Microsoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-restore platform designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting 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 disks as well as off-line recording to magnetic tape, and permits fast, easy-to-manage recovery of whole computers or single files. DPM's hard disk backup provides the performance and dependability you need to preserve your critical business information without interrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's tape support keeps long-term archiving costs low and simplifies adherence to contractual or legal data retention mandates.
Most small companies still rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In the event of a serious IT failure, this can result in significant revenue loss due to extended system unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-only backup procedures are unreliable because tape media is subject to wear and tear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when using tape to archive their own production servers. Tape is also low performance. Because of this, backup processes require periodic downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the recovery process is time consuming and tedious.
DPM 2010 solves these problems by supporting fast, reliable disks for short-term backup and restricting tape to long-term archiving. The high performance of hard disks allows continual non-disruptive backup, reduces restoration point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers restoration time. For improved disk reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover single files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist you to assess the costs and advantages of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all facets of DPM integration. Progent can assist you to:
- Define your recovery goals and establish a backup policy to accomplish them
- Design an efficient wide area network architecture to support System Center Data Protection Manager
- Set up Microsoft Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to run with DPM
- Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
- Calculate and reserve disk space for protection
- Define tape library circulation and administration
- Install DPM Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your network firewall
- Maximize backup and recovery performance
Other DPM-related Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can help you to create a robust network architecture that is economical to install and easy to maintain and that provides maximum system availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can assist you to produce and test a disaster recovery plan that is financially realistic for your situation, provides security for your vital data, and minimizes system downtime in case of a catastrophic network breakdown.
Contact Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Specialist
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about consulting assistance for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.