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Published: 19 Oct 2012

The frenzy over continuous data protection (CDP) reached a fever pitch this fall with several new products on the market. At the same time, shifts in vendor rhetoric suggest they're being more realistic about their products' scope. It's increasingly clear that there are two kinds of CDP: one for user files and another for enterprise applications. Products catering to the former include IBM Tivoli CDP for Files, Microsoft's Data Protection Manager and Symantec/Veritas' Backup Exec 10d. Enterprise applications, meanwhile, use Asempra Technologies' Business Continuity Server (BCS); CommVault Systems' Continuous Data Replicator, an add-on to its QiNetix data management suite; EMC's RecoveryPoint; and Mendocino Software's RecoveryOne (upon which EMC's product is built). With the early days of CDP behind us, vendors seem to be playing down the idea of restore to "any point in time" without abandoning the idea altogether. For example, in addition to recovery to any point in time, EMC RecoveryPoint offers recovery to a "significant point in time"--i.e., the last ... Access >>>

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