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While the market for CDP is becoming crowded, it’s clear that Veeam wanted to get the technology right, according to Krista Macomber, senior analyst at Evaluator Group.
“We’re seeing a trend towards backup, operational recovery and CDP capabilities being included within the same solution, but still some vendors require an additional software license to be purchased, deployed and managed,” Macomber said. Veeam’s functionality is included in its Backup & Replication through the Veeam Universal License.
Zerto, Dell EMC and Veritas are among the vendors that offer continuous data protection.
“Veeam’s CDP offers what appears to be affordable business continuity for critical VMs — especially for existing Veeam customers,” Macomber said.
Allan said he couldn’t comment on other potential workloads that Veeam’s CDP could cover in the future.
“A feature like this is intended for the most mission-critical pieces of the environment — starting with VMware VMs makes sense,” Macomber said.