Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 Support ServicesMicrosoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-recovery solution built by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,transparent backup of both physical and virtual systems to onsite or remote disk drives as well as off-line backup to tape, and permits rapid, easy-to-manage restoration of whole computers or single files. DPM's disk drive backup delivers the speed and reliability you need to preserve your vital business information without disrupting network availability, while DPM's tape drive support keeps long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure adherence to contractual or regulatory retention mandates.

Many small businesses continue to depend on obsolete, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In case of a serious IT breakdown, this exposes them to significant income loss because of prolonged network unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-only protection procedures are vulnerable because tape media is subject to wear and tear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to back up their in-house production servers. Mag tape is also slow. Because of this, backups call for scheduled downtime, recovery points are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tricky.

Data Protection Manager solves these problems by using fast, reliable disks for short-term backup while restricting tape to long-term archiving. The high performance of disks permits ongoing transparent backup, reduces restoration point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts recovery time. For improved disk system reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clustering and non-stop arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and CSV, the option to recover single files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Help You Integrate DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to evaluate the expenses and advantages of DPM and can assist you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can help you:

  • Define your recovery targets and create a backup/restore strategy to accomplish them
  • Create an efficient multi-site network topology to support Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to run with DPM 2010
  • Configure Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and reserve disk space for protection
  • Define tape library rotation and management
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
  • Optimize backup and restoration speed

Additional DPM-related Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to design 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 experts can assist you to produce and validate a disaster recovery strategy that is financially realistic for your situation, provides security for your vital data, and minimizes system downtime in the event a catastrophic network failure.

Contact Progent to Get Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
To contact Progent about consulting expertise for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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