eWEEK – June 6, 2017

Data is the lifeblood of any enterprise. However, backup and data recovery investments can be difficult to sell internally because their benefits aren’t readily apparent on the bottom line.

Just like any insurance policy, these systems matter most when the unpredictable happens, such as a hurricane, fire, flood, or cyber-attack. With data and cyber-security in the spotlight, enterprises of all sizes are taking a closer look at how to cope if and when a breach or other incident that impacts the business occurs. Having a well-designed disaster recovery plan can be the difference between bouncing back from an incident or going under.

This eWEEK slide show highlights the key components an effective DR plan should have, as outlined by Larry Novak, cloud recovery service manager at ViaWest. With over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, Larry has held a range of IT roles, from CIO and Vice President for the Americas for Samsonite Corporation to Systems Security Engineer for Honeywell. At ViaWest, his focus is on providing enterprise-wide disaster recovery services to ViaWest clients. Throughout his career, Larry has worked with companies with large, complex IT environments and helped re-engineer business processes with technology solutions to improve organizational effectiveness and preparedness.

ViaWest disaster recovery services include design, management and support for successful recovery efforts based on the client’s specific and unique infrastructure, application set and business requirements. Our Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service platform is easy to use, reliable and scalable. Our dedicated technical staff can design solutions that meet specific Recovery Point Objectives and Recovery Time Objectives. Additionally, we offer database disaster recovery solutions as well as services for sales qualified lead servers and open-source database assets.

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