"It's very easy for us. For most companies today, I think it should be a pretty simple, effective way of getting some sleep at night and not worrying about backups."
Paul Leone, Vice-President Information Technology and Logistics adidas Canada Ltd.
The Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) paradigm is currently the most commonly-used method for backing up data and retaining long-term archives. Although the GFS paradigm has stood the test of time for several decades, it’s quickly losing ground to a revolutionary new contender.
The Progressive Paradigm (often called Incremental Forever) is a fully-automated, software-driven approach that allows backup administrators to:
Eliminate human or mechanical error
Save on backup storage costs
Improve the recovery process
Adhere to stricter Recovery Point Objectives (RPO)