Microsoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-recovery solution built specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,transparent backup of both physical and virtual computers to onsite or off-site disks plus off-line backup to tape, and enables fast, easy recovery of entire computers or single files. Data Protection Manager's hard disk backup provides the performance and reliability you need to protect your vital business data without interrupting network availability, while DPM's tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs low and simplifies adherence to industry or legal retention mandates.
Many small companies continue to depend on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery solutions. In case of a serious system failure, this exposes them to substantial income loss due to prolonged system unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable records. Tape-only protection procedures are unreliable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure rate when utilizing tape to archive their in-house production servers. Tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backups require periodic server downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tricky.
Data Protection Manager gets around these problems by using high-performance, dependable disks for short-term backup and relegating tape media to long-term storage. The speed of disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk system reliability, DPM 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and fault-tolerant arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and CSV, the option to recover individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Help You Deploy DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist your business to evaluate the costs and advantages of DPM and can help you in all phases of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can assist you to:
- Determine your recovery goals and create a backup/restore strategy to accomplish them
- Design an efficient wide area network architecture to accommodate Data Protection Manager
- Set up Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
- Set up Protection Groups
- Estimate and reserve hard disk space for protection
- Define tape circulation and management
- Install DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your network firewall
- Maximize backup and recovery speed
Other DPM Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to create a resilient network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and easy to manage and that provides maximum system availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can help your company to create and test a business continuity plan that is financially realistic for your situation, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and reduces system downtime in case of a major IT breakdown.
Call or Email Progent to Get Assistance from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about technical assistance for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.