Microsoft DPM 2010 Support ServicesMicrosoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-restore platform built by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or off-site disks as well as off-line backup to magnetic tape, and enables fast, easy recovery of entire servers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's disk backup provides the speed and dependability required to preserve your critical business data without disrupting network operations, while DPM's tape drive support makes long-term archiving costs affordable and helps ensure compliance with contractual or regulatory data retention requirements.

Most small businesses continue to depend on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In the event of a major IT breakdown, this can result in significant income loss because of extended network downtime and, possibly, lost data. Tape-only protection procedures are vulnerable because tape media is subject to wear and tear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure rate when utilizing tape to archive their own production servers. Tape is also low performance. Consequently, backup processes require periodic server downtime, recovery points are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the recovery procedure is long and tedious.

Data Protection Manager gets around these problems by using high-performance, dependable hard disks for online backup and relegating tape to long-term storage. The speed of hard disks allows ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For improved disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore individual files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You Integrate 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 phases of DPM integration. Progent can assist you to:

  • Determine your recovery goals and establish a backup/restore policy to accomplish them
  • Design a cost-effective wide area network topology to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Microsoft Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to run with DPM 2010
  • Configure Protection Groups
  • Calculate and allocate disk space for protection
  • Plan tape library rotation and administration
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
  • Optimize backup and restoration performance

Additional DPM-related Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist your company 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 security experts can help your company to create and test a disaster recovery plan that is financially sensible for your situation, provides security for your vital data, and reduces downtime in the event a catastrophic network failure.

Contact Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Specialist
In order to contact Progent about engineering help for System Center DPM 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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