Business Continuity 2010: How Cloud Computing and Virtualization Change Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
A collaboration between the Disaster Recovery Journal and the Wikibon Project
Business continuity and disaster recovery practitioners must deal with a new dynamic. Specifically, the data center is transitioning to an environment that is distributed, global, highly virtualized, and mobile. This presents new data assurance challenges and is forcing organizations to re-think how they protect critical data assets and perform recovery.
Wikibon is proposing a collaboration with the Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ), the #1 business continuity publication in the world, with a reputation for uncompromising integrity and delivery of in-depth knowledge to IT and business practitioners. In this initiative, Wikibon will bring together its community with members of DRJ's audience to research, explore, and advise business technology professionals on the following key issues:
- How does virtualization and Cloud computing change business continuity and disaster recovery requirements?
- How will organizations protect information assets and continue to meet recovery point and recovery time objectives in this new environment?
- How does the need for mobility and global data movement change recovery needs?
- How should business technology practitioners prepare to deliver data assurance in the next three-to-five years?
This proposed collaboration would have three main outcomes:
- A Peer Incite Research Meetup with an open invitation to business technology practitioners in the DRJ and Wikibon communities.
- A series of research articles derived from the findings of the meetup advising business technology practitioners on key actions that warrant consideration-- Content will be jointly published by DRJ and Wikibon.
- A podcast of the meetup to be utilized as the respective contributors see fit.
Proposed timing of the meeting is Q1 2010. Logistics as follows:
- Wikibon will organize the meeting and provide logistical support for the collaboration (e.g. audio/visual, draft invitation for review, moderation, etc).
- DRJ and Wikibon will suggest and recruit community members to participate in the meetup.
- Wikibon will organize a one hour prep meeting with the participants/presenters, and the organizations will mutually agree on a date for the meeting.
- The respective organizations will invite their communities as they see fit and participate in the meeting.
- The two organizations will produce a series of research/content resulting from the discussion.
- Outcomes of the meeting (e.g. research, articles, podcasts, etc.) will be available under an open source policy to be used by each organization as it sees fit.