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Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain … The Reality of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

September 18, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm MST


Join MHA Consulting for Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain … The Reality of DR as a Service (DRaaS) at DRJ Fall World in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday, September 18, 2017.

In many ways, organizations have some level of DRaaS with their SaaS or IaaS providers. But for our discussion, DRaaS will be related to managed environments and not any SaaS solutions. In this lively session, we will use a real-world client perspective to walk you through the steps required on multiple levels to prepare your environment for implementation of a DRaaS solution.

  • Is your IT organization ready for DR as a Service (DRaaS)?
  • How is DRasS similar to and different from in-house recovery?
  • What is the reality of getting your critical systems and applications into a DR as a Service (DRaaS) service provider?
  • What are your short term and long term costs?
  • What should you outsource completely rather than doing it yourself?
  • Can you successfully achieve your recovery objectives?
  • How do you integrate DRaaS with other recovery environments?


A privately held company located in Phoenix, Arizona, MHA is a proven leader in Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery Planning, IT best practices, and data center moves. Since 1999, we have helped protect trillions of dollars in global-market assets across an expansive range of companies and industries in the United States and abroad. MHA provides Business Continuity Management services that offer solutions that assist organizations with the analysis, development, implementation, and ongoing performance of plans that ensure the availability of critical business processes and Information Technology systems. We assist our clients in maintaining continuous operation of their critical business processes and IT resources – as well as meeting compliance requirements, reducing risk, and instilling investor confidence – all through effective and efficient continuity planning and execution.

Michael Herrera is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MHA. In his role, Michael provides global leadership to the entire set of industry practices and horizontal capabilities within MHA. Under his leadership, MHA has become a leading provider of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services to organizations on a global level. He is also the founder of BCMMETRICS, a leading cloud based tool designed to assess business continuity compliance and residual risk. Michael is a well-known and sought after speaker on Business Continuity issues at local and national contingency planner chapter meetings and conferences. Prior to founding MHA, he was a Regional VP for Bank of America, where he was responsible for Business Continuity across the southwest region.

Richard Long is one of MHA’s practice team leaders for Technology and Disaster Recovery related engagements. He has been responsible for the successful execution of MHA business continuity and disaster recovery engagements in industries such as Energy & Utilities, Government Services, Healthcare, Insurance, Risk Management, Travel & Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Education. Prior to joining MHA, Richard held Senior IT Director positions at PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) and Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) and has been a senior leader across all disciplines of IT. He has successfully led international and domestic disaster recovery, technology assessment, crisis management, and risk mitigation engagements.



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