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Have we been fooling ourselves about resilience testing? Find out at DRJ Spring 2022

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Resilience testing is a crucial part of any ITDR program, from single-component to full-scale data center failover. It reassures management and regulators. But how effective is the testing itself?

Data center tests typically take 12-16 weeks of planning and around 85% of test days end up being successful. But if you had a major incident or catastrophic loss for real, how different would the outcome be? You certainly wouldn’t have those weeks to put together a response - time is of the essence and you’d want to ensure there was as little impact on the customer as possible.

This is why we’re asking - have we been fooling ourselves about testing? Is everyone really as secure as their planned testing suggests they are?

This is the subject of our session at DRJ Spring 2022 industry conference, March 20-23 in Orlando, Florida. The Cutover team will also be around to talk testing and all things operational resilience, so don’t forget to stop by booth 416 if you’re there!

 

Are you as secure as your resilience testing suggests?

Does your resilience testing accurately demonstrate your level of preparedness for a real-world outage? Mobilizing hundreds of people over several weeks for a planned test is certainly a challenge, but nothing compared to mobilizing all those people and the resources required to rapidly respond to a dynamic threat.

Orchestrating this challenge is no mean feat and is often made harder when grappling with outdated tooling and trying to fit complex flows of work into spreadsheets.

If you’re interested in learning more, stop by Cutover’s booth at DRJ Spring 2022 and make sure to join our session, where operational resilience expert Mark Heywood and ITDR executive Mike Gibeaut will be sharing stories and debunking myths about resilience testing, don’t miss it!

Where: Room Coronado D-E (or online!)

When: Breakout Track 1, Session 4, Monday, March 21 at 12:45 pm EST

Who: Mark Heywood, Resilience Expert and Michael Gibeaut, CTO, Northpointe Bank

Also, don’t forget to visit booth 416 on Monday at 3.15 pm to see a Cutover in action - you’ll also be in with a chance of winning a North Face jacket!

 

​​Don’t miss your chance to learn more about how you can improve your testing and increase resilience. Register for the event and be sure to follow all the updates on our LinkedIn (Cutover) or Twitter (@gocutover) and via #DRJSpring.

 

Find out more about how Cutover can help you improve your IT Disaster Recovery, or read our white paper on why you still need disaster recovery in the age of resilience.