Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-recovery solution built specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of both physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote disks as well as off-line recording to tape, and enables fast, easy recovery of entire servers or single files. DPM's disk backup provides the performance and dependability you need to preserve your critical business data without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape drive support makes long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies compliance with contractual or regulatory data retention requirements.

Most small companies still rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and recovery technology. In case of a major system failure, this exposes them to significant revenue loss because of prolonged network downtime and, possibly, unrecoverable data. Tape-only protection solutions are vulnerable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a tightly controlled physical environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure rate when using mag tape to archive their own operational servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backup processes require periodic server downtime, restoration snap shots are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is time consuming and tedious.

DPM solves these shortcomings by using high-performance, reliable disk systems for online backup while restricting tape to long-term archiving. The speed of disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk reliability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to recover individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your business to assess the costs and benefits of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can help you in all phases of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can assist you to:

  • Determine your recovery goals and create a backup policy to accomplish them
  • Create an efficient multi-site network architecture to support Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to run with DPM
  • Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
  • Calculate and reserve disk storage for protection
  • Plan tape rotation and administration
  • Configure Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration speed

Additional DPM-related Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can help your company to create a resilient network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and simple to maintain and that offers maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can help your company to create and test a business continuity strategy that is financially realistic for your business, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and reduces downtime in the event a catastrophic network failure.

Contact Progent for Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to contact Progent about technical help for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.
















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