Microsoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-recovery platform designed by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual systems to local or off-site disk drives plus off-line copying to tape, and permits rapid, easy-to-manage restoration of whole computers or single files. Data Protection Manager's disk drive support delivers the speed and reliability required to preserve your vital business data without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies compliance with contractual or legal data retention requirements.
Most small companies continue to rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and recovery technology. In case of a serious IT failure, this can result in significant revenue loss because of extended network downtime and, possibly, unrecoverable information. Tape-only protection solutions are unreliable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to archive their in-house production servers. Mag tape is also slow. Because of this, backup processes call for periodic server downtime, restoration points are often spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the recovery procedure is long and tricky.
Data Protection Manager 2010 solves these shortcomings by supporting fast, reliable hard disks for short-term backup while relegating tape to long-term archiving. The high performance of disks permits ongoing transparent backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For improved disk system reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clustering and non-stop arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover individual files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You Integrate System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to assess the costs and benefits of DPM 2010 and can assist you in all facets of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can assist you to:
- Define your protection targets and create a backup policy to accomplish them
- Create a cost-effective wide area network architecture to support System Center Data Protection Manager
- Configure Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to work with DPM
- Set up Protection Groups and Storage Pools
- Calculate and allocate disk storage for backup
- Plan tape circulation and administration
- Install DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your network firewall
- Optimize backup and recovery performance
Additional DPM-related Consulting and Support Services Available from Progent
Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help you to design a robust network architecture that is economical to install and easy to manage and that offers maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can assist your company to create and test a disaster recovery strategy that is financially realistic for your situation, ensures security for your sensitive data, and reduces downtime in case of a catastrophic IT failure.
Contact Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to contact Progent about technical support for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.