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April 2016

Data backup options lag, yet CDP adoption still lacking

March 31 was World Backup Day -- and hopefully by now you're rested up and recovered from all the partying and celebratory hijinks. The funny hats have been put away 'til next year, the "backing up is easy, restoring is hard" T-shirt is back in the drawer and that hangover from toasting incrementals and synthetic fulls is just about gone. What? You didn't party like it's 1999 to celebrate World Backup Day? What a shame to miss such a momentous event. But I bet your company is backing up like it's 1999. Because that's pretty much what most companies are doing these days -- using essentially the same data backup options, processes and products to protect data that they did a couple of decades ago. Backup is still backup For the last few years, much of the buzz around the data center has been about transformation -- virtualizing everything but the water cooler, and creating an agile environment that turns on a dime to help the company make a buck. Technologies are evolving, software and hardware are being recalibrated to serve the ...

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