TABLE OF CONTENTS
42 – 10 Steps for Avoiding Data Center Disaster ...
According to Confucius, the Chinese philosopher, the cautious seldom err. However, when it
comes to data centers, human error is often the cause for unplanned downtime despite what I’m
sure are actions of well-intentioned individuals.
Page 50 — Data Center Design
By AHMAD MOSHIRI
46 – The Visual Perspective
Business continuity responsibilities within a large organization can take many forms. In a forward
focused and mature organization, the senior continuity planner will likely report to a senior risk
officer, COO, or CFO. In a less mature environment, the planner could be buried so deeply in
the organizational structure that they can’t even see daylight let alone a decision maker. This
reporting structure does not relieve the professional from their responsibilities of assessment
and reporting. While one structure might provide quick and decisive action and one might be an
exercise in futility, the requirements do not change. What is discovered must be disclosed.
By PATRICK RIDDER, MBCI, MBCP, CHPCP
50 – It’s a Whole New Ballgame
True sports fans know the terms by heart – wins, losses, points scored, points allowed, etc. It’s
become part of the everyday language when following our favorite teams. But there’s one term
just as important that you may not recognize: disaster recovery. Doesn’t ring a bell? Maybe not,
but it’s rapidly becoming a core driver of success for every professional team today.
By BRIAN VANDEGRIFT
54 – Managing Hybrid Backup and Recovery ...
Data will never stop growing, and the amount produced has already exceeded everyone’s
expectations. In 2011, there were about 1. 8 trillion gigabytes of data in the world, which IDC
expects to more than double every two years moving forward. As an example of this rapid data
growth, in January 2012, the Library of Congress Web archive contained more than 285 terabytes of data. That’s almost three times the total data traffic on the entire Internet in 1993, but
still less than one and a half ten millionths of a percent of all data worldwide today!
By SETH GOODLING
Page 64 — Spring World 2013
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
58 – Five Data Center Tips for BC Planning
Business continuity planning (BCP) should cover an organization’s ability to avoid major
business disruption from a disaster while addressing the principal concerns of business risk
mitigation and protecting and preventing lost data. Business transactions delivered from the data
center pose major challenges to business continuity.
8 – From The President’s Desk
By BOB ARNOLD
10 – Editorial Advisory Board
By BOBBY WILLIAMS, MBCI, MBCP
68 – BCI
76 – PPBI
77 – 2013 Other Services Survey
81 – Upcoming Events
82 – News Briefs
84 – Disaster Recovery Directory
86 – Planning Group Contacts
88 – Advertisers Index
By SUNIL CHERIAN
60 – Best Laid Plans in Recovery Program Delivery
Shoot for the stars. Aim for the moon. Settle for lift off. This chain of events is all too common
when it comes to delivery of an organization’s business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/
By JEFF GARRISON
64 – Attendees Rank DRJ Conference a Huge Success
Spring World 2013 was a resounding success for attendees and exhibitors! This conference
was held March 17 – 20 in Orlando, Florida at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. It attracted
hundreds of industry practitioners from around the globe. Each attendee was greeted onsite
by DRJ’s management team, ensuring that each attendee had conference materials and their