Friday, July 21, 2006

Continuous Data Protection

Corporations have long had a variety of methods for backing up data in real time. Naturally, a lost document after a day's work can be more than you would like to put at risk. IBM is selling a program that can backup files continuously to either a network drive or to a USB flash device. The specs look good and IBM certainly has a good reputation in the data protection/recovery market. Worth taking a look.


IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files - Product overview: "Continuously back up crucial corporate data on file servers and transiently connected machines"


Anonymous said...

When evaluating the IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files product it may be worth the time to look at the Symentec and Microsoft offerings. Symantec has entered the game by incorporating CDP into the BackupExec product line and Microsoft is marketing CDP as Data Protection Manager (DPM). Keep an eye on these technologies it is early to tell what the adoption rate will be but the technology holds significant promise.


Thane said...

You're right. The coming of Vista will mean that backing up will be done in different ways and we'll have to look at all the options -- again.