Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-restore platform built specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual systems to onsite or remote disks as well as off-line copying to tape, and permits rapid, easy-to-manage restoration of entire servers or individual files. DPM's disk backup delivers the performance and reliability you need to protect your critical business data without interrupting network operations, while DPM's tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs low and simplifies compliance with contractual or regulatory retention requirements.

Many small businesses still depend on outdated, tape-based backup and recovery solutions. In case of a major IT breakdown, this can lead to substantial revenue loss due to prolonged network unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable data. Tape-only protection solutions are unreliable because the media is subject to wear and tear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure rate when using tape to archive their in-house production servers. Mag tape is also low performance. Consequently, backups require periodic server downtime, recovery points are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the restoration procedure is long and tedious.

DPM solves these problems by supporting fast, reliable disks for online backup and restricting tape to long-term archiving. The high performance of disks allows ongoing transparent backup, shrinks restoration point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and non-stop arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore individual files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, improved operation with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

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

  • Determine your recovery goals and create a backup strategy to accomplish them
  • Create an efficient multi-site network topology to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to run with DPM 2010
  • Set up Protection Groups
  • Estimate and allocate hard disk storage for protection
  • Plan tape library circulation and administration
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your network firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration speed

Additional DPM-related Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist your company to design a resilient network architecture that is economical to install and simple to manage and that provides maximum availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help you to produce and test a business continuity plan that is financially realistic for your business, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and reduces downtime in the event a catastrophic IT breakdown.

Call or Email Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about technical support for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.