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NetMass Inc., a McKinney, TX-based BSP, says that more than 60% of the companies they approach only back up and recover data stored on their central file servers. An administrator with the U.S. Dept. of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) says failing to protect his users' desktop data exposed his organization to problems ranging from high data recovery costs to project delays.
Emerging CDP and BSP desktop protection technologies address these issues by:
CDP technology offers a new and effective way to tackle the age-old problem of backing up desktops. Traditional backup products generally schedule backups to run once a day, require tape drives or file shares to be accessed at the same time by multiple backup jobs, and choke the network with backup traffic. New CDP products allow administrators to back up data throughout the day and reduce network traffic.
Veritas Software Corp. began to recognize this trend away from traditional once-a-day desktop backups in 2003 based on feedback from its users. It found users weren't using desktop backup products due to their complexity, cost and the unwillingness of either administrators or users to take responsibility for the product or the success of the backups.
This was first published in January 2005