November and December 2018 Recap Blog
During the months of November and December of this past year, VPLS had a plethora of reasons to celebrate; multiple 2018 Employees of the Month and Employees of the Year winners; the surpassing of both their donation goals for their Movember campaign in November and Shoes That Fit campaign in December; the completion of their bi-annual DRaaS testing by the engineering team; and finally, successful catered events and luncheons that were hosted by their very own Sales and Marketing team. These eventful final months at VPLS were a fitting way to end to such a fulfilling year for the team! As usual, VPLS invites their readers to join them as they reflect on moments that made 2018 so special to them…
Krypt and Office 365
For just about 20 years now, Krypt has been providing customers all around the globe with superior hosting, built upon the latest technology and a rock-solid network infrastructure. More than five million websites are currently being hosted by Krypt servers and infrastructure, with the highest level of customer satisfaction in the industry. The global Krypt network provides customers with the utmost in connectivity, with optimal routing and peering available to all clients. Now lovers of Microsoft Office 365 can enjoy that kind of connectivity and superior hosting as Microsoft and Krypt have partnered to offer that kind of service to all the customers of the world’s most popular suite of Office products.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my VPLS gave to me…
What is a DDoS Attack?
A DDoS attack can be much worse than a simple DoS (Denial of Service) attack, because unlike a DoS attack, its DDoS cousin is generally launched from multiple computers and multiple Internet connections, and these attacks are very often global in scope, being distributed by botnets. If your website were to be victimized by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, it could be completely engulfed by junk data, and shut down by the sheer inability to handle all that incoming traffic. Of course, there would be no way to halt the attack either, because it would be impossible to block any single address thought to be the culprit. So what can be done to prevent the possibility of a DDoS attack on your company servers?
It is a common, but disastrous misconception to think that backup and disaster recovery are the same. This confusion can cause a plethora of data security issues that can potentially hurt the company and damage its brand. Many believe that just a backup alone is enough to prevent from data loss in the event of a disaster. However, a backup process is only the beginning stage of a necessary disaster recovery plan. In order to guarantee a business’s data is secured to the fullest, companies need to have a disaster recovery plan in place. Join VPLS as we delve into what the difference between a Backup and a Disaster Recovery is and why it is extremely necessary to have both for your IT organization.