Orchestration is the best prescription for disaster recovery (DR)

By: Mike Errity

Unplanned cyber events like cyber attack or ransomware / malware attack are a lot like medical issues — both cause harm — and if left untreated can have major repercussions. Increasingly, we see the potential for cyberattacks to cause data loss, business application downtime and brand damage. A modern disaster recovery (DR) plan can solve this concern.

Our technologists build targeted resiliency prescriptions to help you plan for and cure cyber incident recovery problems — and for business continuity. I’m excited to share that we’re discussing our portfolio of software-defined resiliency orchestration solutions at the Sapphire NOW conference this week. And don’t miss our thought leaders’ speaking sessions at the Actifio Data Driven 2018 conference, also this week.

Designed for hybrid cloud environments, our sophisticated IBM Resiliency Orchestration solutions enable business application, platform configuration and data recovery. And, for the cyber solution, the data recovery orchestration uses IBM Cloud Object Storage for cost-efficient, fast recovery when an enterprise faces the “Right of Boom” event.

Harness the full power of your core business applications

Our orchestration software continues to evolve with added disaster recovery capabilities, incorporating what we’ve learned working with clients preparing for and recovering from natural disaster events.

This week, we’re sharing our point of view at two premiere industry conferences. I’ll be at the Actifio Data Driven 2018 conference discussing our new resiliency orchestration solutions at a cloud computing panel. Join us! And I recommend a keynote session led by IBM VP Chandra Pulamarasetti at the Actifio conference as well as his sponsor session at the at the SAP SAPPHIRE NOW & ASUG 2018 conference. (Details below.) Stop by our SAPPHIRE NOW Booth #612 to speak to experts and see demonstrations of new software workflows to address configuration and data recovery. Here are details about more sessions at both events — all of these thought leaders are sure to provide some interesting perspectives on cyber resilience.

Actifio 2018 feature sessions

Rapid recovery solutions to achieve business resiliency against datacenter outages, including cyberattacks
See how IBM Resiliency Orchestration solutions address disaster recovery (DR), cyber resiliency and business continuity challenges. Learn how to rapidly recover DR systems, significantly reduce recovery time and increase DR compliance posture in hybrid cloud environments. And view a demonstration of the solution, including use cases.

Wednesday, June 6, 2:05 PM, General Session Room
Speaker: Chandra Pulamarasetti

Panel discussion
Seeing through the clouds
Is multi-cloud the future? During this session, hear from several leading cloud providers on how they see their platforms helping transform every industry.

Wednesday, Jun 6, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
IBM Panel Speaker: Mike Errity, Vice President of IBM Resiliency Services

Realities of compliance, security and privacy
On May 25th, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. Hear from panelists from the security and resiliency worlds as they describe the new threat landscape, and how to build protection into business operations.

Wednesday June 6, 3:15 – 4:00PM
IBM Panel Speaker: Anyck Turgeon, Global Cyber Resiliency & Security Evangelist, IBM

SAPPHIRE NOW 2018 feature sessions    

Sponsor session
Prevent costly downtime of SAP applications with resiliency orchestration
SAP software must be always-on and resilient to support key business processes in the face of cyber-attacks or disasters. Learn how resiliency orchestration enables disaster recovery needs of always-on SAP.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 2:30 – 2:50 PM
Speaker: Chandra Pulamarasetti, Vice President of IBM Cloud Resiliency Orchestration Software and Services                                                                                                                                                                                                          Session ID: E61521

Panel discussion
The new normal: Using software-defined resiliency to support always-on SAP

Companies are moving from a traditional / manual recovery approach to automated and software-defined resiliency approach — the new norm to support the always-on demands of business operations. Learn how orchestrated DRaaS enables organizations to meet the always-on requirement for SAP / SAP HANA.

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 1:45 PM, IBM Booth #612
Speaker: George Lee, Cloud & Availability Solutions, IBM

Related topic: Disaster recovery (DR)

In depth: business continuity topics

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Defend against ransomware attacks?

What is data breach and how to defend against one?

What is a recovery time objective (RTO) and how does it affect disaster recovery for your enterprise?

What is an RPO (recovery point objectives)?

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About The Author

Mike Errity

Vice President of Resiliency Services, IBM

Mike Errity is Vice President of IBM Resiliency Services in North America for IBM Global Technology Services. He manages the consulting, sales and delivery team implementing industry-leading service processes to create client value and earn loyalty. Mike and his team work with clients to design and deploy solutions for business resiliency and to mitigate operational... Read more