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.