ZertoCON 2019: Planning for 3 Great Days of Rock ‘n (IT) Resilience
ZertoCON 2019 is just around the corner, and I’m excited for the opportunity to learn, share and connect with the IT resilience community in Nashville. Always a great experience, this year’s event takes place in Music City, and the Zerto community is getting in on the action with some fun, music-themed sessions and events, like “Achy, Breaky Backup” and “Microsoft Azure: I like it, I love it, I want some more of it.” Whether you’re a country music fan or strictly rock ‘n roll, music – much like IT – unites us all.
While this presents both endless opportunities for organizations, technology also presents challenges, especially when you consider the human factor. It’s no secret humans are the biggest source of IT disasters. And no matter how well prepared, no company is fully immune to a disaster. Performing regular data replication is critical to prevention, but is not enough to keep a business running in the event of failure, cyberattack, natural disaster or human error. Even if an organization returns to full productivity following a data loss event, the true business impact can linger and have far-reaching effects.
That’s where data replication, as part of Managed Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), comes into play. By combining data storage with advanced data replication solutions in the cloud, companies can quickly recover their data and get back up and running faster, minimizing downtime and productivity loss.
This concept is at the heart of ZertoCON 2019. This year’s theme – IT Resilience Simplified – refers both to the need for a resilient IT organization that can recover critical data and get back to business, but also the ability to do so faster and easier leveraging the cloud.
Navisite’s Managed DRaaS leverages Zerto’s powerful replication software as part of the solutions designed to enable organizations to keep their businesses going and taking full advantage of cloud technology. Zerto’s industry-leading, shortest Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) possible, highly-customizable Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs), and simple operation allows organizations to minimize the impact on their operations and ensure their applications can be spun back up at moment’s notice.
In fact, we are excited to have two of our joint clients who’ve adopted disaster recovery in the cloud to ensure data protection and business continuity. Long-time consumers of cloud-based Zerto services, Brown University and Ceridian worked together with Navisite to build and execute their disaster recovery strategy in the cloud.
On Tuesday from 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm in room 208 A/B, I’ll be joined by IT expert Nancy Freeman, Director of Disaster Recovery and Storage Services at Brown University and Darren McMichael VP of Cloud Hosting at Ceridian to discuss the success factors required when implementing a disaster recovery strategy. Nancy and Darren will share some of the unique challenges they faced and advice for others embarking on this journey.
And it is a journey, unique to each organization. Individual goals vary by company depending on the type of organization, the size of its data footprint, its application tiers, and more. Whether the goal is return on investment, regulatory compliance or reducing the impact on IT staff, there is a customizable Managed DRaaS offering to fit every organization.
If you’re attending ZertoCON, I hope you’ll stop by our table # PO2 to talk about your data recovery needs.
Click here, to learn more about Navisite’s Managed Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) offering with Zerto’s replication software.