Disaster Recovery and You; Or how I learned to stop worrying and love The Bomb.

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Saturday, November 8 2014
Room: Haunted Mansion
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Disaster Recovery is a topic that is on everyone's mind, but few know what it means or how it might affect them. With larger and crazier weather on the horizon, current experience of submerged data centers, and a seeming Armageddon of situations making schemes on your data, DR planning is critical to the long term health and prosperity of any Internet-reliant business.

This session will cover DR and Business Continuity as it applies to content providers of all sizes. We will cover planning and testing, in addition to methods for disaster prediction and mitigation. The session will also cover worst practices; things you may or may not be doing that might make things worse (or better) for you when the disaster hits. In this talk I'll be drawing from over 15 years working on High Availability and DR systems, and am looking forward as much to the Q&A as giving the session as the questions asked almost always open up new avenues of discussion and theory when it comes to disaster preparedness.

What this talk will not be is a sales pitch, I will make no attempts to sell you a service or gadget that will be your passe-partout to disaster recovery. I may try to compel your consideration of your needs and wants lists, but the goal is to talk about possible solutions, not sell them. In fact, no products, services, or companies will be mentioned by name during the presentation, except to illustrate categories where appropriate (e.g. AWS for a public cloud provider).