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DR in the Cloud

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Centennial Lakes Office Park, 3601 West 76th St. Edina, MN 55435 - Training Room, Suite 275 (Building has "Microsoft" on the top)

DR in the Cloud - Presented by CenturyLink

Presentation Outline
I.  Risks and challenges 

II.  Solution Designs
    Different Scenarios
    Other variables that affect uptime
III.  How to Effectively manage Multi-Cloud Environments

Robert Vespestad and Mariann Lessard will discuss their perspectives on potential risks, challenges, and solutions to cloud environments.  They have worked with a wide variety of clients from small to large enterprises and will share experiences from past customers.  This presentation is geared toward leaders, influencers and anyone who is looking to learn about business continuity and risk mitigation during migration, disaster recovery in the cloud and effective management of multi-cloud environments.

Mariann Lessard – Solutions Engineer
Mariann has been with Centurylink for 16 years and has extensive background in Network, Voice, and Disaster Recovery solutions.  As a Solutions Engineer, Mariann works with clients from a wide variety of industries including financial, manufacturing, healthcare and retail.  
Robert Vespestad – Hosting Engineer
Robert has more than 30 years of experience in all facets of technology.  As a Hosting Engineer, his expertise is in data center, cloud and hosting solutions.  Prior to joining Centurylink, Robert was the VP of IT for a Fortune 500 commodities company.


Networking Event after Member Meeting – 3PM to 4PM


Please feel free to stay after the member meeting for a facilitated conversation about DR / BC exercises led by Tanea Thompson and Matt Schillerstrom.  It’ll be a casual table conversation about what exercises they have been working on as well as what they want to work on for next year.  We are hoping we can get a few member participants to join us and network, learn and share what you have worked on this year too!  Takeaways:  Real examples of exercises as well as ideas for next year!

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