What does Stack Exchange do when disaster strikes?

Find out at LOPSA-East (formerly PICC) May 3-4, 2013, New Brunswick, NJ

(Early Bird Registration ends April 1st! http://lopsa-east.org Space is limited!)

In late October of 2012, Hurricane Sandy was wreaking havoc on the east coast. It was the second costliest hurricane in US history causing widespread power and service disruptions. George Beech, a System Aministrator at Stack Overflow, will be presenting a talk at LOPSA-East 2013 about their successful failover to a backup datacenter and what it took to keep their primary New York City datacenter operational while implementing the Disaster Recovery plan.

This talk will focus mostly on Disaster Recovery and migration for a primarily windows based shop. Including:

  • SQL 2012 failover
  • DNS Migration
  • Dealing with long term shutdown of AD DC's
  • How their DR Plan survived it's encounter with reality
  • The 'Bucket Brigade'
  • 24/7 Staffing rotations
  • How three companies worked together (SquareSpace, Fog Creek, and Stack Exchange) to keep the lights on, and services running.

He will also spend a little bit of time talking about what happened at the 75 Broad st. facility - and the efforts of all involved to keep that datacenter up and running.

Early Bird Registration ends April 1st for the 2013 LOPSA-East conference, May 3-4, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in New Brunswick, NJ. IT professionals from the tri-state area and the entire east coast will be joining us for the most talked about community-driven IT conference of the year. You can find out more at http://lopsa-east.org

LOPSA-East begins Friday with an entire day of training offered by world class instructors. We have half day sessions on Team Efficiency, Configuration Management, Basic and Advanced PowerShell, IPV6 migration, and much more! The conference continues on Saturday, with more half day training sessions along with 45 minute presentations from invited speakers, 5 minute lightning talks, and 'birds of a feather' discussions on participant selected topics. (The entire training schedule can be found at http://lopsa-east.org/2013/lopsa-east-training/)

Register now! Save up to $197 by registering during the Early Bird pricing! Even larger discounts are available for students.

For more information and to register visit http://lopsa-east.org


LOPSA-East (http://lopsa-east.org) is produced by The New Jersey chapter of the League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) (http://lopsa.org). This will be the 4th annual conference, being held May 3-4, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in New Brunswick, NJ.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in CommunityConferences

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