Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-recovery platform designed specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or off-site hard disks plus off-line recording to tape, and permits rapid, easy recovery of whole computers or single files. DPM's disk drive support delivers the performance and reliability required to protect your critical business information without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape drive compatibility keeps long-term archiving costs affordable and helps ensure adherence to contractual or regulatory data retention requirements.

Many small companies still rely on outdated, tape-based backup and restore solutions. In the event of a major system breakdown, this exposes them to substantial income loss because of prolonged system downtime and, possibly, unrecoverable information. Tape-based backup solutions are unreliable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure rate when utilizing tape to archive their in-house production servers. Tape is also slow. Because of this, backups call for scheduled downtime, restoration points are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is long and tedious.

Data Protection Manager resolves these problems by using high-performance, reliable hard disks for short-term backup and relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The high performance of hard disks allows ongoing non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For enhanced disk system reliability, DPM 2010 supports high availability disk clustering and non-stop storage arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and CSV, the ability 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 Engineers Can Assist You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can assist your business to evaluate the costs and advantages of DPM and can help you in all phases of DPM integration. Progent can help you:

  • Define your protection targets and create a backup policy to accomplish them
  • Design a cost-effective multi-site network topology to support DPM
  • Configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to work with DPM
  • Configure Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and allocate hard disk space for protection
  • Plan tape circulation and administration
  • Install Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration performance

Additional DPM-related Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist your company to design a robust network infrastructure that is economical to install and easy to maintain and that provides maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can assist your company to create and validate a business continuity strategy that is financially sensible for your business, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and minimizes system downtime in case of a major network breakdown.

Contact Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
If you wish to contact Progent about consulting assistance for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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