Microsoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-restore platform designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual systems to local or off-site disks as well as off-line copying to magnetic tape, and enables rapid, simple-to-manage recovery of whole servers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's hard disk backup provides the speed and dependability you need to preserve your critical business data without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape compatibility makes long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure adherence to industry or legal data retention mandates.
Most small businesses still rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In case of a serious IT failure, this exposes them to substantial revenue loss because of prolonged network unavailability and, possibly, lost information. Tape-based backup solutions are vulnerable because the media is subject to wear and tear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to back up their in-house production servers. Tape is also slow. Because of this, backup processes call for scheduled server downtime, restoration points are commonly spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is long and tricky.
Data Protection Manager 2010 solves these problems by supporting high-performance, reliable disks for online backup while relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks allows continual non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clusters and non-stop arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to restore single files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange Server 2010, improved integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You Deploy DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can help your business to evaluate the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager and can help you in all facets of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can help you:
- Define your protection goals and establish a backup/restore strategy to accomplish them
- Design an efficient multi-site network topology to support Data Protection Manager
- Set up Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM
- Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
- Estimate and reserve disk storage for protection
- Define tape circulation and management
- Install Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
- Maximize backup and recovery speed
Additional DPM-related Support Offered by Progent
Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers can help you to create a resilient network architecture that is affordable to install and easy to maintain and that offers maximum availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can assist you to produce and test a business continuity plan that is financially sensible for your business, provides security for your sensitive corporate information, and minimizes downtime in case of a catastrophic IT failure.
Contact Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
To ask Progent about consulting assistance for DPM 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.