Implementing A Business Continuity Architecture

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Presentation for VMworld 2008 on designing choices and decisions for business continuous Computing Infrastructure

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  • Designing and Implementing a Business Continuity Architecture Breakout Session #2543 Christopher Janoch Sr. Network Engineer / Architect, Powell Goldstein, LLP September 18, 2008 Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • Designing and Implementing a Business Continuity Architecture A Case Study of: Powell Goldstein, LLP Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • Christopher Janoch Senior Network Engineer / Infrastructure Architect VMware Certified Professional DoubleTake Certified Engineer Zantaz Certified Engineer ITIL Certified Experience in designing DR and BCP infrastructure in Legal Industries Financial Industries Construction Industries Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • Powell Goldstein, LLP Business View 200 Lawyer Firm (600 Users) Offices in Atlanta, Washington DC, Dallas, and Charlotte Technical View Primarily Microsoft-based Technology 200+ Servers Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • High Availability (HA) A system that can provide a continuous service by detecting hardware, node or application failures and automatically reconfiguring the system appropriately. Fault-Tolerant Disk Array Redundant Power Source / UPS Redundant Network Connections Multiple Endpoint Service Clusters Failover Clusters Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • Disaster Recovery (DR) A system to aid in the process of restoring operations critical to the resumption of business (communications, data, workspace) after a natural or man-made disaster. Backup / Restore 4-Hr Replacement Service Contracts Alternate Staging Site for Servers & Workstations Rebuild and Reinstall Affected Systems Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • Business Continuity Process (BCP) A system aimed at allowing an organization to continue functioning after (and ideally, during) a disaster, rather than simply being able to recover after a disaster. Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • Why do you need a plan? Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • Protection Strategies are Insurance Fast, Best, or Cheap Choose any two! $$$ vs. SPEED vs. RISK Choose any two! You get what you pay for, But dont pay too much! Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • YOU need to be the one with a complete PLAN No one solution or vendor will adequately cover all needs. No one methodology will cover all situations. Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • How do you make a plan? Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • A Team-Oriented Approach is Needed Too many people involved and nothing gets done. Committee Effect Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • A Team-Oriented Approach is Needed Not enough people and nothing gets done thoroughly. Limited Focus and Few Opportunities Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • A Team-Oriented Approach is Needed Department Management Project Management System Engineers Support Teams Business Representatives Vendors / Consultants Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • A Team-Oriented Approach is Needed Department Management Project Management BCP System Engineers DESIGN TEAM Support Teams Business Representatives Vendors / Consultants Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • Ideas & Solutions are Directed to a Core Design Team Business Function Application Staff Users Representatives Engineers User Support Application Manager BCP Design Team Contributions are added by users that know the Applications and Business Functions the best. Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • BCP Compass Where are We? Maintenance Analysis Implementation Solution Design Organizational Vendor Acceptance Selection Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • BCP MAP Where Are We Going? User Access Data Application Services Infrastructure Services Communications Environment Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • BCP MAP Where Are We Going? User Access Data Application Services Infrastructure Services Communications Environment Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • BCP MAP Where Are We Going? User Access Technology Stuff Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • BCP MAP Where Are We Going? User Access Data Most Design Work Application Services Infrastructure Services Most Communications Troublesome Environment Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • Determine your Recovery Objectives Maintenance Analysis Implementation Solution Design Organizational Vendor Acceptance Selection In some cases, the SERVICE is top priority In others the DATA is more critical Dont Rely on ITs judgment alone! Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • BCP RULER Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • BCP RULER Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • BCP RULER Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • BCP RULER Recovery Solutions Backup/Restore Backup/Restore Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com
  • Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com Recovery Solutions Server Rebuild Backup/Restore Continuous Backup Continuous Backup BCP RULER Backup/Restore
  • Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com Recovery Solutions Server Rebuild Backup/Restore Continuous Backup Cold Standby Server Continuous Backup BCP RULER Backup/Restore
  • Christopher.Janoch@pogolaw.com Recovery Solutions Server Rebuild Backup/Restore Continuous Backup Cold Standby Server Asynchronous Replication Synchronous Replication Synchronous Replication Asynchronous Replication Continuous Backup BCP RULER Back