In this webinar, we will look at
Are You Prepared for the True AD Disaster?

Have you ever experienced a major IT outage caused by issues with directory services such as Microsoft Active Directory? If not, you surely have heard about others that came into trouble here. Directory Services, with the Microsoft Active Directory still forming an essential part of the IT backbone in about 90% of medium-sized to large organizations, are critical for a working IT. If they fail, authentication fails (or, at best, stumbles). If data gets “corrupted”, this even can lead to the propagation of erroneous changes to other systems. SAP systems not working anymore because mass deletions from AD were propagated to SAP are not a one-of-a-kind disaster.

Directory Services must work. And if they fail, you must be able to put them back to work again rapidly. This requires a plan. This is where DR (Disaster Recovery) comes into play. It is not just about a tool for backup and for restore. DR is about a plan on how to restore, about defined responsibilities, about exercises, etc.

It also is aligned to monitoring of systems and to ITDR (Identity Threat Detection & Response): When do you need to act?

Speakers' Contributions

Martin Kuppinger, Principal Analyst at KuppingerCole Analysts, will look at the challenges many organizations are experiencing in DR situations and how to overcome these. He will put this into the broader context of BCM (Business Continuity Management) and Incident Response Planning, but also shed a light on why Microsoft Active Directory remains essential here for most organizations.

Guido Grillenmeier, Principal Technologist at Semperis, and Evgenij Smirnov, Senior Solutions Architect at Semperis, then will drill down in the details of how to make Microsoft Active Directory Disaster Recover work, from plan to execution.

Are You Prepared for the True AD Disaster?
Guido Grillenmeier Principal Technologist
Guido Grillenmeier
Guido Grillenmeier is the Principal Technologist of Semperis in EMEA. Based in Germany, Guido has been a Microsoft MVP for Directory Services for 12 years. He spent 20+ years at HP/HPE as Chief Engineer. A frequent presenter at technology conferences and contributor to technical...
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Martin Kuppinger Principal Analyst
Martin Kuppinger
Martin Kuppinger is Founder and Principal Analyst at KuppingerCole, a leading analyst company for identity focused information security, both in classical and in cloud environments. Prior to KuppingerCole, Martin wrote more than 50 IT-related books and is known  as a widely-read columnist...
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Evgenij Smirnov Senior Solutions Architect
Evgenij Smirnov
Evgenij Smirnov is a Senior Solutions Architect for the DACH region at Semperis. Based in Berlin, Evgenij can look back at a 20+ years career in IT and security consulting. An avid community contributor, a 4 times Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management, he is a frequent conference...
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