Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-restore platform built specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote disks plus off-line backup to tape, and enables fast, easy-to-manage restoration of entire computers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's hard disk support provides the performance and reliability you need to protect your critical business data without interrupting network operations, while DPM's mag tape support keeps long-term archiving costs low and helps ensure adherence to contractual or regulatory data retention requirements.

Most small companies continue to depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore solutions. In the event of a serious system breakdown, this exposes them to significant income loss due to prolonged network unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-based protection procedures are unreliable because tape media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when using tape to back up their own production servers. Tape is also inherently low performance. Consequently, backup processes call for scheduled server downtime, recovery points are commonly spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the restoration process is long and tedious.

Data Protection Manager gets around these problems by using high-performance, dependable disk systems for short-term backup while relegating tape to long-term storage. The speed of disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For enhanced disk dependability, DPM 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and non-stop storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and CSV, the option to restore individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to assess the costs and advantages of DPM 2010 and can help you in all facets of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can help you:

  • Define your protection goals and create a backup policy to accomplish them
  • Design an efficient multi-site network topology to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to run with DPM 2010
  • Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and allocate disk space for protection
  • Define tape library rotation and management
  • Install Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery speed

Other DPM-related Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist your company to design a robust network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and easy to manage and that offers maximum uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help you to create and validate a disaster recovery plan that is financially sensible for your business, ensures security for your sensitive data, and reduces downtime in the event a catastrophic IT failure.

Contact Progent for Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
If you wish to contact Progent about consulting support for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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