In-Depth: Continuous data protection (CDP)

Posted on May 24, 2007

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—Industry analysts consider it to be among the top-five "hot" storage technologies, and end-user adoption is ramping up rapidly, yet there's still some confusion surrounding continuous data protection (CDP). Here's a collection of articles from InfoStor that should shed some light on a technology that promises to meet your recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) requirements.

Consider apps when deploying CDP
CDP should include data classification, retention policies, and integration with applications, according to this article from the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).

User survey: Data protection, CDP, snapshots
Adoption of CDP is rising rapidly, and it's not used just for data-protection applications.

The role of CDP for SMBs
Now that affordable implementations of CDP are available, SMBs can take advantage of technology that was once available only to larger enterprises with big IT budgets.

What's the right 'fit' for CDP?
Some CDP products emphasize data protection and others emphasize business continuity, but it's not an either/or purchasing decision.

Disk-based data protection: Trends and forecasts
Enterprises are shifting to disk as the first line of data protection, and adoption of VTLs and CDP is on the rise.

Mendocino offers 'hybrid' CDP
Software combines "true" CDP and "near" CDP.

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