Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-recovery solution designed specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote disks as well as off-line copying to magnetic tape, and enables fast, easy restoration of whole servers or individual files. DPM's disk backup delivers the performance and reliability you need to preserve your critical business data without interrupting network operations, while DPM's tape drive support keeps long-term archiving expenses low and simplifies compliance with industry or regulatory retention requirements.

Many small businesses still depend on outdated, tape-based backup and recovery solutions. In case of a major IT failure, this exposes them to substantial income loss due to prolonged system unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable records. Tape-based backup procedures are unreliable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to archive their own operational servers. Mag tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backups require periodic downtime, restoration snap shots are often spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restoration process is time consuming and hard to manage.

DPM gets around these problems by supporting fast, reliable disks for online backup and restricting tape media to long-term storage. The speed of hard disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk reliability, DPM 2010 supports disk clusters and non-stop storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and CSV, the option to restore single files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the costs and advantages of DPM 2010 and can help you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can help you:

  • Determine your protection targets and establish a backup strategy to meet them
  • Create a cost-effective wide area network architecture to support Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to run with DPM
  • Set up Protection Groups and Storage Pools
  • Calculate and allocate hard disk space for protection
  • Plan tape library circulation and administration
  • Configure Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery performance

Other DPM-related Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help your company to create a robust network architecture that is affordable to install and simple to manage and that offers maximum availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help you to produce and test a business continuity plan that is economically sensible for your business, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and minimizes system downtime in case of a catastrophic network failure.

Contact Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
In order to get in touch with Progent about technical support for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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