Microsoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-restore platform designed by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual systems to local or off-site hard disks as well as off-line backup to tape, and permits rapid, easy restoration of whole servers or single files. DPM's disk backup delivers the speed and dependability you need to preserve your critical business data without interrupting network operations, while DPM's mag tape support keeps long-term archiving expenses low and helps ensure compliance with industry or legal retention requirements.
Most small companies still rely on outdated, tape-based backup and restore solutions. In case of a serious system failure, this exposes them to substantial revenue loss because of extended system unavailability and, in the worst case, lost records. Tape-only backup solutions are vulnerable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to back up their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also slow. Consequently, backup processes call for periodic server downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and hard to manage.
DPM solves these problems by supporting fast, dependable hard disks for online backup while restricting tape to long-term storage. The speed 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 2010 supports high availability disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the ability to recover single files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Assist You Integrate DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist your business to evaluate the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager and can help you in all phases of DPM integration. Progent can help you:
- Determine your recovery targets and create a backup policy to meet them
- Design a cost-effective wide area network architecture to support DPM
- Configure Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM
- Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
- Calculate and reserve hard disk storage for backup
- Define tape library rotation and management
- Configure Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration performance
Additional DPM Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can help you to create a robust network infrastructure that is economical to deploy and easy to manage and that offers maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can assist your company to produce and validate a disaster recovery strategy that is economically sensible for your situation, ensures security for your vital data, and minimizes downtime in the event a major IT breakdown.
Contact Progent for Help from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Specialist
To get in touch with Progent about technical expertise for Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.