Microsoft DPM 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-restore solution built specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote disks plus off-line recording to magnetic tape, and permits fast, easy-to-manage recovery of entire servers or single files. DPM's disk drive support provides the speed and reliability you need to protect your critical business information without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses affordable and simplifies adherence to industry or legal retention mandates.

Most small companies continue to rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and recovery solutions. In the event of a major IT breakdown, this can lead to significant income loss due to extended network unavailability and, in the worst case, lost information. Tape-based backup solutions are unreliable because the media is subject to wear and tear and requires a carefully maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to archive their own production servers. Mag tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backups require periodic server downtime, recovery points are often spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restoration procedure is time consuming and hard to manage.

DPM 2010 solves these shortcomings by supporting fast, reliable disks for online backup and restricting tape to long-term storage. The speed of disks allows continual transparent backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers recovery time. For enhanced disk system reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and CSV, the ability to recover individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the expenses and benefits of DPM 2010 and can assist you in all phases of DPM integration. Progent can help you:

  • Define your protection targets and establish a backup/restore policy to accomplish them
  • Design an efficient multi-site network topology to support Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM
  • Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and reserve disk space for protection
  • Plan tape library rotation and management
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery performance

Other DPM-related Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help your company to create a robust network infrastructure that is economical to deploy and easy to maintain and that provides maximum system availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help you to produce and test a business continuity strategy that is financially realistic for your business, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and minimizes downtime in case of a major IT failure.

Contact Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
To contact Progent about engineering expertise for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.