Mark your calendars for Wikibon's next Peer Incite ... Tue, November 13th!
Recorded audio from the Peer Incite:
Given enough time, people and money, any organization can implement and operate a data-protection solution to meet business-continuity and disaster-recovery requirements. There are plenty of expensive, resource-consuming, enterprise-class data protection solutions on the market today. When resources are scarce, however, organizations must become creative. Poulin Grain is such an organization. The company operates three data-processing locations for production, business continuity and disaster recovery, all maintained by a single IT manager. The IT environment is small, but the applications are critical to the operation of the company. Therefore, enterprise-class data protection and recovery capabilities are a priority. The company has virtualized servers using VMware, implemented Veeam for virtual-server backup, and installed Exagrid for deduplication and replication between the primary and disaster recovery locations. But the Exagrid backup appliances will soon be out of capacity, and at current growth rates unaffordable. Paul Martin, Information Technology Manager at Poulin Grain, has begun evaluating cloud-based backup offerings, as an alternative to continued expansion of existing in-house IT infrastructure. His goal is to support the data-protection and recovery requirements for a growing pool of critical application data, provide similar data-protection and recovery capabilities for less-critical applications that are not currently protected, and operate within current IT expense and staff-resource limits.
This is a solution-focused Peer Incite, with the goal of providing Poulin Grain and similar organizations the outline of a practical solution. Practitioners are encouraged to participate, especially if they have experience in investigating or implementing cloud-based backup and disaster recovery solutions. Suppliers are also welcome to listen and participate, but suggestions should respect the need to preserve existing investments, understanding that rip-and-replace is not an option.
Join the Wikibon community and Paul Martin, IT Manager for Poulin Grain, as we discuss:
- What are benefits and limits of cloud-based backup offerings?
- What are the various architectural approaches to cloud-based backup?
- What is the impact on Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point
- Objectives (RPO) when using cloud-based backup solutions?
- How can organizations preserve existing IT investments, while implementing cloud-based backup?
- When moving to cloud-based backup, should organizations also consider recovering applications in the cloud?
- What are the network and bandwidth considerations in cloud-based backup solutions?
- How can network and bandwidth requirements be minimized?
Please join us and bring your questions...
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Call in details below:
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET (9:00am - 10:00am PT)
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