Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-recovery platform built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,transparent backup of physical and virtual systems to onsite or remote disk drives as well as off-line copying to tape, and permits fast, easy recovery of entire computers or single files. Data Protection Manager's hard disk support delivers the speed and dependability you need to protect your critical business data without disrupting network operations, while DPM's tape drive compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses low and simplifies adherence to contractual or legal data retention requirements.

Most small businesses continue to depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and recovery technology. In the event of a major system breakdown, this can lead to substantial revenue loss because of extended network unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable information. Tape-based protection solutions are unreliable because the media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when utilizing tape to back up their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also slow. Consequently, backup processes call for scheduled downtime, restoration snap shots are often spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tricky.

DPM solves these problems by using high-performance, reliable disks for online backup while restricting tape to long-term storage. The speed of hard disks allows continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts recovery time. For improved disk dependability, DPM supports disk clusters and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your business to assess the costs and advantages of DPM and can help you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can assist you to:

  • Determine your protection goals and establish a backup/restore strategy to meet them
  • Create an efficient wide area network topology to accommodate Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to run with DPM
  • Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
  • Estimate and reserve disk space for backup
  • Plan tape library rotation and management
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration speed

Additional DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist you to create a resilient network architecture that is affordable to deploy and easy to maintain and that offers maximum system availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can help you to create and validate a disaster recovery plan that is economically realistic for your business, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and reduces system downtime in case of a major IT failure.

Contact Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
To contact Progent about technical support for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.
















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