Microsoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-recovery solution designed specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual computers to local or off-site disks as well as off-line copying to magnetic tape, and permits rapid, simple-to-manage recovery of whole computers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's disk support provides the speed and dependability you need to preserve your critical business information without disrupting network availability, while DPM's tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies compliance with contractual or legal retention requirements.
Many small companies still rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and restore technology. In case of a serious system breakdown, this exposes them to significant income loss because of prolonged network unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable data. Tape-only backup solutions are vulnerable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also slow. Because of this, backups call for periodic server downtime, restoration snap shots are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the restoration process is long and tricky.
Data Protection Manager solves these shortcomings by using fast, reliable disk systems for short-term backup while restricting tape media to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks permits continual transparent backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For improved disk system reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports high availability disk clustering and non-stop arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to recover individual files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint, and 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 consultants can help you to assess the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can assist you to:
- Determine your protection targets and create a backup strategy to meet them
- Design an efficient wide area network topology to support DPM
- Set up Microsoft Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to run with DPM
- Set up Storage Pools
- Calculate and reserve hard disk space for backup
- Plan tape rotation and administration
- Configure Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
- Maximize backup and recovery performance
Other DPM-related Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can help you to create a resilient network architecture that is economical to deploy and easy to maintain and that offers maximum system uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can assist you to produce and test a business continuity strategy that is economically sensible for your business, provides security for your sensitive data, and reduces downtime in the event a catastrophic IT failure.
Contact Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
To ask Progent about technical expertise for DPM 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.