Microsoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-recovery solution designed specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual systems to local or remote disk drives as well as off-line recording to magnetic tape, and permits fast, simple-to-manage restoration of whole servers or single files. DPM's hard disk backup delivers the speed and reliability you need to preserve your critical business data without disrupting network availability, while DPM's tape support keeps long-term archiving expenses low and simplifies compliance with contractual or legal data retention mandates.
Many small businesses still rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and recovery technology. In the event of a serious IT breakdown, this can result in substantial income loss due to prolonged system downtime and, possibly, lost data. Tape-only backup procedures are unreliable because the media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a tightly controlled physical environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to archive their in-house production servers. Tape is also slow. Because of this, backups call for scheduled downtime, recovery points are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the recovery process is long and tedious.
Data Protection Manager 2010 solves these problems by using fast, dependable hard disks for online backup while relegating tape to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks allows ongoing transparent backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For improved disk reliability, DPM supports disk clustering and non-stop arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the ability to recover single files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Assist You Integrate System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist your business to evaluate the costs and advantages of DPM 2010 and can help you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can help you:
- Define your protection targets and create a backup/restore policy to accomplish them
- Design an efficient multi-site network topology to support DPM
- Set up Microsoft Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
- Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
- Estimate and allocate disk space for backup
- Define tape library rotation and administration
- Configure DPM Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration performance
Additional DPM Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to create a resilient network architecture that is affordable to deploy and easy to manage and that offers maximum system availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can assist you to produce and validate a disaster recovery plan that is financially sensible for your situation, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and reduces system downtime in case of a major network failure.
Call or Email Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to ask Progent about technical assistance for System Center DPM 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.