Microsoft DPM 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-recovery platform built specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,transparent backup of physical and virtual systems to local or remote hard disks plus off-line copying to tape, and permits rapid, easy recovery of whole servers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's disk backup provides the speed and reliability you need to protect your vital business information without interrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's tape drive compatibility keeps long-term archiving costs low and helps ensure compliance with industry or regulatory data retention mandates.

Most small businesses still rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In case of a major system breakdown, this can lead to significant revenue loss because of extended network unavailability and, possibly, lost data. Tape-based backup procedures are unreliable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when using tape to back up their in-house production servers. Mag tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backups 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.

Data Protection Manager resolves these problems by supporting fast, dependable disk systems for online backup and relegating tape to long-term storage. The high performance of disks allows continual transparent backup, reduces restoration point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers restoration time. For improved disk reliability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clusters and non-stop arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and CSV, the ability to restore individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.

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

  • Define your recovery goals and create a backup/restore strategy to accomplish them
  • Create a cost-effective wide area network architecture to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM
  • Configure Storage Pools
  • Calculate and allocate hard disk space for backup
  • Define tape rotation and management
  • Install Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
  • Optimize backup and recovery speed

Other DPM-related Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist your company to design a resilient network infrastructure that is affordable to install and simple to manage and that provides maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can assist you to produce and validate a business continuity strategy that is economically realistic for your business, provides security for your sensitive corporate information, and minimizes system downtime in the event a catastrophic IT breakdown.

Call or Email Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to ask Progent about engineering support for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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