Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 Support ServicesMicrosoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-restore solution designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote disk drives as well as off-line backup to magnetic tape, and enables fast, easy restoration of whole servers or single files. DPM's disk backup provides the speed and dependability you need to preserve your critical business data without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape support keeps long-term archiving expenses low and helps ensure compliance with industry or regulatory retention mandates.

Most small companies still depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and recovery technology. In the event of a major IT failure, this can result in significant income loss due to extended system unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-based protection procedures are vulnerable because the media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when utilizing tape to back up their in-house production servers. Mag tape is also low performance. Because of this, backups call for periodic server downtime, restoration snap shots are often spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restoration procedure is time consuming and tricky.

DPM gets around these problems by using high-performance, reliable hard disks for short-term backup while relegating tape to long-term storage. The high performance of disks allows ongoing transparent backup, reduces recovery point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For improved disk system reliability, DPM supports high availability disk clusters and non-stop storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the ability to restore individual files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your business to assess the costs and advantages of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can help you in all facets of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can assist you to:

  • Define your recovery goals and establish a backup strategy to accomplish them
  • Create an efficient multi-site network architecture to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
  • Set up Protection Groups and Storage Pools
  • Calculate and reserve disk space for protection
  • Plan tape library rotation and management
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration performance

Other DPM-related Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to create a resilient network architecture that is affordable to deploy and simple to manage and that provides maximum system availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help you to create and validate a disaster recovery plan that is financially sensible for your business, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and minimizes downtime in case of a catastrophic network failure.

Contact Progent to Get Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
To contact Progent about technical support for DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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