Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Support ServicesMicrosoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-restore solution designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,transparent backup of physical and virtual systems to onsite or off-site disk drives as well as off-line backup to magnetic tape, and enables fast, easy-to-manage recovery of whole servers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's disk backup delivers the speed and dependability you need to protect your vital business information without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape support keeps long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies adherence to industry or legal data retention mandates.

Many small companies continue to depend on obsolete, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In the event of a major IT failure, this exposes them to substantial revenue loss because of extended system unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable data. Tape-based backup solutions are unreliable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to back up their own operational servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Consequently, backups call for scheduled downtime, recovery snap shots are commonly spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the recovery process is long and tricky.

Data Protection Manager gets around these shortcomings by using high-performance, dependable hard disks for short-term backup while restricting tape media to long-term storage. The high performance of disks allows continual transparent backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk system reliability, DPM supports disk clusters and non-stop storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore single files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist You Integrate DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can help you to assess the costs and benefits of DPM and can help you in all phases of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can assist you to:

  • Determine your protection targets and establish a backup strategy to meet them
  • Create an efficient wide area network topology to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to work with DPM
  • Set up Storage Pools
  • Estimate and allocate hard disk storage for protection
  • Define tape library rotation and administration
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
  • Optimize backup and recovery performance

Other DPM Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to create a robust network architecture that is economical to install and easy to manage and that provides maximum system uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can assist your company to create and validate a disaster recovery strategy that is financially sensible for your business, provides security for your vital corporate information, and minimizes system downtime in case of a catastrophic network failure.

Call or Email Progent to Get Assistance from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Expert
To get in touch with Progent about technical help for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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