Microsoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-restore platform built by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,transparent backup of physical and virtual systems to onsite or off-site disks as well as off-line copying to magnetic tape, and enables fast, easy restoration of entire computers or individual files. DPM's disk drive backup delivers the performance and reliability you need to preserve your vital business data without disrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape support keeps long-term archiving expenses affordable and simplifies adherence to industry or legal data retention requirements.
Most small businesses still depend on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore technology. In case of a major system breakdown, this can result in substantial revenue loss because of extended system unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-based protection procedures are vulnerable because tape media is subject to wear and tear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to archive their own production servers. Mag tape is also inherently slow. Consequently, backups call for periodic server downtime, recovery points are commonly spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restore process is long and tedious.
Data Protection Manager resolves these problems by using fast, dependable disk systems for short-term backup and relegating tape to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks allows continual transparent backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts recovery time. For enhanced disk reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and non-stop arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to assess the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager and can help you in all facets of DPM integration. Progent can assist you to:
- Define your protection goals and create a backup/restore strategy to meet them
- Design an efficient wide area network architecture to accommodate Data Protection Manager
- Configure Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
- Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
- Estimate and reserve hard disk storage for protection
- Plan tape library rotation and management
- Configure Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your network firewall
- Maximize backup and recovery performance
Additional DPM-related Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help your company to design a robust network architecture that is economical to deploy and easy to maintain and that offers maximum availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can help you to produce and test a disaster recovery plan that is financially sensible for your situation, ensures security for your vital data, and reduces system downtime in case of a catastrophic IT failure.
Call or Email Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to ask Progent about technical expertise for DPM 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.