CDP kind of came and went like SSPs. Some said it stood for “Customers Didn’t Purchase.” Others saw it as the Star Trek of the backup world – a great idea before its time.
Storage Magazine asked me to write a feature piece on it, and this is that piece. I’m back to pushing the ideas of CDP (and near-CDP — or, if you must, snapshots and replication) as what the world needs to do to make backup all better.
We also talked about this on this weeks’ Storage Monkey’s Podcast, #62 with Chris Poelker of FalconStor.
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technologist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.