Tuesday, October 24, 2006

How often do you Backup your Data Center?

A recent article in Computerworld provided the chart below reflectiong Date Center Backup Schedules. How often do you Backup your Data Center? VAULT400 helps firms define their strategies even if they don't use the VAULT400 technology.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Don't Gamble When Choosing a Disaster Recovery Provider

Below are some great tips I read in Processor Magazine that will help take the risk out of choosing your Disaster Recovery Partner...
  1. Make sure your DR (disaster recovery) provider can offer you multiple choices for data recovery solutions to meet your needs.
  2. Choose a provider with global reach and disparate, redundant, and hardened state-of-the-art facilities.
  3. Choose a provider that allows you to retain access and control of your data.
  4. Choose a provider that supports a wide range of computing platforms from legacy and midrange to Intel-based systems.
  5. Make sure your provider has a proven track record in its field.
  6. Be certain that your data is protected by a high level of encryption while in transit over the Internet and while resting on your provider’s servers and that your company has the only encryption key.
  7. Always identify and document your recovery resources.
  8. Make sure your DR provider invests in research and development regularly.
  9. Check to be sure the provider is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  10. Make sure there are no hidden fees; know all the costs up front.

VAULT400 has particular focus for the IBM iSeries (AS/400 System i5) and Windows, UNIX, Sun and Linux platform environments.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Health-Care Compliance and Data Backkup

Having access to files all the time can come in handy if a company is pressed for an audit or has regulatory compliance issues. Regulatory compliance has become commonplace in virtually every business environment. Companies are constantly faced with litigation and regulation issues that require them to store important documents, and they're usually unprepared to deal with specifications for storage media, data authentication, accessibility and audit trails. Health-care organizations must abide by HIPAA provisions, which regulate how patients' medical records are managed and communicated electronically. The VAULT400 service allows for quick access to files and compliance issues to be easily regulated if need be. A great reference site Health and Legal Related issues is Juvan's Health Law Update.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

This is another photo from my recent visit to the VAULT400 Data Center. Some of the staff was configuring a new rack and I took the opportunity to snap a photo of Jim Kandrac (President) and Vladimir Capitanov who was congfiguring the new vault.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Recent Visit to the VAULT400 Data Center

I had the pleasure of meeting with some of the people at VAULT400 in their Columbus Data Center. I must say, "VERY IMPRESSIVE". Everything they show on the web site and more for sure. Below is a photo of some of the caged space in the center. I know, not the greatest photographer, but you get the idea.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Technical Brief now available from VAULT400
If you have not yet received a postcard or email with the FREE Briefing from VAULT400....Click Download Brief.
From there you can download a great brief on Online Backup-Delivering Advanced End-To-End Security. This brief will give you tips on how to deliver powerful and reliable off-site backup and recovery through advanced delta processing, compression and encryption.

VAULT400 is certainly getting the Press Coverage. I saw this announcement on the web being covered by a lot of media types. Here is are some other links that I noticed on the web regarding VAULT400 and their data vaulting backup and restore services for the IBM iSeries as well as Windows, Linux, UNIX, etc.


Channgel 3 News... http://www.wtkr.com/Global/story.asp?S=5422611

EYEWITNESS News... http://www.klfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=5422611

Channel 5 News...http://ewatch.prnewswire.com/rs/display.jsp?a=19417-243521273-685130562

Channel 7 News (NBC)... http://ewatch.prnewswire.com/rs/display.jsp?a=19417-243532546-685164257

The list seems to keep going.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Vault 400

I searched & didn't locate a url for Vault 400 ? What is the url ?

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Give Your Data the Protection it Deserves

In light of recent natural disasters, highly publicized security breaches and increased regulatory compliance mandates, many companies have developed a keen interest in what once only received lip service — data backup and disaster recovery. Though many companies routinely perform onsite backups, they struggle with off-site backup. Let's face it — storing your backups at home or at your other office across town may not be far enough away — plus it's a hassle. The solution — an online backup service, but which one? Vault400 is your answer. Vault400 fully supports just about every platform imaginable and are the recognized experts for the IBM AS/400 aka iSeries or System i. Each Vault400 service comes with free e-mail and telephone support. Once an Vault400 representative walks you through the 20-minute setup, off-site backup becomes fully automatic, eliminating the possibility of human error.