Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-restore solution built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote disks as well as off-line backup to magnetic tape, and permits fast, simple-to-manage restoration of entire servers or individual files. DPM's disk backup delivers the performance and reliability you need to preserve your vital business data without disrupting network availability, while DPM's tape support keeps long-term archiving costs low and simplifies adherence to industry or regulatory retention requirements.

Most small businesses still rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore technology. In case of a major system failure, this can result in significant revenue loss because of extended system unavailability and, in the worst case, lost information. Tape-only backup solutions are unreliable because tape media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure rate when using mag tape to back up their in-house production servers. Tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backup processes require scheduled server downtime, restoration points are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is time consuming and hard to manage.

Data Protection Manager solves these shortcomings by using high-performance, reliable hard disks for short-term backup while restricting tape to long-term storage. The speed of hard disks permits ongoing transparent backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk dependability, DPM 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore individual files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Assist You Integrate System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all facets of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can help you:

  • Define your protection goals and create a backup/restore policy to meet them
  • Create a cost-effective multi-site network architecture to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
  • Set up Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and allocate disk space for protection
  • Plan tape circulation and management
  • Configure Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your network firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery performance

Additional DPM-related Consulting and Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist your company to create a resilient network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and easy to maintain and that offers maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can help you to create and test a disaster recovery plan that is economically realistic for your situation, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and reduces downtime in case of a major network breakdown.

Call or Email Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
To ask Progent about engineering expertise for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.
















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