Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-recovery platform built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,transparent backup of both physical and virtual computers to onsite or off-site disks as well as off-line copying to tape, and permits fast, easy restoration of whole computers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's hard disk support delivers the speed and reliability you need to protect your critical business information without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape compatibility makes long-term archiving expenses low and helps ensure adherence to contractual or legal data retention requirements.

Many small companies continue to depend on outdated, tape-based backup and restore solutions. In case of a major system breakdown, this exposes them to substantial revenue loss because of prolonged system unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable records. Tape-based backup solutions are vulnerable because tape media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to archive their own production servers. Tape is also slow. Consequently, backups call for scheduled downtime, recovery snap shots are commonly spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the recovery process is time consuming and tricky.

DPM solves these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, reliable hard disks for online backup while restricting tape to long-term storage. The high performance of disks permits continual transparent backup, reduces restoration point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers restoration time. For improved disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clustering and non-stop storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the option to recover individual files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Assist You Integrate DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all phases of DPM deployment. Progent can assist you to:

  • Define your protection targets and create a backup/restore policy to meet them
  • Design an efficient wide area network architecture to support DPM
  • Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
  • Set up Storage Pools
  • Estimate and allocate hard disk storage for backup
  • Plan tape library rotation and administration
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your network firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration performance

Additional DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to create a robust network infrastructure that is affordable to install and easy to manage and that offers maximum system uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can assist your company to create and validate a business continuity plan that is economically sensible for your business, provides security for your vital data, and reduces downtime in the event a major network breakdown.

Call or Email Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
If you wish to contact Progent about technical assistance for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.