to take their respective organizations from continuity to resiliency including the unique implications of managing each of the areas mentioned above.




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

Chapa

10:30am-11:30am

Business Impact & Recovery: How to Establish a Business Service-Centric Approach to IT Disaster Recovery

David A. Chapa, Chief Technology Evangelist, EVault

In this session attendees will learn how to structure a tiered approach to business continuity/disaster recovery where business IT services are provided a quantifiable level of recovery protection appropriate for the business impact of each area. Guidance will be provided as to which types of technologies are appropriate for the specific services.





Jablonski

11:30am-12:30pm

Managing Reputational Risk: How to Leverage IT Strategy & IT Infrastructure

Kevin Jablonski, CEO and Managing Director, DVC Management

As a DR/BC professional one of your main responsibilities is managing risk of infrastructure, people, processes, partners, customers, and ultimately your organization's reputation.
In this session, attendees will learn how unplanned downtime, security breaches and even a maintenance updates can affect your organization's reputation.

Attendees will walk away with steps that they can take to mitigate the risk in an event of a disaster.







12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Reker

1:30pm-2:30pm

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

Nicholas Reker, Storage Architect, ExaGrid Systems

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

Giden

3:00pm-4:00pm

Cloud Recovery: How to Integrate Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery into your Company’s Existing Business Continuity Strategy

Ken Giden, Senior Manager, Capacity Optimization Technology, Hitachi Data Systems 

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

Areas that will be covered include:
Data Center Infrastructure, Data Backup, Redundancy of Network and Hardware, Overall Processes, Change and Problem Management, Information Security, etc.





Landry

Gonc

Chahino

Ferneau

4:00pm-5:00pm

How to Connect with C-Level Executives to Drive Forward Your DR/BC Plan

Moderator:
R. Kent Landry, Evangelist – Cloud Computing, Data Center Managed Services, Windstream
Panelists:
Laszlo Gonc, Director Information Systems & Services, JUF
Dr. Michael Chahino, Executive Director of Network Operations & Information Security, Elgin Community College
Adam Diab, Director Global IT Infrastructure, SIRVA, Inc.
Joni Ferneau, Director, Technical Infrastructure, Flexera Software
and other professionals from IT departments sharing experiences and 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.
Before you ask for that investment you need to have solid relationships with the executives you plan on approaching. How should you start building and/or strengthening those relationships?

In this session attendees will learn from a panel of seasoned DR/BC professionals as to how they built relationships that accelerated their approval for funding.


Conference Price: $269.00 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)˛, 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.