Microsoft DPM 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-recovery solution designed specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual computers to onsite or off-site disks plus off-line recording to magnetic tape, and permits rapid, easy restoration of entire servers or individual files. DPM's disk drive support provides the speed and dependability required to protect your vital business data without disrupting network operations, while DPM's mag tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving costs low and simplifies compliance with industry or legal retention requirements.

Many small companies still depend on outdated, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In the event of a serious system breakdown, this can result in substantial income loss due to prolonged network downtime and, in the worst case, lost records. Tape-only backup solutions are vulnerable because the media is subject to wear and tear and requires a tightly controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to back up their own operational servers. Tape is also low performance. Because of this, backup processes call for periodic downtime, recovery snap shots are commonly spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restoration procedure is long and tricky.

DPM resolves these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, reliable disk systems for short-term backup while restricting tape media to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks allows ongoing non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For improved disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore single files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.

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

  • Define your recovery goals and create a backup strategy to accomplish them
  • Design an efficient multi-site network topology to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to run with DPM 2010
  • Set up Protection Groups and Storage Pools
  • Calculate and allocate hard disk storage for protection
  • Define tape circulation and management
  • Install Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery speed

Other DPM Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can help you to design a resilient network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and simple to maintain and that provides maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help your company to create and validate a disaster recovery plan that is economically realistic for your situation, provides security for your vital corporate information, and reduces downtime in case of a catastrophic network failure.

Contact Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about technical expertise for System Center DPM 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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