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Published: 22 Oct 2012

Backup vendors benefit from snapshot and dedupe technologies. You can, too. Three new technologies--snapshot, continuous data protection (CDP) and deduplication--are making their way into traditional backup products at a time when the market is demanding more efficient, less-costly solutions. There are several drivers for this optimization. First, unabated data growth continues to stress backup infrastructures. Capacity requirements for secondary storage are burdening backup and disaster recovery (DR) budgets. The time needed to perform backup operations is simply unworkable for many organizations, even when disk-to-disk strategies are applied. Key business apps such as corporate messaging systems and ecommerce portals require uninterrupted access. And performing a reliable backup may mean taking active systems offline. As a result, minimizing downtime and the amount of data lost in a recovery event (recovery point objective or RPO) are at the top of many organizations' to-do lists. Backup vendors have made some strides in moving advanced technologies into ... Access >>>

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    • Backup gets a boost: Hot Spots by Lauren Whitehouse

      Snapshots, continuous data protection and deduplication are making their way into traditional backup products. By capturing, transferring and storing less data in the backup process, organizations can back up more data to disk--retaining data on disk for longer periods of time or enabling disk-to-disk backup for more sets of data than before.

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