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. 

The worst cyber security breaches of 2018 – Under Armour

The worst cyber security breaches of 2018 – Under Armour

Fitness apparel manufacturer Under Armour gave us a good example of how companies can try to protect their user’s data but often fail to fully cover everything that needs protecting. The information that was stolen from Under Armour is minor compared to some of the...

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Worst Cybersecurity Breaches – VPNFilter

Worst Cybersecurity Breaches – VPNFilter

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...

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The 15th Annual GDV Crawfish Boil!

The 15th Annual GDV Crawfish Boil!

If it’s springtime, then there’s likely a spicy scent to the air around the Global Data Vault. We were happy to celebrate our 15thAnnual Crawfish Boil surrounded by our families, friends, business partners and customers at the Texas Ale Project in Downtown Dallas....

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The Cyber Kill Chain

The Cyber Kill Chain

What is the cyber kill chain? Lockheed Martin, known for defense and security technologies, among other things, has developed a new “kill chain” method of describing each stage of a cyber attack. Although cyber-attack chains may take different forms, these steps...

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In the Mind of the Hacker

In the Mind of the Hacker

It’s impossible to put a number on how many “hackers” there are in the world, but the FBI has a list of their most wanted cyber criminals.

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IRS Warning about CPA Firm Data Loss

IRS Warning about CPA Firm Data Loss

No one likes a warning from the IRS, but CPA firms are taking heed of the most recent message from the stalwart government agency: “Step Up” security for the mountains of sensitive information you obtain each year. CPA firms regularly keep digital files of names,...

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Don’t Let the Reaper Get Your Data

Don’t Let the Reaper Get Your Data

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal concerns are escalating over one of North Korea’s three major hacking organizations because of both their adeptness and sheer brazenness. APT37 aka “Reaper,” is a hacking group best known for attacking South Korea but...

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NEW Backup for Microsoft Office 365

NEW Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 Backup Whether you have completely migrated to Office 365, or have a hybrid Exchange and Office 365 deployment, your business objectives remain the same. You must remain in control of your data and you need Office 365 backup and recovery at your fingertips....

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The Silent Cyber War

The Silent Cyber War

The Silent Cyber War Has BegunOverview The silent cyber war has begun. Instead of battle lines being drawn in faraway lands, a silent war is being waged in cyber space every day. According to Dee Smith, CEO of Strategic Insight Group, we are in a new frontier in cyber...

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Cry Me a River…Really?

Cry Me a River…Really?

Yep. That's one headline I saw this weekend about the WannaCry attack. And I guess we can understand that sentiment, maybe. Our view at Global Data Vault, is our job is to be ready to help any of our customers hit by this outrageous attack. Our customers use our...

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Bandwidth – How Much is Enough?

Bandwidth – How Much is Enough?

How Much Bandwidth 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...

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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...

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Network System Failure Cost Southwest Airlines $82M

Network System Failure Cost Southwest Airlines $82M

How Southwest Airlines Could Have Avoided An $82M Disaster Network system failure is no fun for any business, but it can be especially painful for major airlines. The outage that hit Southwest Airlines on July 20 is a case in point. The disaster caused the cancelation...

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Trends in Data Density

Trends in Data Density

Advances in Data Density A recent article in the Economist, Atoms and the voids, tells of a data storage breakthrough where individual chlorine atoms were arranged on a sheet of copper to form the code of zeros and ones used in typical binary storage. While the...

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What is Cloud Disaster Recovery (CDR)?

What is Cloud Disaster Recovery (CDR)?

What is Cloud Disaster Recovery? Your server goes down. Your network won’t work. Or worse…your office suffers a fire, flood, or other natural or man-made catastrophe. Whatever the case, you need to have a disaster recovery plan ready to protect your data as well as...

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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...

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Global Data Vault Supports Local STEM Efforts

Global Data Vault Supports Local STEM Efforts

STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, is one of the most talked about subjects among educators today. The youth who pursue these fields often find themselves with lucrative careers after graduating because each of these skills is in...

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Fully Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions

Fully Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions

Good technology just works – right? That’s right…until it doesn’t. We all know that even the best managed IT environments require careful attention to be sure that your tools work when you need them. Backup and disaster recovery are particularly critical – these...

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Global Data Vault in LSU Top 100 for Fifth Straight Year

Global Data Vault in LSU Top 100 for Fifth Straight Year

Dallas, TX August 13, 2015 – Dallas-based Global Data Vault (GDV) has once again been named to the LSU Top 100, an annual list of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the world. The list focuses on companies that are owned or operated by graduates of Louisiana...

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