Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-restore solution built by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual systems to local or off-site disk drives as well as off-line recording to tape, and enables rapid, easy recovery of entire servers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's hard disk support delivers the performance and reliability you need to preserve your critical business data without disrupting network availability, while DPM's tape drive support keeps long-term archiving costs low and helps ensure adherence to contractual or legal retention mandates.

Many small companies still rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery solutions. In the event of a major system failure, this exposes them to substantial income loss because of extended network unavailability and, possibly, lost information. Tape-only backup solutions are vulnerable because tape media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a tightly maintained physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when utilizing tape to archive their own operational servers. Tape is also low performance. Consequently, backups call for scheduled server downtime, restoration points are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is time consuming and tedious.

Data Protection Manager 2010 solves these problems by supporting high-performance, reliable hard disks for online backup while relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The speed of disks permits continual transparent backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers restoration time. For improved disk system dependability, DPM 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to restore individual files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Assist You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all phases of DPM integration. Progent can help you:

  • Define your recovery targets and create a backup policy to accomplish them
  • Design a cost-effective wide area network topology to support DPM
  • Configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
  • Configure Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
  • Estimate and allocate disk storage for backup
  • Plan tape circulation and administration
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery speed

Additional DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can assist you to create a resilient network infrastructure that is economical to deploy and easy to manage and that provides maximum system availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help your company to produce and validate a business continuity plan that is economically realistic for your situation, provides security for your sensitive data, and minimizes downtime in case of a catastrophic IT failure.

Call or Email Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to get in touch with Progent about consulting support for Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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