Cosentry has announced the availability of its on-demand Disaster Recovery webinar. Cosentry’s VP of Product Management Craig Hurley teams with Kelly Morgan, research director at 451 Research, and Chris Cicotte, principal cloud architect at EMC Corporation, to discuss lessons learned from natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy and how to leverage cloud-based resources to ensure any company is prepared with the proper solution. Access the webinar here:

According to the Uptime Institute, 46% of enterprises reported one or more 'business-impacting' outages at their data centers in the past year. In addition, the Ponemon Institute/Emerson survey states that companies can lose up to $7,900 per minute of downtime. 

“Application dependency has increased in every business segment with at least one mission-critical application that calls for a recovery time objective (RTO) of four hours or less,” said Morgan. “Balancing these risks with appropriate mitigation efforts will improve data recovery results for almost any disaster.”

“Disaster recovery planning is all about ensuring quick application and data recovery while also improving availability of key business systems,” said Cicotte. “It’s paramount that organizations obtain proper advice and partner with trusted organizations to ensure the best possible outcome for network downtime events.”

Cosentry’s new on-demand webinar brings industry experts together to discuss the best practices — proven to prevent or shorten the amount of downtime experienced during unplanned outages. Common questions addressed on the webinar include but are not limited to:

  • How much would an average outage cost?
  • What type of disaster recovery plan leads to quicker recovery or helps avoid being affected by one?
  • What are the benefits of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)?
  • How can disaster recovery leverage a cloud platform?

“Disaster recovery planning cannot be an afterthought, it must be embedded into management routines,” said Hurley. “This informative webinar will serve as a resource for any organization seeking to either improve upon current disaster recovery plans or take their initial steps to develop a cohesive approach to protect their data assets.”