Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-restore solution designed by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual systems to local or off-site hard disks as well as off-line copying to magnetic tape, and permits rapid, easy-to-manage restoration of whole servers or individual files. DPM's disk drive support delivers the performance and reliability you need to preserve your critical business data without interrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's tape drive support makes long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies adherence to industry or regulatory data retention requirements.

Many small businesses continue to depend on outdated, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In the event of a serious IT breakdown, this can lead to substantial income loss due to prolonged system downtime and, possibly, unrecoverable information. Tape-based protection solutions are vulnerable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to back up their in-house production servers. Mag tape is also slow. Because of this, backup processes call for periodic downtime, recovery points are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is time consuming and tricky.

DPM gets around these problems by using high-performance, reliable hard disks for online backup while restricting tape to long-term storage. The speed of hard disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers recovery time. For improved disk dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and fault-tolerant arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 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 2010, improved integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.

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

  • Define your protection targets and establish a backup/restore policy to meet them
  • Design a cost-effective wide area network topology to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Microsoft Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to run with DPM
  • Configure Storage Pools
  • Estimate and allocate hard disk storage for protection
  • Define tape rotation and administration
  • Configure Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery performance

Other DPM Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help your company to create a resilient network architecture that is economical to deploy and simple to maintain and that offers maximum system uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can assist your company to produce and validate a disaster recovery strategy that is financially realistic for your situation, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and reduces downtime in case of a catastrophic network breakdown.

Contact Progent for Help from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
In order to contact Progent about engineering help for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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