How to Protect Your Applications from a Zombie Apocalypse and Other Less Likely Disaster Scenarios

July 19, 2013 by Diana Nolting

A zombie apocalypse is no excuse for your applications and critical systems to be down. Don’t let the walking dead catch your business off guard. Prepare your infrastructure for whatever comes its way by setting up a simple, easy and affordable recovery solution in the cloud.

This year on Thursday, July 25th at Indy VMUG Demo Days, Bluelock’s CTO Pat O’Day and Solutions Architect and vExpert Jake Robinson will team up with VCDX and vExpert Chris Wahl to arm your team with the knowledge and technology that will allow you to successfully, quickly, recover from a Zombie Apocalypse and other less likely disaster scenarios.   

This readiness session will highlight the current state of application risk, likelihood and types of potential disaster scenarios, and showcase the steps involved in architecting your applications and workloads for the best type of protection.  With one hand reaching for your bug-out bag and the other on your keyboard, it’s important to be able to act quickly and know which applications won’t matter and which ones need to be the last applications standing when the walkers get to your front door.   

The speakers will highlight RaaS use cases for VMware virtualized workloads, demonstrate simple self-service capabilities to declare and test with the click of a button and show how your applications can be quickly and efficiently protected for total recovery with no time wasted on putting the pieces back together.

Each attendee of this session will walk away with a “zExpert” certification to ensure his or her own datacenter is protected from any future zombie outbreak that may occur.

The session will take place at 9:45 a.m. in room 205 of the Indiana Convention Center on Thursday, July 25th.  And, the best part is that the conference is free! Just click here to register as a VMUG member (if you’re not already) and visit the Indianapolis VMUG User Conference page ( to sign up for the event.


Don’t forget to stop by Bluelock’s booth on the show floor and register to win a Zombie Prize Pack.


Additional highlights at this can’t-miss event include:

·       Sessions delivered by some of the biggest names in the community, including Mike Laverick, David Davis, Jason Langone, Kendrick Coleman and Scott Lowe

·       Educational sessions from VMware on vCloud Director, SRM, Cloud, vCenter 5.1, vSphere, VDI, and more

·       The VCAP Test Track Contest – This is your chance to prove your stuff in a timed, live lab competition. Answer a one-question scenario that simulates the VCAP5-DCA exam, finish correctly within the allotted time, and you’re in the running!

·       A complimentary reception at Kilroy’s following the event