IT Operations Management (ITOM)

Disasters Happen – How Will You Respond?

Disasters Happen – How Will You Respond?


The following is a guest post by Megan Glick, HPE Product Marketing Manager

Disasters – natural and otherwise – are a consistent threat we all live with.  While unpredictable, they’re not uncommon.  According to the latest Forrester survey, 1 in 3 companies have declared a disaster in the last 5 years.  Even more shockingly, more than 40 percent of respondents said they were only partially prepared or not at all prepared.*  Even companies that do have some kind of disaster recovery plan in place, often don’t have the resources and time to adequately test or update their disaster recovery plans and understandably so.  The cost associated with being unable to quickly or adequately recover when a disaster does occur, can be even more troublesome.


Without the sufficient tools in place, creating, testing, and updating disaster recovery plans can be daunting.  This often necessitates largely manual processes and subject-matter-experts whose time is limited and valuable.  But what if you could eliminate these roadblocks and easily and efficiently create a disaster recovery plan that was automated, predictable, flexible, and testable?   

With automation and orchestration, you can easily standardize processes and workflows and create a system of record.  This allows you to automate the repetitive tasks associated with Disaster Recovery and orchestrate these processes across teams, tools, and environments.  The Disaster Recovery plan can then be called up at any time.  The process is simple and efficient:


HPE Operations Orchestration software uses IT process automation to enhance the ease and effectiveness of your disaster recovery planning process while ensuring the best use of your IT staff. In short, you can now automate for a better Disaster Recovery service, protect the business and realize valuable productivity benefits. Recover right, recover fast.

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*Forrester/Disaster Recovery Journal. November 2013 Global Disaster Recovery Preparedness Online Survey.

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About the Author


Nimish Shelat is currently focused on Datacenter Automation and IT Process Automation solutions. Shelat strives to help customers, traditional IT and Cloud based IT, transform to Service Centric model. The scope of these solutions spans across server, network, database and middleware infrastructure. The solutions are optimized for tasks like provisioning, patching, compliance, remediation and processes like Self-healing Incidence Remediation and Rapid Service Fulfilment, Change Management and Disaster Recovery. Shelat has 23 years of experience in IT, 20 of these have been at HP spanning across networking, printing , storage and enterprise software businesses. Prior to his current role as a Manager of Product Marketing and Technical Marketing, Shelat has held positions as Software Sales Specialist, Product Manager, Business Strategist, Project Manager and Programmer Analyst. Shelat has a B.S in Computer Science. He has earned his MBA from University of California, Davis with a focus on Marketing and Finance.