Microsoft DPM 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-recovery platform built specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual systems to local or off-site hard disks as well as off-line copying to tape, and permits fast, easy-to-manage recovery of entire computers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's hard disk backup delivers the performance and reliability required to preserve your critical business information without interrupting network availability, while DPM's tape drive compatibility makes long-term archiving expenses low and simplifies compliance with industry or legal data retention requirements.

Most small businesses still depend on outdated, tape-based backup and recovery solutions. In case of a major IT failure, this can result in significant revenue loss because of extended system unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-based backup procedures are unreliable because tape media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a tightly controlled physical environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure rate when using mag tape to archive their own production servers. Tape is also low performance. Because of this, backup processes call for scheduled downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is long and tricky.

DPM 2010 solves these problems by using high-performance, dependable hard disks for short-term backup and relegating tape media to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks allows continual non-disruptive backup, reduces restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For improved disk system reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clusters and non-stop arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to restore individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange Server 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.

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

  • Define your recovery targets and establish a backup policy to accomplish them
  • Create a cost-effective multi-site network architecture to support Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
  • Configure Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and allocate hard disk storage for backup
  • Plan tape library rotation and administration
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
  • Optimize backup and recovery speed

Other DPM Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist you to design a resilient network architecture that is economical to install and easy to manage and that offers maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can assist your company to produce and validate a disaster recovery plan that is financially sensible for your business, provides security for your vital data, and reduces downtime in case of a major IT breakdown.

Contact Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to ask Progent about engineering assistance for DPM 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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