Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-recovery solution built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,transparent backup of both physical and virtual computers to onsite or off-site disks plus off-line copying to tape, and enables rapid, easy-to-manage restoration of entire servers or single files. DPM's disk drive support delivers the speed and dependability you need to protect your critical business information without disrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies adherence to contractual or legal data retention mandates.

Most small companies continue to depend on outdated, tape-based backup and recovery solutions. In case of a serious system breakdown, this can lead to significant income loss because of extended system downtime and, possibly, lost information. Tape-based backup solutions are unreliable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to back up their in-house operational servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Consequently, backup processes call for scheduled server downtime, recovery snap shots are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the restoration process is long and tedious.

DPM gets around these shortcomings by using high-performance, dependable disks for online backup while relegating tape to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks allows ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk system dependability, DPM supports disk clustering and non-stop storage arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the ability to restore individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Assist You Integrate System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can help your business to evaluate the expenses and benefits of DPM 2010 and can help you in all facets of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can assist you to:

  • Define your protection goals and create a backup/restore strategy to meet them
  • Design an efficient multi-site network topology to support DPM
  • Set up Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to work with DPM
  • Set up Protection Groups
  • Calculate and allocate hard disk space for backup
  • Plan tape rotation and administration
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
  • Optimize backup and recovery speed

Additional DPM-related Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist you to design a resilient network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and easy to manage and that offers maximum system availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can assist your company to produce and validate a disaster recovery plan that is financially sensible for your business, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and minimizes downtime in case of a major network breakdown.

Contact Progent to Get Assistance from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Expert
To contact Progent about consulting help for System Center DPM 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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