Continuous Data Protection (CDP) Overview
Continuous Data Protection (CDP) is an emerging technology that enables enterprises to increase their ability to provide sustained application & data availability through enhanced data recovery capabilities. CDP is a front-end protection system that is always on, operating unobtrusively to enterprise applications. A typical CDP system is based on a disk storage infrastructure to log the continuous data changes as well as provide a time indexed view into historic points in time. As such CDP system may require additional processing resources depending on the CDP approach. In return, CDP can provide enterprise IT organizations with seamless, near-instantaneous recoveries from logical & physical data corruption events stemming from many sources, including operator errors.