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Backup Futures: De-duplication and CDP

Where is the future of backup headed? How viable are technologies such as data de-duplication and continuous data protection? In today's storage environments, these are important issues that any storage manager should be thinking about.

In this Videocast, Glasshouse Technologies' VP of Data Protection, W. Curtis Preston, covers the basics and the benefits of emerging backup technologies like data de-duplication and CDP and explains what the future holds for backup.

Data de-duplication is one of the hottest storage technologies today because it solves so many of the pressing issues that regular backup technologies can't. Storage expert, W. Curtis Preston, couldn't agree more about its potential.

This Videocast provides an insightful Q&A session with Curtis as he explains the importance and benefits of storage technologies like data de-duplication and CDP and highlights how they differ.

Get expert insight to questions like:

  • How much will data de-duplication impact backup?
  • Where can you run de-duplication?
  • What's the status of CDP?
  • Are new backup technologies user friendly?
  • What's on the horizon for backup reporting/data protection management tools?

View this Videocast to learn more.


W. Curtis Preston W. Curtis Preston authored Using SANs and NAS and Unix Backup and Recovery, the seminal O'Reilly book on backup. Mr. Preston frequently publishes articles in Storage magazine. His third O'Reilly book, Practical Backup and Recovery is now available.

Mr. Preston has been designing storage systems for more than a decade and has designed systems for environments ranging from backup systems for small businesses to enterprise storage systems for Fortune 100 companies. His passion for backup and recovery began with managing the data growth of a 24x7, mission-critical environment, running nine versions of UNIX, three databases and 250 servers. Since that time, Mr. Preston has helped dozens of companies design resilient storage systems, and his client list includes many Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies.

Widely recognized as the thought leader in the field of backup and the former President and CEO of the Storage Group, Curtis Preston joined GlassHouse in July 2004.

19 Dec 2007
Dec 19, 2007, 09:00 EST (14:00 GMT)

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