Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-restore platform built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote disk drives plus off-line recording to tape, and permits fast, easy-to-manage recovery of entire computers or single files. DPM's disk drive backup delivers the speed and dependability required to protect your vital business information without interrupting network operations, while DPM's tape support keeps long-term archiving costs low and simplifies compliance with industry or regulatory retention requirements.

Many small businesses continue to rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and restore technology. In case of a serious system failure, this can result in substantial revenue loss because of prolonged system downtime and, possibly, lost records. Tape-only protection solutions are unreliable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when using tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backup processes call for periodic server downtime, recovery points are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the recovery process is time consuming and tedious.

Data Protection Manager resolves these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, reliable disk systems for online backup while restricting tape media to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clusters and fault-tolerant arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to recover single files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help You Integrate System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can help your business to assess the expenses and benefits of DPM 2010 and can assist you in all facets of DPM integration. Progent can help you:

  • Define your recovery goals and create a backup policy to meet them
  • Create a cost-effective wide area network architecture to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Microsoft Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
  • Configure Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and allocate hard disk space for backup
  • Define tape library circulation and management
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
  • Optimize backup and restoration performance

Other DPM-related Consulting and Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist your company to create a robust network architecture that is economical to deploy and easy to maintain and that offers maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can assist you to create and validate a disaster recovery strategy that is economically realistic for your situation, ensures security for your sensitive data, and reduces downtime in the event a major IT failure.

Call or Email Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
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