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This week we welcome NetApp IT to the show again to discuss data governance and how they’re applying security policies to data inside our own organization.  Ensuring that your data is not just protected, but also secure, is an important, but often overlooked, aspect of any deployment.  But, Operational Point Objectives (OPO) take things a step further by defining the business impact associated with data.  The methodology used helps IT to quickly assess the needs of the infrastructure for backup and recovery by categorizing the data according to its impact.  Not only that, but the OPO data significantly improves the recovery plan in the event of a disaster by providing a clearly defined priority for services.


Today we have a full house with Ken Socko, Enterprise Architect at NetApp.  We also welcome back old friends, and frequent guests, Evan Miller (@evancmiller), Enterprise Architect for NetApp, Eduardo Rivera (@mredrivera), Storage Architect for NetApp, and Stetson Webster (@stetsonwebster), Storage Architect for NetApp.


Is the data you store important to the business?  Is ensuring the most critical applications are brought online first in the event of a disaster?  This episode is a can’t miss if you have data protection and recoverability policies for your business critical applications!



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Andrew Sullivan

Andrew has worked in the information technology industry for over 10 years, with a rich history of database development, DevOps experience, and virtualization. He is currently focused on storage and virtualization automation, and driving simplicity into everyday workflows.