Apple aims to make disaster recovery personal

Apple's Lion will save any document you're working on automatically. These files can be duplicated, locked and reverted to old versions.

For a few minutes during Apple's WWDC keynote speech you could close your eyes and almost think you were listening to EMC.

Disaster recovery is going mainstream.

In its demo of Mac OS X Lion, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller demonstrated a feature that opens the door to automatic versioning. Apple's Lion will save any document you're working on automatically. These files can be duplicated, locked and reverted to old versions.

Add it up and Apple is looking to put personal disaster recovery behind the scenes, just in case you forget to save.

The punch line was:

  • Automatic versions;
  • Manual snapshots;
  • And efficient storage.

In other words, all the stuff you get in enterprise storage Apple is looking to incorporate behind the scenes.

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