Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-restore platform built specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote hard disks as well as off-line copying to tape, and permits rapid, easy restoration of entire computers or single files. DPM's disk backup provides the performance and dependability you need to preserve your critical business data without disrupting network availability, while DPM's tape drive compatibility makes long-term archiving costs low and simplifies adherence to industry or regulatory data retention requirements.

Many small companies still rely on outdated, tape-based backup and restore technology. In case of a major system failure, this can lead to substantial income loss because of prolonged network downtime and, in the worst case, unrecoverable data. Tape-based backup procedures are unreliable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to archive their own operational servers. Mag tape is also slow. Consequently, backup processes call for periodic downtime, recovery snap shots are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the restoration process is long and tedious.

Data Protection Manager 2010 solves these problems by using high-performance, reliable disk systems for online backup while relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The high performance of disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, reduces restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts recovery time. For enhanced disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to recover single files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.

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

  • Determine your recovery goals and establish a backup/restore strategy to meet them
  • Design an efficient wide area network topology to support DPM
  • Set up Microsoft Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
  • Set up Storage Pools
  • Calculate and allocate disk space for protection
  • Define tape rotation and administration
  • Install Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your network firewall
  • Optimize backup and recovery speed

Other DPM-related Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist your company to design a resilient network architecture that is affordable to install and easy to manage and that offers maximum system availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help your company to create and validate a business continuity plan that is financially sensible for your business, provides security for your sensitive corporate information, and minimizes downtime in case of a catastrophic IT failure.

Contact Progent for Help from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to get in touch with Progent about consulting help for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.