Microsoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-restore solution built by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual systems to onsite or remote disk drives plus off-line recording to tape, and enables fast, easy recovery of entire servers or single files. DPM's hard disk backup provides the speed and reliability you need to preserve your vital business information without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape support keeps long-term archiving costs low and helps ensure compliance with contractual or legal retention requirements.
Most small companies continue to rely on outdated, tape-based backup and restore solutions. In the event of a serious IT failure, this can result in substantial revenue loss because of prolonged system unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable data. Tape-only backup solutions are unreliable because the media is subject to wear and tear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure incidence when using tape to back up their in-house production servers. Mag tape is also low performance. Consequently, backup processes call for periodic server downtime, restoration points are often spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the restoration procedure is time consuming and hard to manage.
Data Protection Manager gets around these problems by supporting high-performance, dependable disks for online backup and restricting tape media to long-term storage. The speed of hard disks allows ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For improved disk system reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clustering and non-stop storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the option to recover single files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange Server 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Help You Deploy DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all phases of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can help you:
- Define your protection goals and create a backup policy to meet them
- Design a cost-effective multi-site network architecture to support Data Protection Manager
- Configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
- Configure Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
- Estimate and allocate disk space for protection
- Plan tape circulation and administration
- Install DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
- Optimize backup and recovery performance
Additional DPM Support Available from Progent
Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist your company to design a robust network architecture that is affordable to install and easy to manage and that provides maximum uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can assist you to create and test a business continuity plan that is financially sensible for your business, ensures security for your sensitive data, and reduces system downtime in the event a catastrophic IT breakdown.
Call or Email Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to get in touch with Progent about consulting support for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.