DRaaS Blog

The stories and discussions presented in our DRaaS Blog are intended to offer insights as well as stimulate valuable conversation on Disaster Recovery as a Service, backup, replication and systems and data protection generally. 

Message From the CIO

Message From the CIO

Tom May, CIO of Global Data Vault on continuity of business service plans during Coronavirus and GDV’s preparedness during times of trouble.

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Real Life Ransomware Protection with Global Data Vault

Real Life Ransomware Protection with Global Data Vault

Real Life Ransomware Protection with Global Data VaultFor most clients, Global Data Vault's services are a powerful but mostly invisible security blanket, working quietly in the background to safeguard company data. It's only when things take an unexpected turn for...

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Cloud Mobility – Buzz Words or Pain Point?

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. ...

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The Air Gap Controversy

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...

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How to keep Ryuk ransomware from interrupting your business

How to keep Ryuk ransomware from interrupting your business

Prevent RYUK ransomware from interrupting your businessOctober is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and, according to TechNewsWorld.com, in an article published in  October 2019, “the global damage from ransomware could cost US$11.5 billion this year […] while...

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A Look at Global Data Vault’s Enhanced Data Protection

A Look at 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)...

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The truth about Office 365 backup

The truth about Office 365 backup

The truth about Office 365 data backup  For years, Microsoft customers have been able to take advantage of cloud-based offerings for all or parts of the Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, and OneDrive.  This “Office 365” (O365)...

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Hackers Attacking International Suppliers

Hackers Attacking International Suppliers

Hackers Attacking International SuppliersCybercrime exploiting vulnerabilities in international supplier's networks There’s a saying, “Make sure everybody in your boat is rowing and not drilling holes when you’re not looking.” It’s a great analogy for some of the more...

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Velocity 2019 Kick-Off

Velocity 2019 Kick-Off

GDV was so excited to be in the mix as a sponsor at Veeam’s 2019 Sales Kick Off. Held at Walt Disney World, it was a gathering of green: engineers, IT experts and men and women of business, all working together to plan for an explosive 2019. The seminars, hands-on...

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Ransomware: What You Need to Know Now

Ransomware: What You Need to Know Now

Ransomware: What you need to know now!  Get Beyond Malware Attacks The internet is an amazing, useful and often wonderful thing. It’s also a giant mess. For every resource it gives your business that helps you succeed, it also offers a threat. Not-safe-for-work...

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2018 Was Our Best Year Yet!

2018 Was Our Best Year Yet!

The new year is upon us, and 2018 is now firmly in the rearview mirror. It only seems right to take a moment and reflect on everything we did and accomplished over the last 12 months. This past year proved to be a big one for Global Data Vault. We’ve seen a lot of...

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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.

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Global Data Vault Repeats In the LSU 100

Global Data Vault Repeats In the LSU 100

As we close out 2018, it’s a great time to reflect on the year’s successes and set goals for the year before us. Global Data Vault had our most successful year in 2018, thanks to our every growing client base and our amazing operations and technical team. One of our...

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Oh what a night!

Oh what a night!

2018 was our best year ever! We are closing the year with a 45% increase in growth, and that's very much in thanks to a great partnership with Veeam. As such, it seemed only fitting that we celebrate with our Veeam friends by helping to host the Veeam Tempe office...

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The Case for Office 365 Backup

The Case for Office 365 Backup

In the wake of Microsoft's September 4 - September 5 South Central U. S. outage for Office 365 and Azure, it's worth asking, should you be concerned with backup of your Office 365 data? It's your data, and while Microsoft normally does a good job with protecting it,...

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