Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 Support ServicesMicrosoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-restore solution designed specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote disks as well as off-line copying to magnetic tape, and enables rapid, simple-to-manage recovery of entire computers or single files. Data Protection Manager's disk support provides the performance and reliability you need to protect your critical business information without interrupting network operations, while DPM's tape drive support makes long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies compliance with contractual or regulatory data retention requirements.

Most small businesses still rely on outdated, tape-based backup and restore solutions. In case of a serious IT breakdown, this exposes them to substantial revenue loss due to extended network downtime and, in the worst case, unrecoverable information. Tape-based backup procedures are unreliable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained physical environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to archive their own production servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backup processes call for scheduled server downtime, recovery points are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the restore process is long and tedious.

DPM gets around these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, dependable disks for short-term backup while restricting tape media to long-term storage. The speed of disks permits continual transparent backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers recovery time. For improved disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager supports high availability disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and CSV, the ability to recover single files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.

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

  • Define your recovery targets and establish a backup policy to accomplish them
  • Design a cost-effective wide area network architecture to accommodate DPM
  • Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
  • Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
  • Calculate and reserve disk space for protection
  • Plan tape circulation and management
  • Install Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your network firewall
  • Optimize backup and recovery performance

Other DPM-related Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist you to design a resilient network infrastructure that is economical to install and simple to maintain and that provides maximum system availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help your company to produce and test a business continuity strategy that is financially sensible for your business, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and reduces downtime in case of a major IT failure.

Call or Email Progent for Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
In order to contact Progent about consulting assistance for System Center DPM 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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