Microsoft DPM 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-recovery solution built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to local or off-site hard disks as well as off-line recording to tape, and permits fast, easy recovery of entire computers or single files. DPM's disk drive backup delivers the performance and reliability required to preserve your vital business information without interrupting network availability, while DPM's tape drive compatibility keeps long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies compliance with industry or regulatory retention requirements.

Most small companies still depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore technology. In case of a serious IT failure, this can lead to significant income loss because of prolonged network unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable information. Tape-only protection solutions are unreliable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to back up their own production servers. Mag tape is also low performance. Because of this, backup processes require scheduled downtime, recovery points are commonly spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the recovery procedure is long and tedious.

DPM gets around these shortcomings by using fast, reliable hard disks for short-term backup while restricting tape to long-term archiving. The speed of disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts recovery time. For improved disk system reliability, DPM supports disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and CSV, the option to recover individual files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist your business to assess the expenses and advantages of DPM 2010 and can assist you in all phases of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can help you:

  • Determine your protection targets and establish a backup/restore strategy to meet them
  • Design an efficient multi-site network topology to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
  • Configure Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
  • Estimate and reserve hard disk space for protection
  • Plan tape rotation and management
  • Configure Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
  • Optimize backup and restoration speed

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 simple to manage and that provides maximum uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can help your company to create and validate a business continuity strategy that is economically sensible for your situation, provides security for your vital data, and minimizes system downtime in case of a major network breakdown.

Call or Email Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
To get in touch with Progent about engineering help for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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