Microsoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-restore platform built specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or off-site disks as well as off-line backup to magnetic tape, and enables rapid, simple-to-manage recovery of whole servers or single files. DPM's disk backup provides the speed and reliability required to preserve your vital business data without disrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs affordable and helps ensure compliance with industry or legal retention mandates.
Many small companies still rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore solutions. In the event of a major IT failure, this exposes them to substantial revenue loss due to extended system unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable information. Tape-based backup solutions are vulnerable because tape media is subject to wear and tear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure rate when using mag tape to archive their in-house production servers. Tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backup processes call for periodic server downtime, restoration snap shots are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tedious.
Data Protection Manager solves these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, dependable disk systems for online backup and restricting tape media to long-term storage. The speed of hard disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers recovery time. For improved disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clustering and non-stop storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover individual files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist your business to assess the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can assist you to:
- Define your protection targets and establish a backup strategy to meet them
- Design an efficient multi-site network architecture to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
- Configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
- Set up Protection Groups
- Estimate and reserve disk storage for backup
- Plan tape library circulation and management
- Install DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your network firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration speed
Additional DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers can help your company to create a robust network architecture that is economical to deploy and simple to maintain and that offers maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can assist you to create and test a disaster recovery plan that is economically sensible for your situation, provides security for your vital data, and reduces system downtime in case of a major IT breakdown.
Contact Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Specialist
If you wish to ask Progent about consulting support for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.