Microsoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-recovery platform designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to onsite or off-site hard disks as well as off-line copying to magnetic tape, and enables rapid, easy-to-manage recovery of entire computers or single files. Data Protection Manager's disk backup provides the speed and reliability required to protect your vital business information without disrupting network operations, while DPM's tape drive compatibility makes long-term archiving costs low and simplifies adherence to contractual or legal data retention requirements.
Most small companies continue to rely on outdated, tape-based backup and recovery technology. In the event of a serious system failure, this exposes them to substantial revenue loss because of extended network unavailability and, in the worst case, lost information. Tape-only protection procedures are vulnerable because tape media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a carefully maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also slow. Because of this, backups require scheduled server downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tedious.
Data Protection Manager gets around these shortcomings by using fast, reliable disk systems for online backup and restricting tape to long-term storage. The speed of hard disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts recovery time. For enhanced disk reliability, DPM supports high availability disk clustering and non-stop arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore single files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Assist You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your business to evaluate the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager and can help you in all phases of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can assist you to:
- Define your recovery targets and establish a backup/restore strategy to meet them
- Design an efficient wide area network architecture to accommodate DPM
- Configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
- Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
- Calculate and allocate disk space for backup
- Define tape library circulation and management
- Install DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
- Optimize backup and restoration performance
Other DPM-related Support Services Available from Progent
Progent’s Cisco CCIE network experts can help you to create a resilient network infrastructure that is economical to deploy and easy to manage and that offers maximum availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can assist your company to create and validate a business continuity strategy that is financially sensible for your situation, provides security for your vital data, and minimizes downtime in the event a catastrophic IT breakdown.
Contact Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
To ask Progent about technical expertise for DPM 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.