Microsoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-recovery platform designed specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to local or off-site disks as well as off-line recording to magnetic tape, and enables rapid, easy restoration of whole computers or single files. DPM's hard disk backup provides the performance and reliability you need to preserve your critical business data without disrupting network operations, while DPM's mag tape support keeps long-term archiving expenses low and helps ensure compliance with contractual or legal data retention mandates.
Most small businesses continue to depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and recovery technology. In the event of a major system failure, this exposes them to significant income loss due to extended system unavailability and, in the worst case, lost data. Tape-only protection procedures are unreliable because the media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a carefully maintained physical environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to archive their in-house production servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Consequently, backups require scheduled downtime, restoration points are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the restoration process is long and tricky.
DPM 2010 solves these shortcomings by using fast, dependable hard disks for short-term backup and restricting tape to long-term archiving. The high performance of hard disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, reduces restoration point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For improved disk system reliability, Data Protection Manager supports high availability disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and CSV, the option to recover single files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, improved operation with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can help your business to evaluate the expenses and advantages of DPM 2010 and can assist you in all phases of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can help you:
- Determine your recovery goals and create a backup strategy to accomplish them
- Create an efficient multi-site network architecture to support Data Protection Manager
- Set up Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
- Configure Storage Pools
- Calculate and allocate hard disk storage for protection
- Define tape library circulation and management
- Install Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
- Optimize backup and recovery performance
Additional DPM-related Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist your company to create a resilient network architecture that is affordable to deploy and simple to manage and that offers maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help your company to create and validate a business continuity strategy that is economically sensible for your business, ensures security for your vital data, and reduces downtime in case of a catastrophic IT breakdown.
Contact Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
To get in touch with Progent about consulting support for Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.