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BakBone Bolsters Backup, But Not Financial Reports

BakBone overhauled its backup story this week, adding CDP to its NetVault offering, although a major question mark still hangs over the vendor's financials.

The vendor took the wraps off its latest backup offering yesterday, joining a growing list of vendors touting CDP, which monitors write- and log-I/Os with timestamps to enable recovery from any point in time.

Built on software from BakBone's acquisition of Constant Data, NetVault: Backup 8.0 now offers CDP for devices running Linux and Windows. The vendor, which OEMs NetVault to Sun, has also integrated CDP with its backup technology in an attempt to offer users a storage/data protection combo.

"Customers only really want one application touching their data and storing it at different locations," says Jeff Drescher, BakBone's vice president of marketing. "There's a lot of startups doing CDP today, but they typically lack integration with core backup and recovery applications."

"It represents the next step in BakBone's integrated data protection strategy," added Matt Law, the vendor's product marketing manager, explaining that the CDP feature will be available at the end of this month, priced from $800 for 10 client devices.

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