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This article is part of the September 2013 Vol. 12 No. 7 issue of More choices for virtual server backups
Conventional data protection methods are falling behind in the battle to protect data stores and secure mobile data. We need to add intelligence to data to help it protect itself. There's a lot of cool stuff going on with backup these days, with a lot of interesting technical innovation making backup easier and more flexible than ever. Yet despite these new developments in data protection, I can't help but wonder if the efforts are somehow missing the mark. Key data protection methods like deduplication and snapshot management continue to develop, while other techs -- like continuous data protection (CDP) -- are getting dusted off, spiffed up and finding new niches. The idea of backup-less backups is starting to take hold, but most companies are still looking for ways to streamline or simply enable more traditional approaches to data protection, like daily incremental backups plus weekly fulls. We need to figure out ways to squeeze a ton of backup into a 10- to 12-hour window or even eschew windows altogether in favor of CDP methods that do backup in dribs ... Access >>>
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