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  • Software Tools can help the process but are typically inadequate, and only help so much One common approach is to use Bare Metal Restore Imaging tools to “ghost” the data across This only takes point in time snapshots of the data, incurring tremendous downtime These processes still involve a great deal of manual effort Image capture, Image Deploy, System reconfiguration, and more….
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  • DR Planning and Testing

    1. 1. DR Planning and Testing The real cost of downtime <ul><li>Jason Dea </li></ul><ul><li>Product Marketing Manager </li></ul>
    2. 2. What You W i ll Learn The Need for Disaster Recovery Challenges with traditional DR testing Reducing downtime Virtual DR for real ROI
    3. 3. The Need for Disaster Recovery
    4. 4. Why Downtime Matters *September 2, 2010 , Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery are top IT Priorities for 2010 and 2011 - Forrester Total economic damage from disaster in 2009* Economic impact felt in the US from disasters in 2009* $10.8 Billion $41.3 Billion
    5. 5. Better Understanding of Protection *Jan. 25, 2010 – The State of Enterprise IT: 2009 to 2010 - Forrester of enterprises have indicated that improving disaster recovery capabilities is a high priority* 78% Critical Priority 30% - High Priority 48% <ul><li>Better able to identify and quantify risk </li></ul><ul><li>Better understanding of economic impact </li></ul><ul><li>Less tolerance for downtime and data loss </li></ul>
    6. 6. Define Your Objectives
    7. 7. Traditional Disaster Recovery Testing
    8. 8. What me worry? <ul><li>“ By failing to prepare, you are preparing to FAIL ” </li></ul><ul><li>- Benjamin Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ready are you? What know you of ready? ... You are RECKLESS .” </li></ul><ul><li>Yoda </li></ul>
    9. 9. Static Back-up <ul><li>Focus is on protecting data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tape back-up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imaging </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poor performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slow RTO, RPO (days) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hidden costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we get the data back in to a useable state? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How long to rebuild the server? </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Bare Metal Restore <ul><li>Multiple steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquire Hardware -> Image Deploy -> System Configuration -> Pray… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Error prone </li></ul><ul><li>Cross platform issues </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Intensive </li></ul><ul><li>Time intensive </li></ul>?
    11. 11. Speed changes everything
    12. 12. How fast can you recover your applications?
    13. 13. The Challenge
    14. 14. The State of Recovery
    15. 15. The NEW State of Recovery
    16. 16. Virtualization the game changer
    17. 17. From Tape to Virtual Machine The path to efficient disaster recovery Fast RTO Fast RPO Fast TTO Improved RTO Improved RPO Improved TTO Slow RTO Slow RPO Slow TTO
    18. 18. Balancing Three Challenges Consolidated Disaster Recovery
    19. 19. Update your DR with Virtualization
    20. 20. Consolidated Recovery Leveraging Virtual Infrastructure For Protection of All Your Servers <ul><li>Solution </li></ul><ul><li>Replicate workload into an off-line virtual machine </li></ul><ul><li>One click failover </li></ul><ul><li>One click test restore </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible failback </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Drastically reduce TCO and achieve whole workload protection </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify testing with bootable backups </li></ul><ul><li>Finally a way to complete your DR architecture </li></ul>Virtual production servers Virtual Recovery Hosts Physical production servers Physical production servers
    21. 21. Protect to the Cloud Virtual production servers Hosted Virtual Recovery Hosts Physical production servers Wide Area Network
    22. 22. Virtual DR – Real Peace of Mind
    23. 23. Heterogeneous Protection .Net Application Server LAMP Server PlateSpin Forge (Remote Site) Block Based replication Block Based replication
    24. 24. Easy Testing Rapidly Test Recovery Workloads Testing Logged For Reporting and Compliance Isolated Testing of Recovery Workloads Internal Web Server Email Server PlateSpin Forge (Remote Site)
    25. 25. Gain Visibility Demonstrate Policy Compliance Actionable Alerts Failure Notification Internal Web Server Email Server PlateSpin Forge (Remote Site) ! Smart Phone
    26. 26. Rapid Failover and Flexible Failback Recovery Workload Runs on PlateSpin Forge Failback to Dissimilar Hardware Failback with Sync To Repaired Hardware Internal Web Server Repaired Email Server PlateSpin Forge (Remote Site) New Web Server
    27. 27. Consolidated Recovery from Novell
    28. 28. What resources are in the data center? What workloads are running on those resources? PlateSpin Recon Enterprise provides physical and virtual infrastructure analysis, planning, and reporting for data center initiatives. How efficiently are resources assigned to workloads? Create plans to optimize workloads and resources PlateSpin ® Recon Enterprise Workloads Resources
    29. 29. Backup to virtual machines Incremental replication Whole-workload protection for all server workloads. Easy to test One-click failover PlateSpin Protect Physical Servers Virtual Hosts Blade Servers Image Archives Workload Decoupled from Hardware
    30. 30. PlateSpin ® Forge Protects up to 25 workloads PlateSpin Forge Includes: • Storage • Replication software • Hypervisor Plug In and Protect Solution for : • Medium enterprises • Branch or field use for large enterprises • Hosted recovery World’s first disaster recovery hardware appliance with embedded virtualization
    31. 31. What do Customers Have to Say?
    32. 32. Nichols College “ Disaster recovery solutions can be very complex ... PlateSpin Forge is very straightforward. There’s just one piece of hardware to manage. It’s low maintenance, and has low overhead. Without it, we certainly would have spent more money on another disaster recovery solution that would have required more resources to support it.” Customer Results www.novell.com/success/nichols_college.html Reed Smith LLP &quot;With PlateSpin Protect, we can recover multiple sites with the same set of hardware quite easily, in a matter of minutes.&quot; http://www.novell.com/success/reed_smith.html
    33. 33. <ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Give it a Try! </li></ul><ul><li>Download a 30 day trial copy of </li></ul><ul><li>PlateSpin Protect </li></ul><ul><li>download.novell.com/index.jsp </li></ul><ul><li>Learn More </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Us – 800.529.3400 </li></ul><ul><li>Visit </li></ul><ul><li>www.novell.com/products/forge/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.novell.com/products/protect / </li></ul>Connect
    34. 34. [email_address] www.novell.com/communities/blogs/jasondea
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