Whether it’s cyclones like Yasi in 2011 or Debbie in 2017, an earthquake in Newcastle, hackers, bushfires, or a DDoS attack on the Census, we must prepare for acts of God, terror and plain stupidity.
Business continuity planning is the capability to keep going when operations threaten to grind to a halt. It results in threat-tolerant and resilient systems that continue through a natural disaster, when under network attack or even when harm is self-inflicted.
Disaster recovery (DR) implies returning to full capacity. Business continuity and DR are functions of risk management, an essential requirement for business owners and boards of directors.
CRN gathered a roundtable of expert IT practitioners and vendors to discuss how the channel can prepare end-customer infrastructure for disaster – and how to get back up and running, fast.
Chris Greatrex, MD, Artis Group
Daniel Johns, Head of services, ASI Solutions
Stephen Knights, MD, Commulynx
Sam Gilchrist, GM sales & advisory, eNerds
Ronnie Altit, CEO, Insentra
Craig Humphreys, MD, iQ3
Stephen Swavley, Director, Navigatum IT
Geoff Morrison, Service delivery manager, PowerNET
Tony Vizza, Sales & marketing director, Sententia
Mark Pace, Director, Sterling IT
Jon Dawes, Enterprise architect, VMtech
Nate Cochrane, CRN
Lindsay Brown, VP APAC, LogMeIn Australia
Leo Lynch, A/NZ sales director, Storagecraft Indo-Pacific
Louis Tague, MD, Veritas ANZ