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Vol. 4 No. 2 April 2005

SNIA + CDP = SIG

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has a new special interest group (SIG) focused on Continuous Data Protection (CDP), a new category of software that aims to let you roll back to any point in time before an outage. Members of the new SIG are mostly smaller players-- Alacritus Software, InMage Systems, Mendocino Software, Mimosa Systems, Revivio, Scentric, Storactive, TimeSpring Software and XOsoft--but big names like EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, Network Appliance, Sun Microsystems and Veritas are also members. The SIG's charter is still evolving, but a first step will be to focus on market education, says Brian Olson, CTO at Storactive. For example, many IT professionals don't know there are three basic kinds of CDP: block-level CDP, which melds the concepts of snapshots and journaling; file-level CDP, which incorporates a roll-back function; and application-aware CDP. The CDP SIG also plans to do some early stage standardization, says Eric Burgener, VP of marketing at Mendocino Software, as well as an API from ...

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