Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Support ServicesMicrosoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-restore platform designed by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual systems to onsite or off-site disks plus off-line recording to magnetic tape, and permits fast, easy-to-manage restoration of entire servers or single files. DPM's disk drive support provides the speed and dependability required to protect your critical business data without disrupting network availability, while DPM's tape drive support keeps long-term archiving expenses low and simplifies compliance with industry or legal data retention requirements.

Most small companies continue to rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In the event of a major system breakdown, this can result in substantial revenue loss because of prolonged system unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-based backup procedures are vulnerable because tape media is subject to wear and tear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to back up their in-house production servers. Tape is also low performance. Consequently, backup processes require periodic downtime, recovery snap shots are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the restore procedure is long and tricky.

DPM resolves these shortcomings by using fast, dependable disks for online backup while relegating tape to long-term storage. The high performance of disks permits continual transparent backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For improved disk dependability, DPM supports disk clusters and non-stop storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover single files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange Server 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Assist You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can help you to assess the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can help you in all facets of DPM integration. Progent can help you:

  • Define your protection goals and establish a backup policy to accomplish them
  • Design a cost-effective multi-site network architecture to support DPM
  • Configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to work with DPM
  • Configure Storage Pools
  • Calculate and allocate disk space for backup
  • Plan tape library circulation and management
  • Configure Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery speed

Other DPM-related Consulting and Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist your company to create a resilient network architecture that is affordable to install and easy to maintain and that provides maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can assist your company to produce and test a business continuity plan that is financially realistic for your situation, ensures security for your vital data, and reduces system downtime in the event a major IT breakdown.

Call or Email Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
In order to contact Progent about engineering help for System Center DPM 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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