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.

New Dallas Data Center

New Dallas Data Center

To accommodate continuing growth, Global Data Vault today announces the addition of the H5 Data Center in Dallas to its data center network. H5 offers several distinct advantages including the highest levels of security and resilience as well as superior Gigabit connectivity to our Infomart data center. Combined with our sister company, Cloud Data, GDV’s network now includes four data centers as shown here:

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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.

Natural Disaster Threats, Data Protection

Natural Disaster Threats, Data Protection

Wouldn’t it be nice to know about the previous weather-related events that have taken place in your area?  This might spark another question of how susceptible the area where you and/or your business reside is to disasters such as earthquakes and intense storms.  With help from the Pacific Disaster Center, Global Data Vault created the Natural Disaster Threats and Data Protection Planning article in order to give business decision makers visual examples as to how and why data protection is a crucial factor to business continuity.

NYSE in Chaos

NYSE in Chaos

nyse-21581327_sA computer glitch stopped trading for 40 minutes in more than 200 stocks at the New York Stock Exchange today.  One of the key computer servers used to conduct trading lost connectivity to the trading network.  As a result, stocks such as General Electric and ExxonMobil were unable to be traded.

Until a backup server was put in place, trading in those shares was stopped on the floor and the world witnessed the NYSE in chaos.  Any trades sent to the NYSE during the time of the outrage were immediately cancelled and the brokers were notified.  If a trade was denied during the time the NYSE’s system was down, it would have been rerouted temporarily to an alternative market or exchange.  NYSE spokesman Ray Pellecchia stated, “We’ll review the problem tonight, but it’s back to business as usual.”

While we recognize the complexity of running the NYSE is vast, it seems like anything this important to the U.S. and world economy should have better data protection and continuity plans in place.  One has to wonder the cost in lost trades and missed opportunities.