2011 has already confirmed the importance of having a robust disaster recovery solution in place. The natural disasters that have hit Queensland and other areas have shown the substantial impact that a disaster (natural or otherwise) can have on an unprepared organisation.
Ingram Micro, in partnership with Cisco, VMware, EMC and Veeam, will present a webinar on preparing a disaster proofing solution at a price within the reach of most IT budgets.
This is an area of significant opportunity for resellers as SMBs grapple with resolving the question: Can we afford disaster recovery? Disaster Proofing SMB Solutions will deliver some price sensitive solutions to help resolve that question.
The webinar will concentrate on:
- The challenges around existing disaster recovery solutions and compare them with existing SMB architectures.
- Possible solutions using Cisco servers and networking, Iomega and EMC storage, VMware server virtualisation and Veeam backup and recovery.
- How such solutions can address common SMB primary and DR scenarios.
There will be an interactive demonstration in which the products can be viewed together and you can see how to restore an environment to a disaster recovery site.
Experts will also provide tips and tricks to help position disaster recovery solutions to SMB customers.
Andrew Firth, Solutions Architect, Ingram Micro
Andrew Firth facilitates the design of storage and virtualisation solutions with key Ingram Micro business partners and is part of the Virtual Computing Environment team, a coalition of three market leaders, VMware, Cisco and EMC. He is also a member of the EMC Elite Club and the VMware vChampions Club which consist of a hand-picked team of Australia's best EMC and VMware technical people who are able to take problem-solving to a whole new level.
ITIL and SNIA certified, Andrew has worked with many Managed Service Providers to assist with developing their ITaaS and Cloud strategies. Andrew provides high-end, technical pre-sales support and solution design backed by more than a decade's worth of in-depth technical knowledge.
Mark Johnson, Solutions Architect, Ingram Micro
Mark Johnson brings considerable value to his current role in facilitating the Partner resources for the design of storage and virtualisation solutions as part of Ingram Micro's Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) team - a coalition of three market leaders, VMware, Cisco and EMC.
Mark has over 15 years of IT experience, having cut his teeth on the customer side as the infrastructure manager of an enterprise law firm. This provided valuable exposure to the challenges of presenting complex IT solutions to C-level audiences which meet both application and business needs.
In recent years, both Andrew and Mark have worked with systems integrators in the design of robust and scalable storage and virtualisation projects for a wide range of different clients with a wider range of business needs.
Matthew Sainsbury, Editor - ARN Magazine
Matthew Sainsbury is the editor for ARN Magazine and will be moderating the webcast.