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Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automat...
Copyright © FalconStor Software 2013 · All Rights ReservedMarch 22, 2011Data ProtectionRealitiesThe Importance of Automation
Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automat...
Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automat...
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Disaster Recovery Testing: The Value of Automation

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As data centers change and grow in complexity, one of IT's greatest challenges is ensuring that post-recovery IT operations are as stable as pre-disaster IT operations. Testing this can be a costly and time-consuming process. According to research statistics published at the Gartner Data Center Conference in December 2011, annual disaster recovery testing budgets could range from $20,000 to more than $150,000.

Learn about automated disaster recovery: http://www.falconstor.com/recovertrac

Let's face the facts around disaster recovery planning and testing:
• Most DR plans today fail to meet recovery time objectives
• Most DR plans are rarely up to date with changes
• Most companies run DR tests only once or twice a year
• Most DR tests fail the first time

This deck shows how DR Automation solutions from FalconStor can help you match your recovery policies to your business requirements so that you can deliver a complete Service or System recovery aligned to your business goals.

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Transcript of "Disaster Recovery Testing: The Value of Automation"

  1. 1. Copyright © FalconStor Software 2013 · All Rights ReservedMarch 22, 2011Ralph WynnSr. ManagerProduct MarketingDisaster RecoveryTestingThe Value of Automation
  2. 2. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation2Agenda• Company Background• The FalconStor Vision• Data Protection Realities• Next Steps
  3. 3. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation3• 23 in country offices• 24/7 follow the sun support• Development in Asia andUS• Localized Marketing• Local SalesWorld View – Local Presence• Founded in 2000(NASDAQ:FALC)• Leader and innovator of:• Virtual Tape Library(VTL)• StorageVirtualization (NSS)• Continuous DataProtection (CDP)Company SnapshotCompany Overview
  4. 4. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation4ANY TIMESupport for MultipleContinuous SnapshotsRPOMost Granular RecoveryPointRTOFastest PossibleRecovery TimeANY DATAAll Major ApplicationsAll Major DatabasesAll Major Email SystemsStructured andUnstructured DataLarge and SmallANYWHEREAll Major OperatingSystemsAll Major ProtocolsLAN and WAN ExpertiseSAN, NAS, DASVirtual or PhysicalLocal or RemoteVision
  5. 5. Copyright © FalconStor Software 2013 · All Rights ReservedMarch 22, 2011Data ProtectionRealitiesThe Importance of Automation
  6. 6. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation6Disasters Can Strike At Any Time…NaturalInfrastructureHuman
  7. 7. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation7Data Protection is Business CriticalIncreased Regulation and Compliance Demands• HIPA, Sarbanes Oxley, FFIEC, all financial institutions arerequired to establish a comprehensive BCP• Data Growth >50% per annum(1)• Meta Data Management Becoming Mission CriticalDecreased Tolerance for Risk• Aging Infrastructure, Terrorist Actions, ViolentWeather, Denser Population CentersHuman ErrorIntentional DeletionAccidental DeletionMisplaced MediaAdministrative ErrorSoftware/HardwareApplication FailureSoftware BugPower FailureDisk CrashData CorruptionServer FailureCauses of Data Loss Costs of Losing DataIndustry Cost per hourBrokerage firm $6,500,000Telephone sales 69,900Home shopping 199,500Credit card sales 2,600,000Catalog sales 90,000Airlines 89,500(1) Source: IDC Digital Universe 2010Hardware25%Software25%Network20%Human15%Natural14%Other1%
  8. 8. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation8Business Continuity for SurvivalThe Facts• 17% of surveyed organizations byGartner claim that they can’t afford anydowntime• Business critical applications are requiredto be available at all times• Restoring from tape backups takes hours• Recovering from storage snapshots canbe a lengthy process.The ChallengeTraditional backup and recovery solutionsare no fit for High Availability requirements.Storage systems do not protect from sitelevel failures.
  9. 9. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation9Types of Disaster Testing• Disaster Recovery Walk-Through• Review of the plan• Involve others• Technical Tests• In Parallel (Test Network)• Live (Production)• Local Failover/Failback (HA)• Site Failover/FailbackKey Information
