Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-recovery platform designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting 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 recording to tape, and enables rapid, easy recovery of entire servers or single files. Data Protection Manager's disk drive backup provides the performance and reliability you need to preserve your critical business information without interrupting network operations, while DPM's mag tape compatibility makes long-term archiving expenses affordable and simplifies compliance with industry or legal retention mandates.

Many small companies still depend on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In case of a serious IT failure, this can result in significant income loss because of extended system unavailability and, possibly, lost information. Tape-only backup procedures are vulnerable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained physical environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when utilizing tape to back up their in-house operational servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Consequently, backups call for scheduled downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the restore process is long and hard to manage.

DPM solves these problems by using fast, dependable disks for online backup while restricting tape to long-term storage. The speed of disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For improved disk reliability, DPM 2010 supports disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore individual files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint, and 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 engineers can help your business to assess the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager and can help you in all facets of DPM integration. Progent can help you:

  • Determine your protection targets and establish a backup strategy to meet them
  • Design an efficient multi-site network architecture to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Microsoft Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to run with DPM 2010
  • Set up Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
  • Estimate and allocate hard disk storage for protection
  • Plan tape library circulation and management
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your network firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery performance

Additional DPM-related Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to design a robust network infrastructure that is economical to install and simple to manage and that provides maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help your company to create and test a business continuity strategy that is financially realistic for your business, provides security for your sensitive data, and minimizes system downtime in the event a catastrophic IT failure.

Contact Progent for Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to get in touch with Progent about technical assistance for System Center DPM 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.