Virtualization and Workforce Continuity 10-12-12

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Virtualization and Workforce Continuity 10-12-12

  1. 1. Virtualization and Workforce Continuity Friday, October 12, 10 AM ET Presenters Bob Zalimeni Adam Quilty
  2. 2. Key Take-Aways • Learn some of the benefits of virtualization. • Learn about the basics of disaster recovery and business continuity. • Learn how virtualization and business continuity planning together greatly increase your preparedness. • Understand what you can do to prepare your organization for an unplanned interruption. • Initiate simple steps to improve your preparedness today.
  3. 3. Why Virtualization? • Delivers reduced total cost of ownership. • Decreases deployment of new systems. • Reduces time and cost of recovery during business disaster or disruption.
  4. 4. Virtualized Servers and Workstations • Hosted virtual servers vs. local servers • Power, communications and cooling redundancy = maximum availability and reliability • Remote users, suppliers, customers have access. • Coupled with SaaS offers serious competitive edge.
  5. 5. Mobile Offices and Workforce Continuity How will you work when where you work isn’t available?
  6. 6. Agility Recovery- What We DoWe provide 4 key Elements of 1. Office Space: EverythingDisaster Recovery to our Members needed for your employees to work 2. Power for the office 3. Communications: Telephone and Internet access 4. Computer System: Computers, servers, printers, fax Also provide Continuity Planning Guidance and Tools
  7. 7. Agility – SBA Co-sponsorship
  8. 8. The Reality – Disasters Happen Everyday A/C Failure Evacuation Microwave Fade Faulty Sprinkler Arson Explosion Network Failure Static Electricity Asbestos Fire PCB Contamination Strike Action Bomb Threat Flood Plane Crash Terrorism Bomb Blast Fraud Power Outage Theft Brown Out Frozen Pipes Power Spike Toilet Overflow Burst Pipe Hacker Power Surge Tornado Cable Cut Hail Storm Programmer Error Train Derailment Chemical Spill Halon Discharge Raw Sewage Transformer Fire CO Fire Human Error Relocation Delay UPS Failure Communication Failure Humidity Rodents Vandalism Condensation HVAC Failure Roof Cave In Vehicle Crash Construction Ice Storm Sabotage Virus Coolant Leak Insects Shredded Data Water (Various) Corrupted Data Landlord Conflict Sick building Wind Storm Diesel Generator Lightning Smoke Damage Volcano Electrical Short Lost Data Snow Storm Epidemic – H1N1
  9. 9. The Impact of Everyday Threats Protecting Your Organization I. 15-40% – The number of businesses that fail following a natural or manmade disaster.* II. 94% – Number of small business owners who believe a disaster could seriously disrupt their business within the next two years.*** III. 51% – Number of Americans who have experienced at least one emergency situation involving lost utilities for at least 3 days, evacuation from their home or office, loss of communications with family members or had to provide first aid to others.**** IV. 35% – The number of small to medium-sized businesses that have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.** *Insurance Information Institute, **Gartner, ***American Red Cross and FedEx Small Business Survey, 2007, ****American Red Cross/Harris Poll Survey, 2009.
  10. 10. 10 Steps To Preparedness1. Assess your risk – both internally and externally.2. Assess your critical business functions.3. Prepare your supply chain.4. Create an emergency management plan.5. Back-up your data.6. Create a crisis communication plan.7. Assemble an emergency kit.8. Review your insurance coverage.9. Plan for an alternate location.10. Test your plan.
  11. 11. 10 Steps To Preparedness1. Assess your risk – both internally and externally.2. Assess your critical business functions.3. Prepare your supply chain.4. Create an emergency management plan.5. Back-up your data.6. Create a crisis communication plan.7. Assemble an emergency kit.8. Review your insurance coverage.9. Plan for an alternate location.10. Test your plan.
  12. 12. Virtualization and Workforce Continuity • Assess your risks • History • Geography • Human Error • Peripheral Effect • Strive for redundancy in critical functions • Data Backups • Communications • Access (SaaS) • Power & Cooling • People (cross-train) • Suppliers • Have space for recovery • Hot/Warm/Cold • Mobile
  13. 13. How It Works • Determine Recovery Site • Establish Workspace • Restore Servers (local/remote) • Restore Workstations • Route Communications • Recover Critical Employees • Return to Normal Operations
  14. 14. In Review • Virtualization offers financial and operational advantages, and a competitive edge. • Business continuity planning is key to staying in business after a disaster. • Virtualization and business continuity planning together greatly increase your competitiveness and preparedness.
  15. 15. Further Questions? Bob Zalimeni Carl MackeySr VP Sales & Marketing Regional Sales Director bzalimeni@voyss.com carl.mackey@agilityrecovery.com 338-793-3668 704-697-4467

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