Continuous Data Protection (CDP)
Asigra Cloud BackupTM features CDP, which enables your customers to recover their data back to any point in time in case of a crash.
Your customers often want their data to be protected as soon as it is in its final state. Continuous Data Protection (CDP) refers to data automatically protected whenever a change is made to that data (asynchronous backup). Therefore, CDP enables data copies almost in real-time capturing every version of the data whenever the customer saves it. It allows your customers' data to be restored to any point in time.
Asigra’s agentless CDP feature allows unlimited granularity since your customers can have their data recovered from an infinite number of recovery point objectives (RPO). CDP protected files are protected whenever they are saved to disk by customers in their source computers. CDP also continuously monitors the changes on the specified target files and backs up the changes as soon as they are detected. Asigra CDP is implemented as a no-cost backup option and can be applied to file systems and email backup sets to improve recovery SLA of critical data.
Service provider benefits of using CDP include:
- Increase SLA compliance. CDP provides your customer with the peace of mind that the latest version of critical data has been backed up and is available to be recovered.
- Flexible RPOs. Traditional backups can only restore data to the point at which the backup was taken. With CDP, there are no backup schedules. When protected data is saved to disk, it is also asynchronously written to the service provider's centralized multi-tenanted storage repository. CDP keeps not only the latest saved version of protected data but also keeps track of the previous versions allowing data recovery from a wider point in time range.
- Immediate protection of critical data. Once protected data is saved to disk, it is backed up locally (if local storage is available) and simultaneously is sent encrypted over the WAN to be stored offsite to the service provider's cloud. Backup window and recovery time objectives (RTOs) are reduced to zero.
For a detailed technical overview please contact an Asigra Cloud Backup specialist: