Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-restore solution built specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote hard disks as well as off-line recording to tape, and enables rapid, easy-to-manage recovery of whole computers or individual files. DPM's hard disk backup provides the speed and reliability required to protect your critical business data without interrupting network operations, while DPM's mag tape compatibility makes long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure compliance with contractual or regulatory retention requirements.

Most small companies still depend on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In case of a major IT failure, this can result in substantial income loss due to prolonged system downtime and, in the worst case, lost information. Tape-based backup procedures are unreliable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also inherently slow. Consequently, backup processes call for periodic server downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is long and tricky.

Data Protection Manager resolves these problems by using high-performance, dependable disk systems for online backup and restricting tape to long-term archiving. The high performance of hard disks allows ongoing transparent backup, shrinks restoration point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts recovery time. For improved disk system reliability, DPM 2010 supports disk clustering and non-stop storage arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the option to recover individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your business to evaluate the costs and advantages of DPM 2010 and can help you in all phases of DPM deployment. Progent can assist you to:

  • Define your protection goals and establish a backup strategy to accomplish them
  • Create a cost-effective multi-site network topology to support DPM
  • Configure Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
  • Configure Protection Groups
  • Calculate and allocate disk space for protection
  • Define tape library circulation and administration
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
  • Optimize backup and restoration speed

Additional DPM-related Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist you to create a robust network infrastructure that is economical to install and simple to manage and that offers maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can assist you to create and validate a disaster recovery plan that is economically sensible for your situation, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and minimizes downtime in case of a major network failure.

Call or Email Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
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