Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Series

DR – Ensuring Data Center Business Continuity

Duration: 3hrs

This course begins by immersing the learner in a full scale disaster, getting them to think about all the elements involved in not only recovering data, but also ensuring that the overall business runs as per expectations. It then describes what business continuity is, citing well known events, and where disaster recovery fits in. The course is then extended to explain common business continuity strategies and looks at standards, in particular ISO22301, to see how current standards tackle this important facet of business life.

DR – Data Center Disaster Recovery Planning

Duration: 5hrs

Initial content is management-focused, covering the role of individuals and groups responsible for creating, modifying, and testing the organization's Business Continuity Disaster Recovery (BCDR) program. It explains broadly the tasks that need to be performed and the consequences should they fail.

DR – Data Center Backup and Recovery Strategies

Duration: 5hrs

Initial content focuses on the importance for organizations to properly protecting their digital assets from data loss and data corruption. An overview of common data center backup strategies and methods is provided along with details on how encryption is used to safeguard backups. The benefits of using Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS) technologies is presented and the various configurations available with this solution are covered in detail. Cloud based facilities such as Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), and Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS), are discussed, describing the benefits and challenges of each.