SOURCE: Cosentry


January 28, 2015 08:07 ET

Cosentry Teams With EMC and 451 Research for Disaster Recovery Webinar

On-Demand Resource Details Methods to Meet the Needs of "Always On" IT

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2015) - Cosentry, the leading Midwest IT Solutions Provider, today 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 percent 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 Kelly Morgan, Research Director at 451 Research. "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," Chris Cicotte, Principal Cloud Architect at EMC stated. "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," Chris Hurley, Cosentry's VP of Product Management said. "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."

To view the on-demand business continuity webinar, please access here:

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Cosentry is a trusted Midwest IT Solutions Provider, offering solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. Our customers can feel confident, knowing their IT Infrastructure is operating at the highest level of reliability, performance, and security. Cosentry has over a decade of experience providing data center services including Colocation, Cloud, Managed Hosting, and Managed Services. We operate as our client's local business partner, taking the time to truly understand their business while tailoring our solutions to meet each client's unique business and technical requirements. Whether virtualizing, consolidating, optimizing, or fully outsourcing data center and IT infrastructure, businesses can rely on Cosentry for help with resilient and versatile solutions -- for more information, contact us at (866) 500-7661 or visit us at

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