Categories: Analyst Blogs
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As we mentioned in last month’s blog, Copy Data Management (CDM) is one of the interesting areas in enterprise data management that has been gaining in popularity and relevance. CDM is about locating and managing all the copies of your data, anywhere they are, and optimizing the storage of those copies. We have been evaluating the CDM market and wanted to share some initial thoughts.
As with many of today’s IT solutions, several different approaches are used by CDM solutions to discover and identify data copies and orchestrate how existing and new copies are coordinated, managed, and optimized going forward. There are basically two architectural approaches used for copy data management which we are referring to as in-place CDM and capture CDM.
Based on these initial observations of the market, it’s easy to see why there is growing interest in CDM solutions. That leads to the next level of questions around CDM such as – What are the key features of a CDM solution? Is CDM the new Backup? Does it replace Archiving? How does it work across on-premises and cloud? What vendors offer CDM solutions?
Time for more evaluation and another blog.