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Published: 20 Oct 2012

By most accounts, continuous data protection (CDP) is the next great must-have technology. Yet research suggests users aren't exactly jumping on the bandwagon. Sixty-seven percent of Storage readers aren't currently using a CDP product, and of that number 37% have no plans to start (see "Snapshot: Is CDP part of your backup?" Storage, December 2006). That figure is corroborated by last fall's Storage Purchasing Intentions survey in which 22% of respondents said they have or will implement the technology, and 45% said they plan to evaluate it (see "What storage managers are buying and why," Storage, October 2006). Though these numbers might suggest that user interest hasn't caught up with CDP's technological momentum, users say they're interested, just unclear as to where the technology fits into their backup strategy. "A number of end users believe that CDP is just another name for other data protection methods, such as snapshot or replication, or, even in some cases, RAID," said Natalya Yezhkova, research manager, Storage Systems Group at Framingham, ... Access >>>

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