Microsoft DPM 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-recovery solution designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual systems to onsite or off-site hard disks as well as off-line copying to tape, and enables rapid, simple-to-manage recovery of whole computers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's disk support delivers the performance and reliability required to preserve your critical business information without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape support keeps long-term archiving costs low and helps ensure compliance with industry or regulatory retention mandates.

Many small businesses still rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and recovery solutions. In the event of a major system failure, this can result in significant revenue loss due to extended network downtime and, in the worst case, lost data. Tape-only protection solutions are vulnerable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure incidence when using tape to back up their in-house operational servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backup processes call for periodic server downtime, recovery points are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the restore procedure is long and hard to manage.

DPM gets around these shortcomings by using high-performance, dependable hard disks for short-term backup and restricting tape media to long-term archiving. The high performance of disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts recovery time. For enhanced disk system dependability, DPM 2010 supports disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to restore single files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You Integrate DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can help you to assess the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all phases of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can help you:

  • Determine your protection targets and create a backup/restore strategy to meet them
  • Design a cost-effective wide area network topology to support DPM
  • Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM
  • Set up Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and allocate disk storage for backup
  • Define tape rotation and management
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery performance

Additional DPM-related Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can help your company to design a resilient network architecture that is economical to install and easy to manage and that offers maximum uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can assist your company to produce and validate a disaster recovery strategy that is financially realistic for your business, ensures security for your vital data, and minimizes downtime in case of a major IT breakdown.

Contact Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to get in touch with Progent about engineering support for DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.