Microsoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-recovery solution designed specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to local or off-site hard disks plus off-line copying to tape, and enables rapid, simple-to-manage restoration of entire servers or individual files. DPM's hard disk backup provides the performance and reliability you need to protect your critical business information without disrupting network availability, while DPM's mag tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs affordable and helps ensure compliance with contractual or regulatory retention requirements.
Many small businesses continue to rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In case of a major system failure, this can lead to significant income loss because of extended network downtime and, possibly, unrecoverable records. Tape-based backup procedures are vulnerable because tape media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to archive their own operational servers. Mag tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backups call for periodic downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restoration process is time consuming and tricky.
Data Protection Manager 2010 solves these problems by supporting fast, dependable hard disks for short-term backup and restricting tape to long-term archiving. The high performance of disks allows continual transparent backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For enhanced disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clustering and non-stop storage arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange Server 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You Deploy DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your business to assess the expenses and advantages of DPM and can help you in all facets of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can help you:
- Define your recovery targets and establish a backup policy to accomplish them
- Design a cost-effective multi-site network topology to accommodate Data Protection Manager
- Set up Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM
- Configure Storage Pools
- Estimate and reserve hard disk space for backup
- Plan tape library rotation and management
- Configure Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration performance
Other DPM-related Support Available from Progent
Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist your company to design a robust network architecture that is economical to install and simple to maintain and that offers maximum system uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can assist your company to create and validate a business continuity strategy that is financially realistic for your situation, ensures security for your sensitive data, and reduces system downtime in case of a catastrophic IT breakdown.
Contact Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about technical support for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.