Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-restore platform built specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote disk drives as well as off-line recording to magnetic tape, and permits rapid, easy recovery of whole computers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's disk drive backup delivers the performance and reliability required to protect your vital business information without interrupting network operations, while DPM's tape support keeps long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure adherence to contractual or legal retention requirements.

Most small businesses continue to depend on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In the event of a serious system failure, this can lead to significant income loss because of prolonged network downtime and, in the worst case, lost information. Tape-based backup procedures are vulnerable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to back up their in-house operational servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Consequently, backups require scheduled server downtime, recovery snap shots are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the restoration process is time consuming and tedious.

DPM solves these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, reliable disks for short-term backup and relegating tape media to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks permits continual transparent backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers restoration time. For improved disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports high availability disk clustering and non-stop storage arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and CSV, the option to restore individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration process.

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

  • Define your recovery targets and establish a backup strategy to meet them
  • Create an efficient multi-site network topology to support Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
  • Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
  • Calculate and reserve disk storage for protection
  • Plan tape library rotation and administration
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
  • Optimize backup and recovery speed

Other DPM-related Consulting and Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist you to design a robust network infrastructure that is affordable to install and simple to maintain and that provides maximum availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help you to produce and test a disaster recovery strategy that is financially sensible for your business, ensures security for your sensitive data, and minimizes system downtime in case of a catastrophic IT failure.

Call or Email Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
In order to contact Progent about consulting support for DPM 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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