Data Backup

A data backup solution protects your company from attack by hackers and from natural disasters as well as facilitates speedy recovery and fast failover times.

IT Maintenance Windows and Change Management

IT Maintenance Windows and Change Management

  It’s that time of year again when, depending on your industry, things either get really busy or really slow. What does your company do during peak or holiday seasons related to IT maintenance? In my 20-odd years’ of experience in the IT industry, I have been...

Next Level Backup Protection

Next Level Backup Protection

Physical and logical security are two important factors when considering backup files. Modern restore capabilities allow for entire virtual machines and systems to be brought back online from a backup very quickly, assuming that a local/on-premises version is...

Veeam Availability Suite v10 has impressive new capabilities

Veeam Availability Suite v10 has impressive new capabilities

Veeam Backup & Replication v11 is Here! The V11 update was released in March 2021. As usual, the list of new features is extensive. Click through for a post in which we focus on the new capabilities that are important to Global Data Vault, our partners, and our...

Cloud Mobility – Buzz Words or Pain Point?

Cloud Mobility – Buzz Words or Pain Point?

Do an internet search on “cloud mobility,” and you will get a TON of results.  The definition(s) can be confusing, but basically it describes the ability to avoid locking in workloads to a specific cloud vendor.  Diversification of resources between private and public...

The Air Gap Controversy

The Air Gap Controversy

In a previous blog post, we talked about the 3-2-1-1 data protection concept as well as “air gaps.” We’ve also discovered that viruses can corrupt files that are written to air-gapped technologies, such as tape, rendering them useless, and the same can happen to other...

What is Global Data Vault’s Enhanced Data Protection?

What is Global Data Vault’s Enhanced Data Protection?

In Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 3, Veeam introduced a feature called “Insider Protection,” and updated it for the most recent release of Update 4. Insider Protection is a method used to combat the malicious or intentional (and perhaps even accidental)...

Adding an Air Gap to the 3-2-1 Backup Rule

Adding an Air Gap to the 3-2-1 Backup Rule

It’s not a matter of IF your business will succumb to hackers, a natural disaster, employee theft or other mismanagement of data. It’s a matter of WHEN. Naturally, it’s become common practice to keep safe backups of anything business essential, but how companies keep those backups varies considerably.

Worst Cybersecurity Breaches – VPNFilter

Worst Cybersecurity Breaches – VPNFilter

More and more, our business environments are connected to the cloud. The transmission of data and the speed to which it can be accessed is critical to business intelligence and competitive advantage. When that data becomes attractive to hackers, the vulnerability also...

Bandwidth – How Much is Enough?

Bandwidth – How Much is Enough?

Knowing and planning for an appropriate level of bandwidth is a key component of every DRaaS solution. In our most common DRaaS implementation, the data is moved from local repositories at the customer site over the internet or WAN to our data centers once per day,...

Sizing for Local Backup Repositories

Sizing for Local Backup Repositories

Proper sizing for local backup repositories is a critical step in building a complete backup and disaster recovery as a service solution (DRaaS). Below, we will list the most accurate way of determining what your data change rate is and how large the repository should...

What is Veeam Backup

What is Veeam Backup

Backup and recovery solutions are vital to your organization, but backup solutions that used to work effectively may no longer do the trick in today’s ever-changing computing landscape, especially if your firm relies heavily on virtualization. Veeam backup offers...

What is Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR)?

What is Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR)?

What Is Cloud Disaster Recovery? Often shortened to Cloud DR, disaster recovery is a plan put into place in case a disaster hits. Cloud DR refers to the component in your disaster recovery plan that involves the use of a cloud backup environment. The Cloud Component...