In a story I wrote earlier this year, I referenced how data protection can actually empower a new generation of app development. As part of this, I said that there’s no reason the backup function can’t play a vital role in helping companies drive innovation. How can backups help? I asserted that backups in a platform could be put to the following uses: Creating a metadata catalogUsing data crawlsEstablishing better search functionality within the dataServing as a…