Microsoft DPM 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-recovery solution built by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual systems to onsite or off-site hard disks as well as off-line backup to tape, and enables rapid, easy restoration of whole servers or single files. Data Protection Manager's disk support provides the speed and dependability required to preserve your critical business information without disrupting network availability, while DPM's tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving costs low and simplifies adherence to industry or regulatory data retention requirements.

Most small companies continue to depend on outdated, tape-based backup and restore technology. In case of a serious IT failure, this exposes them to significant revenue loss due to extended network downtime and, in the worst case, lost data. Tape-based protection procedures are vulnerable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained physical environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure rate when utilizing tape to archive their own production servers. Mag tape is also inherently low performance. Consequently, backups require scheduled downtime, recovery snap shots are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore procedure is time consuming and hard to manage.

DPM gets around these problems by using high-performance, reliable disks for short-term backup and restricting tape to long-term archiving. The high performance of hard disks permits continual transparent backup, reduces restoration point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers recovery time. For improved disk dependability, Data Protection Manager supports high availability disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore single files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Assist You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your business to evaluate the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all facets of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can help you:

  • Define your protection targets and create a backup/restore strategy to accomplish them
  • Design an efficient multi-site network topology to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to run with DPM 2010
  • Set up Protection Groups
  • Calculate and reserve hard disk storage for protection
  • Define tape circulation and management
  • Install Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
  • Optimize backup and restoration performance

Other DPM-related Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist your company to design a robust network infrastructure that is economical to deploy and simple to maintain and that provides maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can assist your company to create and test a business continuity plan that is financially realistic for your business, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and reduces downtime in case of a catastrophic IT breakdown.

Call or Email Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
If you wish to contact Progent about engineering help for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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