Microsoft DPM 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-restore platform designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of both physical and virtual computers to onsite or off-site disk drives as well as off-line recording to tape, and enables fast, easy-to-manage restoration of whole computers or individual files. DPM's disk drive backup delivers the speed and dependability you need to preserve your critical business information without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape support keeps long-term archiving expenses affordable and simplifies adherence to contractual or regulatory retention mandates.

Most small businesses still depend on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In case of a major IT breakdown, this exposes them to substantial income loss due to extended system unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-based backup procedures are vulnerable because tape media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when using tape to back up their in-house operational servers. Tape is also slow. Consequently, backups call for scheduled server downtime, recovery snap shots are commonly spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is long and tedious.

Data Protection Manager solves these shortcomings by using high-performance, reliable disk systems for short-term backup and restricting tape media to long-term archiving. The high performance of disks allows ongoing non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers recovery time. For improved disk reliability, DPM supports disk clusters and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your business to evaluate the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all facets of DPM integration. Progent can help you:

  • Define your recovery goals and create a backup strategy to meet them
  • Design a cost-effective multi-site network topology to accommodate Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to run with DPM 2010
  • Configure Protection Groups
  • Estimate and allocate disk storage for protection
  • Plan tape library circulation and management
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration performance

Additional DPM Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to design a resilient network architecture that is affordable to install and easy to manage and that offers maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can assist your company to produce and validate a business continuity plan that is financially realistic for your situation, provides security for your sensitive data, and minimizes system downtime in case of a catastrophic network failure.

Call or Email Progent for Help from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to contact Progent about technical help for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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