Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-restore platform designed by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote hard disks as well as off-line backup to tape, and permits rapid, simple-to-manage restoration of whole servers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's disk support provides the speed and dependability you need to preserve your vital business information without disrupting network operations, while DPM's tape drive compatibility makes long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure adherence to industry or legal data retention requirements.

Many small companies continue to depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore solutions. In case of a major system failure, this can lead to substantial revenue loss due to extended network unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable data. Tape-based backup procedures are vulnerable because tape media is subject to wear and tear and requires a tightly maintained physical environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when using tape to archive their own production servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backups require scheduled downtime, recovery snap shots are commonly separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore procedure is long and hard to manage.

Data Protection Manager gets around these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, dependable hard disks for short-term backup while relegating tape to long-term storage. The speed of hard disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For improved disk reliability, DPM 2010 supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and CSV, the ability to recover single files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration process.

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

  • Define your protection targets and create a backup strategy to accomplish them
  • Design a cost-effective multi-site network topology to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
  • Set up Protection Groups and Storage Pools
  • Estimate and reserve disk storage for backup
  • Define tape library circulation and management
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery performance

Other DPM-related Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can help your company to design a robust network architecture that is economical to install and easy to maintain and that offers maximum availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can help you to create and validate a disaster recovery strategy that is economically realistic for your situation, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and minimizes system downtime in case of a catastrophic IT breakdown.

Call or Email Progent for Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
In order to get in touch with Progent about consulting support for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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