Friday, December 12, 2008

VAULT400 Selected as Reader's Choice Favorite Product for System i

VALUT400 was nominated by Dave Caudle, MIS Manage at Lorraine Home Fashions. " I heard through the grapeine that you were interested in feedback about products and/or services that have really helped out. One such product/service that i've found very useful is VAULT400 from United Computer Group."

Monday, December 08, 2008

AIX VAULT400 Agent 6.0

United Computer Group, Inc.; Cleveland, Ohio
AT A GLANCE: United Computer Group introduces Vault400 Agent 6.0 to improve performance, security, ease of use and integration.
DETAILS: VAULT400 Agent 6.0 helps improve backup and restore performance with faster seeding, restore and backup of small object workflows. Bandwidth throttling is designed to minimize disruptions to daily business operations during backups. DeltaPro recreation technology provides faster backups by regenerating missing or corrupt delta file indexes. This version offers support for AES-256 encryption and a backup job creation utility for optimal configuration of backup jobs for new customers. Support for LocalRecovery and UltraRecovery helps ensure that backups from operating-system agents integrate seamlessly with replication capabilities of the Director operating-system support.
OS SUPPORT: OS/400* V5R1 and above, Windows*, AIX* 5.2 and 5.3 PRICE: Variable PHONE: (440) 717-7655 E-MAIL: URL:

Sunday, November 23, 2008

It has become painfully evident to many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that they don’t have the budgets or the personnel to effectively manage their own backups. It is a fact that storage vendors, value-added resellers, and service providers are well aware of, and it is the reason that online backup-and-recovery services are starting to gain ground as a no-muss, no-fuss alternative to traditional tape and disk backup systems in many organizations.
The users of the VAULT400 service are well aware of the numerous advantages. With the difficult financial times facing our country, help a business colleague and suggest that they use a service like VAULT400. It will help everyone!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Eliminate the fear!

Feeling scared yet? Halloween only comes once a year, but this past year has already been a chilling one for CIOs: Data leakage where companies least anticipated it. The long road to recovery after a hurricane took out a data center. E-waste, and the specter of a trash-laden world right out of Wall-E. A massive data breach leading to lawsuits galore. And while CIO jobs and salaries appear to be holding fairly steady, hardly anybody can honestly claim that the current economic situation isn't giving them the creeps.
Eliminate the VAULT400.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

VAULT400 Highlighted in IT Jungle

I noticed that VAULT400 received some nice advertisement in IT Jungle regarding the online backup for iseries. Take a look...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Medical Mutual of Ohio reports missing computer disks

Health insurer Medical Mutual of Ohio said 11 computer disks containing personal information on thousands of Ohio retirees are missing and are believed to be somewhere in the U.S. Postal Service. ... Read more about his and other Data Security Breaches

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Chronology of Data Breaches

I found a site that many of you concerned with Risk Management and Data Protection will find interesting.   

A Chronology of Data Breaches

What does the Chronology of Data Breaches contain?

The data breaches noted have been reported because the personal information compromised includes data elements useful to identity thieves, such as Social Security numbers, account numbers, and driver's license numbers. Some breaches that do NOT expose such sensitive information have been included in order to underscore the variety and frequency of data breaches. However, we have not included the number of records involved in such breaches in the total because we want this compilation to reflect breaches that expose individuals to identity theft as well as breaches that qualify for disclosure under state laws. The breaches posted below include only those reported in the United States. They do not include incidents in other countries.  Chronology of Data Breaches

Friday, October 10, 2008

Articles & White Papers

VAULT400 has a broad inventory of articles and white papers available to help you understand their technology or support your efforts to communicate with others.








Wednesday, October 01, 2008

SystemiNetwork Reports: UCG Enhance Backup Offering for i

United Computer Group is offering VAULT400 Agent 6.0 for i. VAULT400 backs up business-critical data on the System i for immediate online recovery by taking a point-in-time backup during each scheduled session. If a restore is needed, VAULT400 can provide the data from any specific backup. The upgrade provides performance, security, ease of use, and integration improvements. See complete article

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

VAULT400 Updates Backup Agent by Alex Woodie of IT Jungle

VAULT400 received a very nice review article in IT Jungle. The article starts out by saying:
System i shops using the VAULT400 online backup and recovery service from United Computer Group will experience faster, more trouble-free backups thanks to an updated backup agent for i OS, the company says. The new agent also supports the latest release of the OS/400 operating system, now called IBM i, as well as new security capabilities. See the complete article

