The Four Critical Components of Data Centers

The Four Critical Components of Data Centers

If you’re online, you’re connected to a data center somehow. All sizes of business today rely heavily on data centers for business continuity. By backing up their data to a remote location, companies mitigate their potential for loss due to a hack or other disastrous event.

But what is it really, a “data center?” What’s it look like and what’s inside?

When you walk into a data center – that is after you’ve signed in and presented your (more…)

9 Things to Ask About Online Data Storage

9 Things to Ask About Online Data Storage

People are becoming more and more digital every day. From personal smartphone photos, to scanned documents for paperless offices and computer files, our appetite for electronic mediums is growing by leaps and bounds. And with that growth is the ever growing importance of protecting that information. Businesses can be destroyed by natural disaster if an appropriate means of backing up and restoring that data isn’t in place prior to the event.

Everyone who uses a computer has a need for data backup and recovery — from a SOHO to a large enterprise. Shopping for the right provider however, can be a daunting task.

9 Things to ask when shopping for online data storage:

1.How often is my data backed up? (more…)

Global Data Vault to be Featured in FalconStor Case Study

Global Data Vault to be Featured in FalconStor Case Study

Global Data Vault will be featured in an upcoming FalconStor Case Study.

FalconStor Software provides comprehensive solutions that facilitate the continuous availability of business-critical data with speed, integrity, and simplicity. These solutions allow businesses of all sizes to overcome real-world data protection and storage challenges including dramatically increasing data, shrinking backup windows, and budgetary constraints.

Over the past several years, we have delivered not only high quality online backup for servers, as we’re well known for, but also high end infrastructure replication and failover. High end infrastructure protection and replication requires superior tools. As our offering has evolved through several releases, we have learned that only the best underlying technology can deliver the level of quality we believe is essential.

Global Data Vault leverages FalconStor technology. The tools provided by FalconStor are key components of our Advanced Data Protection product. These tools enable three critical components of our solution.

Falconstor technology enables local protection of every disk on every server in our customers’ infrastructure. Unique Falconstor technology allows this to take place with zero overhead within the customer infrastructure.

Second, FalconStor technology helps us replicate the data from the customer site to our secure data centers. This allows us to deliver fast, reliable recovery, bringing your business back online very quickly. This is a result of using sophisticated technologies like application integration, physical-to-virtual recovery, and WAN-optimized replication.

Finally, FalconStor technology helps us protect our primary customer facing data center through real-time replication to our secondary data center facilities.

Tropical Storm Tests Business Continuity Plans

Tropical Storm Tests Business Continuity Plans

New England residents are being warned to prepare for the possibility of heavy rains and flooding this weekend as Tropical Storm Danny is forecasted to strengthen over the next couple of days.  The five-day forecast shows Danny passing near the Carolinas late Friday and New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts the day after.  The National Weather Service said that the storm could develop into a Category 1 hurricane Friday.  The combination of heavy rains and flooding brings about the likelihood of power outages in these locations as well.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) created checklists so that individuals can be prepared for such weather conditions.

Residents and businesses in the Northeast can and should take appropriate actions to make sure that they have business backup solutions in hand and ensure that business operations will continue if these predictions do, in fact, occur.  Like any weather-related event, (the success of) business continuity plans will be put to the test.  Such instances make business executives start asking questions similar to, “Will my business be able to bounce back from an unplanned event?” or “how long will it take to recover my company’s data?”  Global Data Vault specializes in providing backup solutions to such dilemmas that companies face everyday.  A business continuity plan is not complete without a backup solution.

Infrastructure Upgrade

Infrastructure Upgrade

Global Data Vault recently completed a significant infrastructure upgrade installing new Uninterruptible Power Supply System: the Powerware 9315 UPS.  The Powerware 9315 UPS power supply offers surge protection and backup power while delivering full uninterruptible power protection against all nine common problems.  (more…)