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Vol. 8 Num. 3 May 2009

CDP picks up a little steam

Continuous data protection (CDP) application adoption is hardly a juggernaut, but our most recent survey shows a modest increase in the number of CDP users. More respondents plan implementations, but some still aren't sold on CDP's benefits. By Rich Castagna As slick as it sounds, continuous data protection (CDP) -- the ability to capture and back up new and changed data immediately -- hasn't made a huge impact in most storage shops yet. On our most recent survey, only 27% of respondents currently use a CDP application, a modest increase of approximately four points vs. last year's survey. The rap against CDP has been that it's yet another app that adds complexity and administration to backup environments. Adoption was expected to increase as more backup application vendors integrated CDP into their products, but that doesn't seem to account for the slight rise in use, as only 23% of our CDP users tap their backup apps for that capability. CDP has been around for a while, but most of those users are relative newbies, with 59% ...

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Features in this issue

  • Put data dedupe to the test

    You can take your chances and believe the deduplication ratios and performance the vendors say you'll get, or you can do it right and test the systems yourself.

  • CDP picks up a little steam

    Continuous data protection (CDP) application adoption is hardly a juggernaut, but our most recent survey shows a modest increase in the number of CDP users.

  • A dynamic four-tier storage design

    A comprehensive revamping of the storage environment at a major government agency shows how a tiered storage design can meet operational expectations without busting the budget.

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