Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-recovery solution built specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote hard disks plus off-line copying to magnetic tape, and permits fast, easy restoration of whole servers or single files. DPM's hard disk support delivers the speed and dependability required to preserve your vital business data without interrupting network availability, while DPM's tape drive support keeps long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure adherence to contractual or regulatory retention requirements.

Most small companies continue to depend on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In the event of a major system failure, this exposes them to significant revenue loss due to prolonged system unavailability and, in the worst case, lost records. Tape-only backup solutions are vulnerable because the media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to back up their in-house production servers. Tape is also slow. Consequently, backup processes require periodic server downtime, restoration points are commonly spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the restoration procedure is time consuming and tedious.

Data Protection Manager resolves these problems by supporting high-performance, dependable hard disks for online backup while relegating tape media to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk dependability, DPM 2010 supports disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange Server 2010, improved operation with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can help you to assess the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can help you in all phases of DPM integration. Progent can assist you to:

  • Determine your recovery targets and establish a backup/restore policy to meet them
  • Create a cost-effective multi-site network architecture to accommodate Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
  • Configure Storage Pools
  • Calculate and reserve disk space for backup
  • Plan tape library circulation and management
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration performance

Other DPM-related Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist you to design a resilient network architecture that is economical to deploy and easy to manage and that offers maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can help your company to produce and validate a business continuity plan that is economically sensible for your business, ensures security for your sensitive data, and reduces downtime in the event a major network breakdown.

Contact Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
To contact Progent about engineering support for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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