Disaster recovery (DR) has become an almost prohibitively expensive endeavor for the majority of businesses. Traditional DR methodologies require an investment in backup technology (storage, software and hardware), and in many cases a duplicate expenditure in basic IT components. For years, businesses were forced to own two of everything to meet expeditious recovery goals.
That was then. Today, a viable, affordable alternative to traditional DR exists; it leverages the efficiencies of the cloud, and delivers the cost savings offered by economies of scale and automation. This new DR ideology is called Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), which effectively shifts all of the traditional DR infrastructure, expertise, and labor burdens to a secure cloud entity.
Not only has DRaaS proven its value in the real world, it has delivered significant savings to adopters and proven to be a reliable and simpler methodology for mitigating the impact of any disaster.
This webinar will cover:
- What is DRaaS
- What to look for in DRaaS solution
- The economic viability of DRaaS
- Best practices for adopting DRaaS
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Frank Ohlhorst is an award-winning technology journalist and IT industry analyst, with extensive experience as a business consultant, editor, author, and blogger. Frank works with both technology startups and established technology ventures, helping them to build channel programs, launch products, validate product quality, create marketing materials, author case studies, eBooks and white papers.
Frank is currently freelancing for eWeek, Enterprise Security Planet, Enterprise Networking Planet, CIO.COM, Desktop Engineering Magazine, Techrepublic, Peerlyst and several other publications. Frank has served in a variety of notable IT management and editorial roles and has extensive experience creating content, conducting research, managing teams, deploying enterprise technologies and launching new publications. Frank has written thousands of IT-centric articles and has consulted on hundreds of technology projects.
Dr. Geoff Hayward joined CenturyLink through the acquisition of DataGardens in 2014. Geoff was founder and CEO of DataGardens, a leading provider of Inter-Cloud and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service Software. Prior to founding DataGardens, Geoff directed Product Management with Platform Computing Inc. (since acquired by IBM) and held several leadership positions with YottaYotta Inc. (since acquired by EMC). In particular, he led an advanced business and technology development team that developed the world’s first Gbps wide area storage network system. Geoff also led an international team that set a world record for high-speed, long-distance disk-to-disk data transfer. Geoff is holder of ten awarded patents and has over 30 scholarly and trade publications.