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We’ve Declared Disaster Mode. Now What?


Many organizations were recently forced into disaster mode. For some the transition was effective, others lucky, and almost all were faced with making decisions at some point without the proper processes in place. Most of the time the front-line decisions are the organization’s focus. While we cannot always know all the answers and many times guess at the best approach, we can discuss key components an organization can put in place for a proper disaster framework.

This presentation will discuss methodologies to establish the proper framework and help ensure the background resources such as

  • Emergency management plans for declaring a disaster, updating business continuity plans, and ultimately recovering from the declared disaster
  • Successes and Lessons Learned:
    • Clarifying “Essential employees,” getting them through the man trap, check-in, and other possible contamination bottlenecks, and pandemic challenges unique to data centers
    • Potential risk areas associated with data centers

Presentation Outline

Defining a Disaster

The Three Key Plans

  • Emergency Management
  • Business Continuance
  • Disaster Recovery

The declaration, Pros’ and Cons’ learned from a disaster (example Corona Virus & Riots)

  • Business
  • Technical      
  • Resources
  • Facility

Successes and Lessons Learned


Oct 29 2020


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Chicago
  • Date: Oct 29 2020
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




  • .Jeff Gilmer | Excipio Consulting
    .Jeff Gilmer | Excipio Consulting
    Business Development Manager

    A senior partner with Excipio Consulting has more than thirty years’ experience in business, technology, and finance. He is a hands-on leader, recognized for exceptional management, process, methodology, and business acumen. He is effective in both restoring and building organizations through improved long-term process improvement and implementation of solid scalable methodologies. Excipio has completed hundreds of Data Center assessments in recent years, for small and large public and private sector organizations.

  • Bryan Fisher | Zerto
    Bryan Fisher | Zerto
    Cloud Architect

    Over last 25+ years, I have had the opportunity to work with highly talented people at companies that include IBM, Bank of America, Springs Industries, LendingTree, and Flexential. My passion for helping customers achieve their goals in an increasingly digital world led me to Zerto.

    Current focus is on helping Strategic Accounts provide a IT Resilience Platform™ that enables digital transformation, reduces downtime and data loss on their Multi-tenant Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud Solutions.

  • David Gillies | Enterprise Visions
    David Gillies | Enterprise Visions
    Technology Advisor

    My overarching focus is in helping prepare companies for long term success by leveraging NextGen technologies, without ignoring their current reality. A critical aspect of that is helping customers understand exactly what they have (licensing/software/hardware) before they make strategic technology decisions that can significantly affect the company for 3, 5 or even 10 years into the future.

    By representing several best of breed solutions that span industries from manufacturing to FINTECH, and medical (HIPAA and HITRUST), I am capable of being far more objective in helping companies choose technologies, as opposed to the typical single-threaded vendor/customer relationship.

    The best part is that my expertise is free of charge so there is no risk to engage me, but my expertise could play a big part in you making a better technology decision.

  • Derek Silar | Flexential
    Derek Silar | Flexential
    Solutions Architect

    Proven technology professional integrating progressive experience in channel sales for cloud service providers, value-added resellers and technology integrators. Skilled in the sales, design and delivery of integrated multi-cloud solutions for enterprise clients looking to IT transformations to power the next phase of their corporate growth.