data protection

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 highlight stolen data, that’s not always the motivating factor. Some hackers have mastered the art of DDoS attacks, or … Continued

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 Actually Happened? Simply put, data centers in New York were … Continued

Data Protection Audit Planning

Data Protection Audit Planning

In part one of “How to plan and execute a data protection audit,” we discussed the importance of user participation in the design process of your data audit plan. In this installment, we go into more detail about the questions you need to ask about your business processes to determine what you need to secure. When … Continued

Hurricane Preparation Checklists – the Final 48 Hours

Hurricane Preparation Checklists – the Final 48 Hours

Hurricanes are expensive and deadly. Yahoo Finance reports that 7 of the 10 most costly U. S. weather disasters over the past 30 years were hurricanes. But the good news about hurricanes – if there could be “good news” about hurricanes – is that they are generally predictable, allowing for thoughtful preparation before the storm actually … Continued

Avoid website hosting downtime: 2 critical things you need to know

Avoid website hosting downtime: 2 critical things you need to know

Owning or renting your web server is a question nearly all companies are faced with and consequently revisit on with each bump in growth. The benefits of trusting your hosting to a cloud provider is commonplace, but not without risk. Even the most “reliable” hosting providers can surprise you with some unexpected downtime, and there’s … Continued

What Causes Disk Drive Failure

What Causes Disk Drive Failure

Global Data Vault is inherently interested in data protection and providing data backup solutions for when disk drives fail. Continuing in our series of weighing the differences between enterprise class disk drives and desktop class disk drives, we are now examining the causes for the inevitable failure of both those drives. In our previous discussion … Continued

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 … Continued