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Fulcrum Group- Layer Your DR/BC



Couple year old presentation advocating more layers of protection and recovery

Couple year old presentation advocating more layers of protection and recovery



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  • The Fulcrum Group Resiliency and Recovery Technologies By Steve Meek, CISSP, MCSE, CCNA
  • Agenda
    • Definitions
    • Disasters and Incidents
    • Why DR-BC
    • Enterprise DR-BC
    • SMB DR-BC
    • Layer your Business Continuity
    • Exercise
    • Summary
  • Definitions
    • Disaster
      • A sudden, unplanned calamitous event causing great damage or loss.
      • Any event that creates an inability on an organization’s part to provide the critical business functions for some predetermined period of time
    • Business Continuity
      • The ability of an organization to continue to function even after a disastrous event, usually through the deployment of redundant hardware and software, the use of fault tolerant systems, as well as a solid backup and recovery strategy.
    • Disaster Recovery
      • The ability to recover from the loss of a complete site, whether due to natural disaster or malicious intent. Disaster recovery strategies include replication and backup/restore.
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  • Disasters
    • Natural Disasters
      • Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Wildfires, Thunderstorms & lightning
        • Problem caused: electrical power loss
    • Man-made Disasters
      • Plane crash, Hazardous Materials, House & Building fires, Nuclear power plant emergencies, Terrorism
        • Problem caused: system unavailability, lack of access
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  • Incidents
    • Higher probability IT issues
      • Accidental Deletion/Modification of Critical Data
      • Losing a laptop
      • Network Failure
      • Systems Software Failure
      • Hard Disk Subsystem Failure
      • Server Failure
      • Power Crisis
      • Theft or Sabotage
      • Virus Attack
      • Other security issue or attack
        • Problems caused: varies
  • Enterprise DR-BC
      • Minimizing risk
      • After a major disaster an average company will lose at least 25 percent of the daily revenue in the first six days. (source: University of Texas)
      • Data is growing 50-80% per year (source: Gartner)
  • DR-BC Loss Areas Indirect Costs Stock Price Reputation Market Share Brand Equity Customer Satisfaction Direct Costs Lost Revenue Lost Productivity Criminal Liability
      • More Than Revenue at Risk
  • DR-BC Planning Benefits
    • Minimizes potential economic loss and provide a sense of security
    • Reduce disruptions to operations
    • Minimizes the risk of delays and decision making
    • Provides for an orderly recovery
    • Reduces reliance on key employees
    • Ensures the safety of employees and customers
  • DR-BC Recovery Needs
    • Amount of data loss acceptable
    • The point to which data must be restored
    • Amount of time it takes to come back online
    • The time by which data must be restored
    RECOVERY TIME OBJECTIVE Days Mins Hrs Wks Secs Recovery Point Mins Days Hrs Secs Wks Recovery Time
  • Recovery Tools Days Mins Hrs Wks Secs Mins Days Hrs Secs Wks Tape Restore Clustering Snapshots Replication Tape Backup Periodic Replication Snapshots HA Zone Recovery Point Recovery Time
  • Typical BCP
    • No strategies or plans.
    • Little if any awareness.
    • Focused on technology.
    • Aware and acknowledge the need.
    • DR plans documented.
    • Strategies developed for some systems.
    • Cross enterprise recovery requirements understood.
    • Business Continuity Program in Place.
    • Business alignment
    • Executive focus
    • Crisis Mgt. Process
    • Regular testing
    • Multi point RTO / RPO
    • Regulatory and Supply Chain compliance
    • Value Derived with Customers
    • Business Requirement Validated
    • Monitored
    • Executive Dashboard
    High Low Medium Mature World Class Aware Capable Unfocused Each one of these maturity levels has different characteristics, techniques that are used and approaches.
  • SMB DR-BC Planning
    • Network share is the most popular and least effective.
    • Backup should be the last line of defense
    Network Share 55% Users Copy Locally 7% PC Backup Software 7% Synch Products 4% Software Solution 6% Server Backup 6% No Solution 15%
  • SMBs and Backups
    • Usually only backup provide:
      • Cost-effective portability of data
      • Protection against complete data loss
      • Protection against viruses and data corruption
      • Managed multiple point-in-time copies of data
      • Integrated desktop/laptop protection
    • Success requires you
      • Check logs and ensure critical data included
      • Conduct periodic test restores
      • Use agents to capture “data in motion”
    • Backup does not provide
      • Instant access to data (short RTO)
      • Minimum data loss (short RPO)
  • Layer your Business Continuity
    • Cabling and Power
    • Infrastructure
    • Servers and services
    • PC and peripherals
    • Applications and Training
    • Network Monitoring and Management
  • Resiliency Levels
    • Resiliency- Returning to original state
    • Internal Resiliency- Ability to recover, handling internal issues
    • Intra-site Resiliency- Ability to recover, handling issues with solutions at local site
    • Inter-site Resiliency- Ability to recover, handling issues that may impact local site (using 2 nd site or collocation facility)
  • Exercise
    • Let’s build a company and protect it’s assets
  • Summary
    • Start with Executive sponsorship
    • If struggling to get buy-in, focus on incidents, instead of disasters
    • Understand the importance of RPO and RTO
    • Don’t over rely on backups (last resort)
    • Layer your DR-BC environment for better resiliency
    • Get started today
      • Audit your backups
      • Create System Documentation
      • Evaluate your resiliency
      • Think off-site for documentation, tapes, software media
      • Know when there is an issue- use event logs, syslogs, monitors,
  • Questions and Giveaway
    • Any questions?
    The Fulcrum Group 5600 Egg Farm Road, Suite 452, Keller, TX 76248 Phone: 817-337-0300 Web: www.fulcrumgroup.net