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First Enterprise Communications Failover Service for BC and Incident Response Released

Continuity Insights

StarLeaf, a global provider of secure digital communications and collaboration services, has announced the availability of StarLeaf Standby, the world’s first dedicated collaboration failover service for business continuity and incident response. StarLeaf Standby is the robust enterprise communications service that allows businesses to meet their recovery time objectives for business-critical activities, while providing incident response. Source. Crisis Communication News

EP17: Building My Own Online BIA App | Michelle Marx

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: This week on the podcast, we’re going to speak with a practitioner who faced the challenge of needing a BIA tool. But when she saw that a BC software wasn’t in the cards, she created her own!

EP21:Reaching the Next Generation of Planners | Burley & Navarro

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: Industry Groups are an essential part of any profession. They allow practitioners and thought leaders to share knowledge and generate ideas with their colleagues in a collaborative setting.

EP22: Gamifying Business Continuity | James MacDonnell

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts. Today on the podcast, we’re talking with James MacDonnell - Director, Crisis Management and Business Continuity at BDO USA.

EP19: Dealing with the New Normal During a Crisis (Part 1) | Cyril Moulin-Fournier

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: In this 2 part series on the podcast, we are going to hear from both the Crisis Manager directly liaising with the government, and also the person who experienced it directly.

EP18: The Bus is Coming! What do we do? | David Lindstedt Mark Armour James Green

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary. So this week on the podcast we’re holding the first of hopefully several round table discussions with some well known voices within business continuity.

Redux- EP04: Integrating Continuous Improvement into BCM Programs | John Hill

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: We're returning to one more old episode because of the HUGE interest it generated. On this week's show, Shane interviews John Hill, a seasoned consultant with over 20 years of experience in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.

Redux- EP01: Creating BCM Engagement | Scott Baldwin

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary We're revisiting the episode that started it all! It remains our number 1 downloaded episode because it contains SO many tips on creating BCM engagement, its worth a re-listen.

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EP15: Building Your Personal Brand in BC | Luke Bird

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: For young professionals in the business continuity field, developing a personal brand might sound challenging. So on this week’s episode, we’re going to talk with someone who developed a personal brand within our field and explore just how they did it. .

EP14: Embedding Your BC Program Throughout the Business | Jamie Goodloe

The Failover Plan Podcast

Business Continuity can sometimes be a lonely road. Though the work seemingly touches all parts of the business, you’re oftentimes focused on a parallel track of activity that isn’t normally top of mind with your business partners. So what can you do to change this? .

EP13: Pre-planning is Key with Restoration Services | Ricky Wells

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: This week on the show we’re interviewing Ricky Wells, the General Manager at ServiceMaster Advanced Restorations. Ricky has been helping companies restore their facilities after major fires, spills and disruptions.

EP12: Can Artificial Intelligence and Business Continuity Mix? | Daniel Breston

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: This week, we talk with IT thought-leader Daniel Breston, who believes that AI could also prove to be a "valuable ally" in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of activities related to Business Continuity.

EP11: Is Business Continuity at a Crossroads? | James Green

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: This week, Shane talks with James Green, Director of Risk Advisory Services for SAI Global. James recently wrote a featured article in the Disaster Recovery Journal called: "Is Our Profession at a Crossroads?"

EP10: Can You Build Business Continuity Plans in a Productivity App? | Chris Rivera

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: This week, we explore a simple option for those who aren't quite ready for business continuity software.

EP09: Adopting Adaptive Business Continuity | José M. Garay

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: This week, we interview a user of the Adaptive Business Continuity (ABC) principles as a follow up to our episodes about ABC's founders a few weeks ago. Because the concepts of ABC are new and many are still interested in learning how it works, I interviewed José M.

Ep.08: Why Were Some in Business Continuity Sidelined During COVID? | Michael Herrera

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: This week, Shane interviews Micheal Herrera, founder and CEO of MHA Consulting and BCMMetrics, who recently wrote an article titled- "Sidelined: The Strange Fate of BCM During the COVID Pandemic.”

Ep. 07: Spotlight on Business Continuity Programs in Healthcare | James Mitchell

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: This week, Shane interviews James Mitchell- the Director of Organizational Resilience at the 724-bed Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. His responsibilities encompass Emergency Management, Business Continuity and Enterprise Risk. .

Ep. 06- Driving BC from the top during COVID | Sheeba Philip

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: Shane continues a series of interviews with business & operational leaders who had no previous business continuity experience and were thrust into launching a recovery strategy in not-so-ideal circumstances.

Ep. 05- Building a WFH Strategy in 1 Day | Anitha Abraham

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: Shane starts a series of interviews with business & operational leaders who had no previous business continuity experience and were thrust into launching a work from home strategy in not-so-ideal circumstances.

Ep. 04- Integrating Continuous Improvement into BCM Programs | John Hill

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: On today's show, Shane interviews John Hill, a seasoned consultant with over 20 years of experience in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.

Ep. 03- Adaptive BC (Part 2): Where do we go from here? | Dr. David Lindstedt & Mark Armour

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: Shane continues the discussion with business continuity industry disruptors- Dr. David Lindstedt and Mark Armour- authors of "Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach" and creators of the Adaptive Business Continuity movement which started in 2015.

