Abstract: Pepperdine University Out of State Disaster Recovery Site

Presenter(s): Brian Aasen, Pepperdine University • Kevin Phan, Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University’s IT team will describe how they are using virtualization and site-recovery technology to perform disaster recovery simulations between their Malibu, California data center and a commercial, tier III site in Phoenix, Arizona. The team has already succeeded in real-time, automated failover and failback of production Oracle databases between both sites. They are currently in the testing phase for automated recovery of DNS and MS Exchange mail services. Future plans to convert this out-of-state site into Pepperdine’s primary data center serving its five Southern California campuses will also be shared.