Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-recovery solution built specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual systems to local or remote hard disks as well as off-line backup to tape, and enables rapid, simple-to-manage recovery of entire computers or individual files. DPM's hard disk support delivers the speed and dependability you need to preserve your vital business data without disrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies adherence to industry or legal data retention requirements.

Most small companies still rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In case of a major system failure, this can lead to substantial revenue loss because of prolonged network unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable records. Tape-only protection procedures are vulnerable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained physical environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to back up their in-house operational servers. Tape is also low performance. Because of this, backups require scheduled server downtime, recovery snap shots are often spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restore procedure is long and hard to manage.

Data Protection Manager solves these problems by supporting high-performance, reliable hard disks for online backup while relegating tape to long-term storage. The high performance of disks allows ongoing transparent backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk system reliability, DPM supports high availability disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and CSV, the ability to restore individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Assist You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your business to assess the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all phases of DPM integration. Progent can assist you to:

  • Determine your protection goals and create a backup/restore policy to accomplish them
  • Create a cost-effective multi-site network architecture to accommodate DPM
  • Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
  • Configure Storage Pools
  • Calculate and allocate hard disk storage for protection
  • Plan tape circulation and management
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration speed

Other DPM-related Consulting and Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can help your company to create a robust network infrastructure that is economical to install and easy to maintain and that offers maximum system uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can assist your company to produce and test a disaster recovery plan that is financially sensible for your business, provides security for your vital data, and minimizes downtime in case of a catastrophic IT failure.

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

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