Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-recovery platform built by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote hard disks as well as off-line recording to magnetic tape, and enables rapid, easy-to-manage recovery of entire servers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's hard disk support provides the speed and reliability you need to protect your vital business data without interrupting network availability, while DPM's tape compatibility makes long-term archiving expenses low and simplifies adherence to industry or legal data retention requirements.

Most small companies continue to rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore technology. In the event of a major system breakdown, this can lead to significant income loss due to prolonged network downtime and, possibly, lost information. Tape-only backup procedures are unreliable because the media is subject to wear and tear and requires a carefully maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when utilizing tape to back up their own operational servers. Mag tape is also slow. Consequently, backup processes require periodic server downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tedious.

DPM resolves these problems by using high-performance, reliable disk systems for short-term backup and restricting tape to long-term storage. The speed of disks allows ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For enhanced disk dependability, DPM 2010 supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the ability to recover individual files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange Server 2010, improved integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.

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

  • Determine your protection targets and create a backup strategy to meet them
  • Design a cost-effective wide area network topology to accommodate Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
  • Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
  • Estimate and reserve disk storage for backup
  • Plan tape circulation and administration
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your network firewall
  • Optimize backup and recovery speed

Additional DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to design a resilient network architecture that is affordable to install and simple to maintain and that provides maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can help you to create and validate a disaster recovery strategy that is economically sensible for your business, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and minimizes system downtime in the event a major IT failure.

Call or Email Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
To get in touch with Progent about engineering support for System Center DPM 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.