Microsoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-recovery solution built by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual systems to local or off-site disks plus off-line copying to magnetic tape, and enables fast, easy recovery of entire servers or single files. DPM's disk support delivers the performance and dependability you need to preserve your vital business information without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs affordable and helps ensure adherence to contractual or regulatory data retention requirements.
Most small companies still rely on outdated, tape-based backup and restore solutions. In case of a major system breakdown, this can lead to substantial revenue loss because of extended network downtime and, possibly, lost information. Tape-based protection procedures are vulnerable because tape media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained physical environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure rate when using tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also low performance. Consequently, backup processes require scheduled server downtime, restoration points are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is time consuming and tedious.
DPM resolves these shortcomings by using fast, reliable disk systems for online backup while relegating tape media to long-term storage. The speed of disks permits ongoing transparent backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk system dependability, DPM supports high availability disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and CSV, the ability to restore individual files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can help your business to assess the costs and advantages of DPM 2010 and can assist you in all facets of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can assist you to:
- Define your recovery targets and establish a backup/restore policy to accomplish them
- Design a cost-effective multi-site network topology to accommodate Data Protection Manager
- Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
- Configure Protection Groups
- Estimate and allocate hard disk storage for protection
- Plan tape library circulation and management
- Install Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
- Optimize backup and restoration speed
Other DPM Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to create a robust network architecture that is affordable to install and easy to maintain and that provides maximum uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help you to create and test a disaster recovery strategy that is economically sensible for your business, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and reduces downtime in the event a major IT breakdown.
Contact Progent for Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
To contact Progent about consulting support for System Center DPM 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.