Disaster Recovery...Disasters

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Status Go Podcast: Episode 1

“Of all of the leaders out there in all of our industries a full 85% don’t get beyond the self authoring stage.” – Ron West

Episode 43: Disaster Recovery…Disasters

Some IT departments are strapped for resources and may be tempted to take shortcuts in implementing and managing their IT disaster recovery (DR) plans – which puts companies at major risk. To prevent making these mistakes, it’s important to learn from others’ failures.  To that end, we put together a guide, 6 Worst Practices for IT Disaster Recovery (and what to do instead).

Taking things one step further, Ben Miller, InterVision Senior Solutions Architect, joins Jeff Ton, SVP of Product Development and Strategic Alliances, on this episode for a bit of storytelling.  They discuss some of the most…interesting disaster recovery situations they’ve been involved in and how to avoid them, even with a lean IT team.

Time Stamped Table of Contents

1:41 Disastrous DR Plans

2:50 Common mistakes in developing a plan

4:47 Planning goes beyond natural disasters

6:15 Plans gone wrong

8:37 The value of the step by step checklist

10:28 The importance of sequencing

13:32 Getting the right people involved and on board

16:39 Testing, testing, testing

21:14 Gamifying the different scenarios

22:53 Cloud DR

28:35 Action items

Ben Miller is a Senior Cloud Solutions Architect at InterVision Systems. He is responsible for pre-sales consulting and architecture with a focus on enterprise prospects, ensuring clients achieve their short and long term business goals in the most effective and efficient way.

An expert in cloud computing solutions with a background in technical consulting, managed IT services, and disaster recovery, Ben has more than 24 years of experience in solving cloud, virtualization and enterprise system IT problems across industries.

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