Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Top 10 IBM i Product and Technology Trends for 2011 : Data Vaulting

VAULT400 was singled out in the Top 10 Trends article in IT Jungle.

An excerpt from the article: Hosted DR/HA, and D2D
One of the most widely adopted cloud applications in the IBM i community may be data vaulting and hosted disaster recovery (DR) services. By sending their data over the wire to companies like Vault400 ... IBM i shops are getting rid of their tape drives and tape-based backup processes, while keeping data safe from outages and disaster.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

VAULT400 On The Move!

United Computer Group (VAULT400) is expanding their operations and moving to the Independence Corporate Center in Independence, Ohio.  "This is a proud moment. Our staff additions and move to new office space confirm that our constant efforts to meet the needs of clients for both products and services are working to distinguish themselves from the competition," said Jim Kandrac, President of United Computer Group. 

Thursday, September 09, 2010

IT Jungle Discusses 5 Key Questions When Assessing Backup and Recovery

IT Jungle (September 9, 2010) When assessing backup and recovery needs, your process should include the answers to five key questions, according to this paper. Within your company there will be differing opinions as to the answers, but it's necessary to reach some agreed upon priorities. Read More.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Why is data compression so important?

Why is data copression so important?

Many people feel that storage is cheap and one should not worry about data compression.  I beg to differ.  Let's review exactly what is meant by data compression:  Data Compression is the Process of reducing the amount of data needed for storage or transmission of a given piece of information (text, graphics, video, sound, etc.), typically by use of encoding techniques.

Simply stated, "You can save time and money by automatically compressing your data.".  Imagine whatever you spend for storage being cut in half or in some cases reduced by 90%!  Those saving are further compounded when you transmit the information over the Internet.  In this situation the savings is time as well as money.

Web sites utilize compression all of the time.  I am sure you have experienced  s l o w  sites.  They typically have very large image files, flash and do not perform any type of compression like GZIP.  By the way, compressing your site will probably improve your SEO as well.  The top sites are compressed!

VAULT400 automatically compresses your data for you.  When it comes to the IBM iSeires (AS/400), I have seen compressions as high as 10:1.

If you would like to see the impact on data transmission time for your data, click here and connect to the Calculate link.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

VAULT400 has a new look!

We decided to "clean up" our blog a little bit. Hope you like the new look.