Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-restore solution built by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual systems to local or off-site hard disks as well as off-line recording to tape, and enables fast, simple-to-manage restoration of whole servers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's hard disk support delivers the performance and dependability required to protect your critical business information without interrupting network operations, while DPM's mag tape compatibility makes long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure adherence to contractual or legal retention requirements.

Many small companies continue to rely on outdated, tape-based backup and restore technology. In case of a serious system breakdown, this can lead to substantial revenue loss because of extended system unavailability and, possibly, lost information. Tape-based protection procedures are unreliable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to back up their own operational servers. Tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backups require scheduled downtime, recovery snap shots are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the restoration procedure is time consuming and tricky.

DPM 2010 solves these problems by supporting high-performance, dependable disks for short-term backup and restricting tape to long-term storage. The speed of hard disks permits ongoing transparent backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For improved disk dependability, DPM supports high availability disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore single files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.

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

  • Define your protection goals and create a backup policy to meet them
  • Design an efficient multi-site network architecture to support DPM
  • Configure Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
  • Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
  • Estimate and reserve hard disk space for backup
  • Define tape rotation and administration
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your network firewall
  • Optimize backup and restoration performance

Other DPM-related Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can assist your company to create a robust network architecture that is affordable to install and simple to manage and that offers maximum system uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help you to produce and validate a business continuity plan that is economically realistic for your business, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and reduces downtime in the event a major network breakdown.

Contact Progent for Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to contact Progent about consulting expertise for DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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