Recovery as a Service

Recovery as a Service (RaaS) is the process of storing and protecting data while providing standby computing capacity on demand to facilitate rapid recovery.

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...

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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,...

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Network System Failure Cost Southwest Airlines $82M

Network System Failure Cost Southwest Airlines $82M

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 or delay of more than 2,000 flights. The estimated price...

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What is Cloud Disaster Recovery (CDR)?

What is Cloud Disaster Recovery (CDR)?

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 your overall business. Cloud...

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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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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...

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WAN Acceleration for all Cloud Disaster Recovery Customers

WAN Acceleration for all Cloud Disaster Recovery Customers

Global Data Vault is adding “WAN Acceleration” for our customers with physical servers – we already provide this for virtual environments and the results have been terrific – in some cases data is now moving 50 times faster. So now we’re adding it for all of our Cloud...

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Restore Point Console

Restore Point Console

Global Data Vault’s Cloud Disaster Recovery Restore Point Console Our web based portal shows your data protection status with drill downs to the available restore points. The restore point console runs on any browser and is tablet/mobile compatible. What's Shown Here:...

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Microsoft Windows Active Directory Errors

Microsoft Windows Active Directory Errors

When you’re buying a new desktop or server, it’s not uncommon to receive the device with a copy of Microsoft Windows already installed. This convenience provided by the manufacture is designed to alleviate the additional steps for the customer of having to purchase...

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RPO and RTO Monitoring

RPO and RTO Monitoring

A critical step in creating a disaster recovery solution is determining your RPO (restore point objective) and your RTO (restore time objective). In essence, these are the point in time that you need your data recovered to, and how fast you need to achieve that...

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Mobile disaster recovery trucks – are they a good idea?

Mobile disaster recovery trucks – are they a good idea?

Service trucks have never been as en vogue as they are today. Nearly everyone is familiar with the mobile trade shows and health care stations, and more recently become adept at Twitter stalking the locations of the ubiquitous food trucks doting the urban landscape....

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Strategies to Prevent DDoS attacks

Strategies to Prevent DDoS attacks

If you think you’re seeing more news about computer hackers, you’re right. It seems this underground community continues to wreck havoc in our online lives and businesses through increasingly sophisticated means of mischief. While the most publicized hacking events...

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The Benefits of Cloud Disaster Recovery

The Benefits of Cloud Disaster Recovery

In our earlier post, Cloud Disaster Recovery – Why the hype?,  we took gave a basic definition of cloud disaster recovery and took a look at how Cloud DR compared with traditional disaster recovery solutions.  In this second installment, we discuss the benefits of...

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Cloud Disaster Recovery – Why the hype?

Cloud Disaster Recovery – Why the hype?

Cloud Storage Services  There’s a lot of buzz around cloud services. Everything from accounting to telecommunications to everyday computing with virtual desktops, it’s all moving to the cloud. It’s not the wave of the future - it’s what’s happening now. Companies are...

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What went wrong in the days before Super Storm Sandy?

What went wrong in the days before Super Storm Sandy?

“Not only were many firms unsure about whether their galoshes were waterproof,” Bart Chilton, the regulator at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said, “they hadn’t even tried them on.” Chilton’s sharp-tongued critique is in response to the apparent lack of...

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Data Center Exposure and Recovery in New York City

Data Center Exposure and Recovery in New York City

Hurricane Sandy provided a fascinating opportunity to study the both the level of disaster planning and the resilience of New York City data centers. This article will examine a) what actually happened, b) what was the risk, and c) what are the lessons learned. What...

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