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

VAULT400 Enahances Offering with Agent 6.0 for IBM i

Cleveland, Ohio - September 9, 2008 - United Computer Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of VAULT400 Agent 6.0 for IBM i. This new agent includes several advantages relating to performance, security, ease of use and integration. VAULT400 Agent 6.0 for IBM i improves backup and restore performance. Seeding, restore and backup of small object workflows are significantly faster through DeltaPro enhancements. Bandwidth throttling minimizes disruptions to day-to-day business operations during backups. The DeltaPro recreation technology provides faster backups by regenerating the delta file index when it is missing or corrupt, and will eliminate a reseed of data to the Vault. Support for AES-256 encryption ensures customers running IBM i have access to the latest encryption algorithms. VAULT400 Agent 6.0 for IBM i is user friendly….Backup job creation utility provides a workflow for optimal configuration of backup jobs for new customers. Support for LocalRecovery and UltraRecovery ensures that backups from IBM i Agents integrate seamlessly with replication capabilities of the Director OS support - Full support for IBM i V5R4. The agent is immediately available for partners and customers from the VAULT400 Customer Support Center by emailing VAULT400 is a licensed solution of United Computer Group, Inc. (UCG). UCG was formed in 1987 and has served 600+ end user clients. For more information, please visit or

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

VAULT400 Featured at AVNET Conference

Exciting speakers took the the stage during the General Session and technical, sales and executive level education was be offered throughout the conference. In the Solution Expo were numerous exhibits with some very exciting technology. Some of the more noteworthy vendors that I visited were VAI, VMWare, IBM and of course VAULT400.
I took the liberty of taking a quick photo of Jim Kandrac with one of Avnet partners visiting with him while everyone was setting up their booths.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I just noticed via a Google Alert that Jim Kandrac from VAULT400 was one of the featured speakers. As you can well imagine, he was speaking about online backup services for the IBM platform. For those of you that are not familiar with May Days...this is an exciting event designed to offer you the best of IBM AS/400 iseries system i partner education and networking opportunities, along with some time to socialize and enjoy yourself. At the core of May Days 2008 is the Solution Center. This is where ISVs and IBM Business Partners come together to showcase solutions and witness how technologies work together for increased competitive advantages. Rumor has it that Jim Kandrac had standing room only at his session. Congratulations Jim!

Friday, May 02, 2008

VAULT400 Ready for IBM Delivery for SMB Customers

IBM Aims to Simplify IT Delivery for SMB Customers New Initiative Offers Web 2.0 Platform -- and a New Choice -- for Software and Solution Firms LOS ANGELES & IBM Business Partner Leadership Conference - 01 May 2008: -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new software and unveiled for the first time a broad initiative to combine hardware, software and services to tackle the cost and complexity of IT for small and medium businesses. The new, strategic initiative -- code-named the "Blue Business Platform" -- aims to provide a new and compelling choice to simplify IT delivery for companies that lack the time and resources to manage computer systems. The initiative, which is part of IBM's ongoing plans to aggressively target its largest opportunity for growth in the $500 billion SMB marketplace, is focused on enabling thousands of software and solution providers to dramatically accelerate the adoption and simplify the management of their business applications on IBM systems. This new, open platform, which will be piloted and delivered in the coming months, will offer software and solution providers access to new customers on a global scale and reduce the high costs of new client acquisition, technology integration and support. VAULT400 is participating in the early releases so they can fully support your online backup and recovery needs.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

UCG (VAULT400) Has Record First Quarter

Ohio Technology Firm UCG has record growth in first quarter. Brecksville, Ohio – April 18, 2008, – United Computer Group, Inc. a Brecksville, OH based technology solutions company reported a record first quarter for 2008.The twenty-two-year old private company did not release revenue figures, but said its quarterly growth increased 198 percent from the same period last year.“UCG is fortunate to have hard-working, dedicated employees that focus on solving end user problems and loyal end user clients who realize and take advantage of the value of our offerings,” President Jim Kandrac said.UCG is headquartered in Brecksville, OH and has survived and thrived by being a focused niche player in the IT industry. UCG’s long-standing hardware and software based solutions that run on IBM mid-market servers were enhanced in 2007 by the introduction of UCG’s VAULT400 online backup and disaster recovery managed service. VAULT400 has secured clients throughout Ohio and nationwide from California, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina and Texas. End User data from around the country is vaulted daily to UCG’s state of the art data center in Columbus, OH Kandrac predicted that 2008 would remain strong and the outlook for cost effective mid-market solutions, especially for the security and disaster recovery segment will continue to grow by over 50% annually.“End User clients are looking for solutions to solve their problems and address key business issues”, Kandrac said. I believe UCG is well-positioned to address end user requirements with cost-effective products and solutions.About United Computer Group, Inc. United Computer Group, Inc. (UCG) UCG was formed in 1987 and has served 550+ end user clients. For more information, please visit or

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Disaster Recovery Pod Cast by Wayne Madden

If you have a minute, listen to this pod cast by Wayne Maden of the System iNetwork. It is sponsored by VAULT400. I hope this helps you with your iseries online backup plans as well as all other platforms. Thanks and enjoy!