Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-restore platform designed by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual systems to onsite or off-site disks as well as off-line recording to magnetic tape, and permits rapid, simple-to-manage restoration of whole servers or single files. Data Protection Manager's disk support delivers the speed and reliability you need to protect your vital business information without interrupting network availability, while DPM's mag tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs low and simplifies adherence to industry or legal retention mandates.

Most small businesses continue to depend on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In case of a serious system breakdown, this can result in significant revenue loss due to prolonged network downtime and, in the worst case, lost records. Tape-based protection solutions are vulnerable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to archive their own production servers. Tape is also slow. Because of this, backup processes require scheduled downtime, recovery snap shots are commonly separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore procedure is long and hard to manage.

Data Protection Manager gets around these problems by supporting fast, reliable disks for online backup and relegating tape media to long-term storage. The speed of disks permits ongoing transparent backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For improved disk dependability, DPM 2010 supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to recover single files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, improved operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Assist You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist your business to assess the costs and benefits of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can help you in all phases of DPM integration. Progent can help you:

  • Determine your recovery targets and create a backup policy to meet them
  • Design an efficient multi-site network topology to support DPM
  • Configure Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to run with DPM
  • Configure Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
  • Estimate and reserve disk storage for backup
  • Plan tape library circulation and management
  • Configure Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your network firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery speed

Other DPM Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist your company to design a robust network architecture that is affordable to install and simple to manage and that provides maximum availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can assist you to create and test a business continuity strategy that is financially realistic for your business, ensures security for your vital data, and minimizes downtime in case of a catastrophic network failure.

Contact Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
To contact Progent about consulting expertise for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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