Microsoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-restore solution designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of both physical and virtual computers to local or remote disk drives plus off-line recording to tape, and permits fast, easy restoration of entire computers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's disk backup delivers the performance and reliability required to preserve your vital business data without disrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's tape drive compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses low and helps ensure compliance with industry or regulatory data retention mandates.
Most small companies continue to rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore technology. In case of a major system breakdown, this can lead to substantial revenue loss due to prolonged network downtime and, in the worst case, lost information. Tape-based protection procedures are unreliable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to back up their own production servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backup processes call for scheduled server downtime, restoration points are often spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restoration procedure is time consuming and hard to manage.
Data Protection Manager gets around these problems by using high-performance, reliable disks for online backup and restricting tape to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, reduces restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk reliability, DPM 2010 supports high availability disk clustering and non-stop arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and CSV, the option to restore single files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist You Integrate DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist your business to evaluate the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can help you:
- Define your protection targets and create a backup/restore strategy to meet them
- Design an efficient wide area network topology to support Data Protection Manager
- Set up Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
- Set up Protection Groups and Storage Pools
- Estimate and reserve hard disk space for protection
- Define tape rotation and administration
- Install DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
- Optimize backup and restoration speed
Additional DPM-related Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can help you to create a resilient network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and easy to manage and that offers maximum uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can assist you to produce and validate a disaster recovery strategy that is financially sensible for your business, ensures security for your vital data, and minimizes system downtime in case of a catastrophic IT failure.
Contact Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
In order to contact Progent about consulting help for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.