Microsoft DPM 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-recovery platform built specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual systems to onsite or remote disk drives as well as off-line copying to tape, and permits fast, easy-to-manage restoration of entire computers or single files. DPM's disk support provides the speed and reliability you need to preserve your critical business data without disrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's tape drive compatibility makes long-term archiving expenses low and simplifies compliance with contractual or legal data retention requirements.

Many small companies continue to depend on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In case of a major system breakdown, this can lead to substantial revenue loss because of prolonged network unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable data. Tape-based protection procedures are vulnerable because the media is subject to wear and tear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure rate when using mag tape to archive their own production servers. Mag tape is also inherently low performance. Consequently, backups require periodic server downtime, recovery snap shots are often spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the recovery process is time consuming and hard to manage.

Data Protection Manager 2010 solves these problems by supporting fast, dependable disks for online backup while restricting tape to long-term storage. The speed of disks allows continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For improved disk system reliability, DPM 2010 supports disk clustering and non-stop arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to recover individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist You Deploy DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can help your business to assess the expenses and advantages of DPM 2010 and can assist you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can help you:

  • Determine your protection targets and create a backup policy to meet them
  • Create an efficient wide area network architecture to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Microsoft Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
  • Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and reserve disk space for protection
  • Define tape library circulation and administration
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration speed

Additional DPM Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist you to design a robust network architecture that is affordable to deploy and easy to maintain and that provides maximum availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can help you to produce and validate a disaster recovery strategy that is financially sensible for your situation, provides security for your sensitive corporate information, and minimizes downtime in the event a major IT failure.

Contact Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Specialist
If you wish to ask Progent about consulting assistance for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.