  10. 10. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation10The Importance of TestingThe Facts• Review current configurations• Update environment changes• Validation Solution• Accurate protection policy• Achieve complete recovery• Recover in time• Expose unexpected risk• Single points of failure• Out of date documentation• Infrastructure changes• Prolonged failover• Limit Downtime• Impacts financials• Ruins reputationKey Information
  11. 11. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation11Testing Pain Points• Cost• $150K annually• Keeping up with Change• 400+ changes per month per Data Center• 9,600 configuration changes between tests(once a year)• Choosing the right Configuration• Systems, servers, OS revisions and versions• Application revision levels• Recovery order• Testing Criteria• Mission critical applications and data• Faults found in prior testing• Testing Type• Application & Data Recovery• Automated Server recovery• How OftenKey Points
  12. 12. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation12Recent Survey by IDG Research Services of189 IT Professionals5%19%41%28%7%Entirely manual processesMostly manual processesEven mix of manual andautomated processesMostly automated processesEntirely automated processesLevel of Disaster Recovery and Data Protection AutomationLEs Mes SEs7% 7% 7%28% 30% 27%50% 30% 41%13% 25% 20%2% 9% 5%
  13. 13. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation13Traditional Recovery1.Repair Hardware.2.Install OS.3.Reboot.4.Download OS Patches.5.Apply OS Patch 1.6.Reboot.7.Install OS Patch 2-?8.Reboot.9.Install Main Application.10.Reboot.11. …… ….. … …. …Multiple steps Done Manually!!!Basic Recovery without Automation
  14. 14. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation14Unexpected Recovery Procedures During DRDATAWhich disks belong towhich server?How should disks bepresented?SERVERSWhich server is physicaland which should bevirtualized?Which hypervisor isused and what is theP2V method for thathypervisor?What is the order ofrecovery for theservices?NETWORKWhat is the IP addressthat should be used foreach server?Which network shouldthe server be connectedto?
  15. 15. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation15All These Steps Are Documented…But Can The Results Be Consistently Reproduced?• Steps and procedures condensedinto stacks of documents– Usually are not updated asenvironment changes• Complex and Time Consuming– Makes rehearsals difficult, noverification done until a disaster• Manual process and lackingconsistency• May not be difficult– Not practiced frequently, errors arebound to happen
  16. 16. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation16RecoverTrac™ Technology Redesigns YourDisaster Recovery Plan• RecoverTrac technology automatescomplex, time-consuming and error-prone DRprocedures• RecoverTrac technology allows definition of allIT resources; for recovery– Servers– Hypervisors; VMware & Microsoft Hyper-V– Clusters– Storage– Recover sites; local, remote or multiple– Associated IT inventories at recovery sites• RecoverTrac AND remote replication arestandard features of FalconStor CDP andFalconStor NSS
  17. 17. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation17Orchestrating Processes and Procedures toRapidly Recover Services During Failures Data  Servers  NetworkLAN/SAN
  18. 18. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation18Automate With RecoverTracPrimary SiteDR/Remote SiteFalconStor CDP/FalconStor NSSService-oriented DisasterRecoveryRecoverTrac Difference• One click automated site failover and failback• Native support for physical machines as well asVMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualmachines• Customized support for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris andLinux data disks• Anywhere 2 Anywhere (P2P, P2V, V2V, V2P) Recovery
  19. 19. Usage RightsCopyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedDisaster Recovery Plan Testing: The Value of Automation19Next Steps• Learn how to automate your Disaster RecoveryStrategy. http://info.falconstor.com/cut_dr_costs.html• Learn more about FalconStor’s DR Automation Tool.www.falconstor.com/Recovertrac• Save the Date: March 14th – Learn about the latestfeatures in the RecoverTrac DR Automation tool– Will include demonstration
  20. 20. Copyright © FalconStor Software 2013 · All Rights ReservedContact usCorporate Headquarters2 Huntington QuadrangleMelville, NY 11747USATel: +1 631.777.5188Support: +1 631.777.3332salesinfo@falconstor.comAsia Pacific Headquarters20 Science Park Road#02-04A/5, Teletech ParkSingapore Science Park 2Singapore, 117674Tel: +65-6361-2450salesasia@falconstor.comEuropean Headquarters58 rue Pottier78150 Le ChesnayFranceTel: +33.1.3923.9550salesemea@falconstor.comThank you.Any questions?Ralph WynnRalph.Wynn@FalconStor.com

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