Microsoft DPM 2010 Support ServicesMicrosoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-recovery solution designed by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to local or off-site hard disks plus off-line backup to tape, and permits rapid, easy restoration of whole computers or individual files. DPM's disk support provides the performance and dependability you need to protect your critical business information without disrupting network availability, while DPM's tape support makes long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure compliance with industry or legal retention requirements.

Many small businesses still rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In case of a major system breakdown, this exposes them to substantial income loss due to extended network unavailability and, in the worst case, lost information. Tape-based protection procedures are vulnerable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when utilizing tape to back up their own production servers. Tape is also inherently low performance. Consequently, backup processes require periodic downtime, restoration points are often spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the recovery process is time consuming and tedious.

Data Protection Manager resolves these problems by supporting high-performance, reliable disks for online backup and restricting tape media to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clustering and non-stop arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and CSV, the ability to restore individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration process.

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

  • Determine your recovery targets and establish a backup strategy to accomplish them
  • Create an efficient multi-site network topology to support Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
  • Set up Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and reserve hard disk space for backup
  • Plan tape circulation and management
  • Configure Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your network firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration performance

Other DPM-related Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to create a resilient network infrastructure that is affordable to install and easy to manage and that offers maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can help you to produce and test a business continuity plan that is financially realistic for your situation, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and minimizes system downtime in the event a catastrophic network failure.

Call or Email Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
To ask Progent about consulting assistance for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.