By Oscar Wahlberg, Director of Product Management
Replication as Data Protection
The use of replication as a data protection method is not new. Historically, it was relegated to disaster recovery for tier-1 applications and did not have a role in day-to-day backups.
Recently, however, many customers are using replication as their primary mechanism for backup and recovery for all tiers of systems – primarily due to the advent of object storage systems with built in replication and versioning. Unfortunately, the side effect is that this significantly increases the amount of data that needs to be replicated.