Episode Summary

 iland Cloud Technologist Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Cato Grace, Phil Sellers, and Will Urban for a conversation on resiliency in the cloud and what that really means. They discuss how to use the cloud to ensure your applications and data have the resiliency your business needs. Is it a matter of when, not if, your resiliency will be put to the test? 


Cato Grace
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Phil Sellers
Platform Engineering Manager, AmWINS Group

Will Urban
Senior Marketing Technologist, iland

Cloud Conversations

Topic 1

[03:07] On the last episode, we discussed reliable clouds that are architected to eliminate downtime — some providing as high as 100 percent SLAs. Is there still a need to provide backup or disaster recovery for applications and data in these clouds?

Topic 2

[09:29] How should customers evaluate the backup and recovery options, if any, that a cloud provider offers?

Topic 3

[17:19] When considering using the cloud for protecting an on-premises infrastructure, is cloud backup a good place to start for being able to use the cloud for recovery? When does replication to the cloud become the right solution?

Cloud Bites

[01:15] “Resiliency in the cloud is really about forethought and planning. All the tools are there, it’s up to you to use them.” – Phil Sellers 

[01:43] “I find that the number of people who haven’t put any thought into availability is still surprisingly large.” – Cato Grace 

[05:55] “It’s really a conversation around risk and what’s an acceptable amount of risk for a company to accept.” – Phil Sellers 

[06:24] “What are the crown jewels? What is our core functionality that we can’t survive without? Then what are the nice-to-haves?” – Phil Sellers 

[13:05] “Buyer beware. Just like it is with anything else. Spend the time to understand what it is and understand what it’s going to provide.” – Brian Knudtson 

[16:02] “It doesn’t matter if your data is somewhere else safe. If you can’t get to it in a reasonable amount of time, you’re just as well as not having that data.” – Will Urban

[18:20] “Backup is usually the first thing that they dip their toe into because it doesn’t hurt if it goes bad.” – Will Urban

[23:59] “For a customer that’s looking for a resiliency play or a cloud play as kind of their first thing, backup and DR really makes a lot of sense.” – Phil Sellers

“Resiliency in the cloud is really about forethought and planning. All the tools are there, it’s up to you to use them.”


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