Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 Support ServicesMicrosoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-recovery platform built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of both physical and virtual systems to onsite or remote hard disks plus off-line backup to tape, and enables fast, simple-to-manage recovery of entire servers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's disk backup delivers the speed and dependability you need to preserve your vital business data without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape support keeps long-term archiving costs affordable and helps ensure adherence to contractual or regulatory retention requirements.

Many small companies continue to rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and recovery solutions. In the event of a major system failure, this can result in substantial revenue loss due to prolonged network downtime and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-only backup procedures are vulnerable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Tape is also slow. Because of this, backups require periodic server downtime, restoration points are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the restoration procedure is long and tricky.

DPM 2010 solves these problems by supporting fast, dependable hard disks for online backup while restricting tape to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts recovery time. For improved disk reliability, DPM supports disk clustering and non-stop storage arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your business to assess the costs and advantages of DPM 2010 and can help you in all facets of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can assist you to:

  • Determine your protection goals and establish a backup strategy to accomplish them
  • Create an efficient multi-site network architecture to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
  • Configure Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and allocate disk space for backup
  • Define tape library circulation and administration
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
  • Optimize backup and restoration performance

Additional DPM-related Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to create a robust network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and easy to manage and that provides maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help your company to produce and validate a business continuity plan that is financially sensible for your situation, ensures security for your vital data, and minimizes downtime in case of a catastrophic network failure.

Contact Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
To get in touch with Progent about technical expertise for System Center DPM 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.