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CDP Makes the Grade

5:25 PM -- At what point does a trend become just so much piling-on? In the case of continuous data protection (CDP), I think we can safely answer: mid February.

Maybe you've been too distracted by snowstorms, valentines, and medal counts to keep track. But CDP has been really lighting up the pixels here at Byte and Switch. (See Asempra Assembles $20M , Adaptec Intros CDP, New NAS, and SonicWall Intros CDP.)

Don't get me wrong -- we love the low-hanging fruit as much as anyone. And the headlines provoked an impromptu, virtual water cooler discussion with some colleagues about spinning off something called CDP Week. "Too niche-y," proclaimed one, as we agreed to abandon the idea. That in turn led to the inevitable discussion of what you call killing off a sister publication.


Actually, Network Computing's Howard Marks may have saved us all the trouble. He oversaw the testing of eight different vendors' CDP products, and the results may surprise you. (See CDP Report Card.) All I'm going to say is that Symantec came out on top, with upstarts TimeSpring and FilesX following very closely on its heels.

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