Business continuity and disaster recovery documentation and methodologies can be onerous and time consuming. Collecting information about services and requirements for a business to continue in case of catastrophe is an expensive exercise tying up employees. Configuration management tools used as a system of record for building DR plans can speed up the process as well as create a reliable and repeatable process for keeping plans up to date. This talk will address some areas in which CM tools can aid in DR planning.
Mandi's slides are available on slideshare.
Mandi Walls (@lnxchk) is a Senior Technical Evangelist with Chef. For Chef, she travels the world helping organizations increase their effectiveness using configuration management. Her prior experiences include running large websites for AOL, including www.aol.com, moviefone.com, and games.com, and managing scientific computing resources at NIH. She is the author of the ebook Building a DevOps Culture, published by O'Reilly.