Ep. 01- Creating BCM Engagement | Scott Baldwin

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary Shane Mathew talks with Scott Baldwin , a BCM program leader who has started several programs in Silicon Valley (Ebay, Charles Schwab, Symantec) in his career. Scott has found some unique way to keep things fresh.

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Ep.02- Adaptive BC (Part 1): How did we get here? | Dr David Lindstedt & Mark Armour

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: Shane interviews business continuity industry disruptors- Dr. David Lindstedt and Mark Armour- authors of "Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach" and creators of the Adaptive Business Continuity movement which started in 2015.

Why We Exercise Part 2 of 2

Erwood Group

During my first meeting with this group, I specifically asked the simple question: Why haven’t you done a functional failover exercise in the past? Yet, every time the team submitted a request to conduct a functional failover exercise operations would reject it and say it was too critical.

Time to Fight Back Against Ransomware: Zerto Will Show You How

Zerto

Through recovery operations such journal file-level restores (JFLR), move, failover test & live failover, Zerto can restore an application to a point in time prior to infection. Failover testing ensures that if an actual failover is needed, the failover will perform as expected.

Minimizing Dependencies in a Disaster Recovery Plan

AWS Disaster Recovery

What if the very tools that we rely on for failover are themselves impacted by a DR event? In this post, you’ll learn how to reduce dependencies in your DR plan and manually control failover even if critical AWS services are disrupted. Failover plan dependencies and considerations.

Combining SAP HANA System Replication with Continuous Storage Replication

Pure Storage

It’s easy to set up and usually the SAP application or SAP BASIS team does the configuration and controls the failovers. . This will dramatically reduce how much time it will take for the full failover to happen.

Lowering Azure VMs Recovery Time with Pure Cloud Block Store and Azure Automation

Pure Storage

Recovery plans are an Azure Site Recovery feature; they define a step-by-step process for VM failover. The steps are either pre-action or post-action and can be either manual action or a script to execute steps during a failover.

Implementing Multi-Region Disaster Recovery Using Event-Driven Architecture

AWS Disaster Recovery

We highlight the benefits of performing DR failover using event-driven, serverless architecture, which provides high reliability, one of the pillars of AWS Well Architected Framework. The event-driven serverless architecture performs failover by updating the weights of the Route 53 record.

Supply Chain Resiliency: Beyond Third-Party Risk Programs

FS-ISAC

IT organizations have mainly focused on physical disaster recovery - how easily can we failover to our DR site if our primary site is unavailable. Once this is architected, you can easily test resiliency from one platform to another, as you would test a full data center failover.

Field Notes: Protecting Domain-Joined Workloads with CloudEndure Disaster Recovery

AWS Disaster Recovery

When designing a Disaster Recovery plan, one of the main questions we are asked is how Microsoft Active Directory will be handled during a test or failover scenario. Scenario 1: Full Replication Failover. You take the on-premises Active Directory, and failover to another Region.

Don’t Pay the Ransom: Keep Your Data Protected with Auto-on SafeMode

Pure Storage

And it allows you to test failover without disrupting applications or workloads, increasing your confidence in new protection mechanisms that have no effect on your existing, continual replication. Attacks on your data become more sophisticated every day.

Disaster Recovery (DR) for a Third-party Interactive Voice Response on AWS

AWS Disaster Recovery

Let’s see how the SIP trunk termination on the AWS network handles the failover scenario of a third-party IVR application installed on Amazon EC2 at the DR site. Based on these health checks, the NLB will do the routing and the failover.

Now is the Time to Shift to Disaster Recovery as a Cloud-Based Service

Solutions Review

So IT leaders running production workloads on VMware on-premises can partner with the cloud provider to ensure a comparable VMware environment will be available as a failover destination in the cloud. The financial advantages of DRaaS in the public cloud stem from the fact that cloud data storage can be quite economical, and in many cases, compute and network resources can be provisioned for failover only when needed, reducing the cost of recovery site resources.

Creating a Multi-Region Application with AWS Services – Part 2, Data and Replication

AWS Disaster Recovery

Failover routing is also automatically handled if the connectivity or availability to a bucket changes. Failover testing can happen by utilizing managed planned failover , which will change the active write cluster to another Region while keeping the replication topology intact.

Disaster Recovery (DR) Architecture on AWS, Part I: Strategies for Recovery in the Cloud

AWS Disaster Recovery

All requests are now switched to be routed there in a process called “failover.” For tighter RTO/RPO objectives, the data is maintained live, and the infrastructure is fully or partially deployed in the recovery site before failover.

Disaster Recovery (DR) Architecture on AWS, Part III: Pilot Light and Warm Standby

AWS Disaster Recovery

The left AWS Region is the primary Region that is active, and the right Region is the recovery Region that is passive before failover. Failover re-directs production traffic from the primary Region (where you have determined the workload can no longer run) to the recovery Region.

Keeping Up with Today’s Data Protection Challenges

Zerto

a manager of IT infrastructure and resiliency at Asian Paints, a consumer goods company, Zerto is essential for replication of virtual appliances, failover automation, and failback processes at their DR site. The data protection workload grows more challenging with every passing year.