Take Bob Zandoli, chief information security officer (CISO) at MetLife Inc. He spearheaded an ambitious disaster recovery strategy that ultimately reduced the insurance company's recovery time objective from 28 hours to six hours and its potential data loss from 41 hours to 15 minutes. These improvements in data loss and recovery time required shifting from a single recovery site with off-site tape storage to establishing a second recovery site with remote disk mirroring.
"It wasn't a matter of, 'Go build it.' It was a matter of how can we seize opportunities to make it cost as a little as possible," said Zandoli, a vice president of strategic planning services at MetLife before his recent appointment to CISO.