Microsoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-restore solution designed specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote disks plus off-line recording to tape, and enables rapid, easy-to-manage recovery of whole servers or single files. DPM's hard disk support delivers the performance and reliability you need to protect your critical business data without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs low and helps ensure compliance with industry or regulatory retention mandates.
Many small businesses still rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and recovery solutions. In case of a serious IT failure, this can lead to substantial revenue loss because of prolonged system unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable records. Tape-only protection procedures are vulnerable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained physical environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure incidence when utilizing tape to back up their own operational servers. Tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backups call for scheduled server downtime, restoration points are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore procedure is long and tedious.
Data Protection Manager solves these shortcomings by supporting fast, reliable disk systems for online backup and relegating tape to long-term archiving. The high performance of hard disks allows ongoing transparent backup, shrinks restoration point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts recovery time. For improved disk dependability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange Server 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Help You Deploy DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can help you to evaluate the costs and advantages of DPM 2010 and can assist you in all phases of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can help you:
- Determine your protection targets and create a backup/restore strategy to meet them
- Design an efficient multi-site network topology to support DPM
- Configure Microsoft Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to run with DPM
- Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
- Estimate and reserve disk space for protection
- Define tape library circulation and administration
- Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
- Optimize backup and recovery performance
Other DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist you to design a resilient network architecture that is economical to deploy and simple to maintain and that offers maximum uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help your company to produce and test a disaster recovery plan that is financially sensible for your situation, provides security for your sensitive data, and reduces system downtime in the event a catastrophic IT breakdown.
Call or Email Progent to Get Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
In order to get in touch with Progent about engineering assistance for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.