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Jul 16 2010   2:13PM GMT

CDP is good enough to replace traditional backups

Mkellett Megan Kellett Profile: Mkellett

Continuous data protection (CDP) has been gaining popularity in IT data storage environments for a while now. Both near-CDP and real-CDP systems continuously back up data and allow users to back up data to a significant point in time.

I recently sat down with W. Curtis Preston, an independent data backup expert and Executive Editor at TechTarget, to talk about CDP in more detail. He explained the differences between near-CDP and real-CDP, who should use CDP products in their enterprises and what CDP products are available today. But most importantly, Preston noted that CDP technology has evolved to be just as good as traditional backups, and expressed hope that continuous data protection would eventually replace traditional backup systems.

Listen to our conversation in the MP3 below, and let us know your feedback on the topic as well.

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