Some of my key takeaways involved emphasizing the importance of the points below. I've tried to illustrate them with points taken from my own experience as Director of Technology for a San Antonio school district. I honestly felt like the Hooper in the old Burt Reynolds movie.
- Recognizing the need: “Like Burt Reynolds in the Hooper car chase scene where every building collapses and fires blaze as Reynolds deftly navigates his vehicle through them, I felt like we were replacing obsolete equipment just as it failed,” I said as I shared my equipment replacement tale of adventure. Years of neglect had left servers with critical data ready to die.
- Clarifying the depth of the hole the organization is in: One way to do this was to make a table of failing physical servers and the need to virtualize them
- Presenting a plan to never be in that hole again. The next step involves an equipment replacement plan. And that is then followed by a disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
I'll have to link the second part (which contains the lion's share of insights) later.
Updated 11/18/17 to include link to Part 2 of When Disaster Strikes
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