Best Practices in Developing an IT Disaster Recovery Plan
Disaster Recovery Series - Part I
Date: 28th August 2013
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 60 minutes
This webinar introduces the key concepts and components that go into architecting and implementing an IT DR Plan and the best practices therein. Covering the entire flow from Disaster to Recovery. All explained with an experts perspective and cemented by a case study of a real life DR Plan. Take a few minutes and join us for this webinar.
The webinar would cover:
- The six R’s of Recovery
- Major plan components
- Contents of DR Plan
- DR Teams
Asst General Manager - Product Management
Vijaykumar Kulkarni serves as Assistant General Manager- Product Management in Netmagic Solutions, an NTT Communications group company and India’s only datacenter infrastructure lifecycle management (DILM) solution.
With an experience of over 16 years, he is an expert in IT Disaster Recovery Consulting, Solutions, Implementation & Program Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, Product/ Services Lifecycle Management and Information Security. His experience spans various industry sectors such as Banking, Financial Services, Stock Brokerage and Telecommunications.
Mr. Kulkarni has an Engineering degree with a specialization in Electronics and a Masters degree in Information Management. He also armed with a multitude of professional certifications. He is a certified IT DR Professional from CORE Integrated Management Systems, certified Business Continuity Certified Expert (BCCE) from BCMI, Singapore and BS 25999 BCM Lead Auditor from BSI Management Systems and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). He has successfully completed training in BC in the Supply Chain, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, PMP and ITIL V3.
"For the last four years we have hosted our core business applications with Netmagic. Netmagic has ensured highly available, scalable and dynamic IT infrastructure that delivers a high quality trading experience to our customers. This partnership with Netmagic has enabled us to manage costs associated with building IT infrastructure internally and we do not have to worry about power supply and operations management. The engagement and involvement of the Netmagic team in understanding our requirement is good and has helped us a lot,"
Having a website that was available 24x7 was crucial because readers come to our site for business related updates. With Netmagic Solutions as our technology partner, we have been able to provide our customers with a consistent and enhanced portal experience. We're happy with Netmagic's team support and their response to any request we submit. Our association with them has indeed been fruitful.
We have been with Netmagic for a very long time. Both companies have grown together from start-ups. Netmagic enabled our growth by providing us with good reliable service, flexibility, scalability at good prices.
One of the key aspects which helped us choose Netmagic was the knowledge bank that the technical and business teams at Netmagic possess – as well as the understanding of our business criticality. To quote an example, we have a few in-house developed applications that had some issues porting onto the cloud model. Netmagic's timely advice and support to smoothly manage this challenge and get optimum performance was commendable
The good thing about Netmagic is that they manage their servers very well–technical knowledge on how to run a data center was the key reason of us to choose Netmagic. Processes for seamless monitoring, implementation and configuration of hosted infra and the security process at Netmagic was very impressive and as per our needs
We have been running Electron for over a year and an half at BSE. Netmagic’s service levels have not dropped, the team is accessible and their turnaround time (TAT) to any operational situation is fast. It is easy to reach their senior management team, which has helped build confidence in Netmagic’s abilities to handle hosting of Elektron efficiently.
We have worked out a model with Netmagic where our spend on IT is not only cost efficient but also gives us the flexibility to manage our cash flows. We adopted a linear way of allocating IT spends where we do not have to provision for a huge CapEx initially and we only pay for what we use.
Our core focus has been customer delight through our core offerings and we did not want to deal with any technical headaches. In addition, we planned to roll out new services like futures trading, currency deliverables and mobile trading. That is why we decided to focus on our strategic value proposition and go in for a reliable hosting partner-Netmagic
One of the key reasons for choosing Netmagic as our Infrastructure Evolution Partner was that most renowned eCommerce websites are hosted there to start with. Added advantage is that all our requirements from server hosting to cloud services, monitoring and management are all catered to by one single partner
"Migrating a large SAP environment from one facility to another while ensuring zero downtime was always going to be a significant challenge. Netmagic’s project management team and engineers worked closely with us to ensure a smooth and seamless migration of the SAP systems and network elements that exceeded our expectations."