Episode Summary

11:11 Systems Director of Product Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests David Klee, Cato Grace, and Erik Ableson for a conversation about the importance of recovering data to support cybersecurity and how to handle it differently in the cloud. A security incident is just another disaster waiting to happen, so make sure you plan and practice for it.


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Erik Ableson

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Cloud Conversations

Topic 1

[02:43] David, how can Cloud improve the recovery of data customers may have lost on premises?

Topic 2

[11:48] Cato, is that enough of a separation or should customers plan to recover to a completely different cloud provider? Or even I’ve heard of customers using their old equipment on premises as the disaster recovery location?

Topic 3

[19:32] Eric, what can customers do to ensure that cloud will be ready for them when they’re in the midst of a disaster?

Cloud Bites

[01:38] “Having a DR plan is great, testing it is what is really important.”  — Cato Grace 

[02:00] “Backups are useless unless you can actually recover it.” — David Klee 

[02:30] “If there isn’t a plan on how and where to restore the data, it may not be possible to bring it online when it is needed.” — Brian K

[04:10] “If we can actually test it easier, we’re going to be more inclined to test it more frequently, which is what you have to do.” — David Klee

[04:27] “And having that ability to dynamically scale your DR location is something that is just it’s impossible on prem.” — Cato Grace

[06:13] “Backups in disaster recovery are absolutely useless unless you can demonstrate not only that you can recover stuff, but that you can recover stuff to the point that you need meaning absolute minimum data loss and get this thing up and running quickly” — David Klee

[08:12] “I joke that cloud is inherently more secure than just about any on prem environment I’ve ever seen.” — David Klee

[19:45] “You have to have a plan. And the second part of a plan is you have to test it.” — Erik Ableson

[22:56] “So it’s really important that everybody in your infrastructure team is up to date and conscious of what the plans are” — Erik Ableson

[28:11] “Make D.R. operational. It’s just simply another thing that we do. You don’t think twice about it because it’s part of the routine.” — David Klee

“If we can actually test it easier, we’re going to be more inclined to test it more frequently, which is what you have to do.”


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