Microsoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-restore solution designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual systems to onsite or off-site disks as well as off-line copying to tape, and permits rapid, simple-to-manage recovery of whole servers or single files. Data Protection Manager's disk support delivers the performance and dependability required to preserve your vital business data without disrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies adherence to contractual or regulatory data retention requirements.
Most small businesses still depend on outdated, tape-based backup and recovery solutions. In case of a serious system failure, this can result in significant income loss due to prolonged system downtime and, possibly, unrecoverable information. Tape-only backup solutions are unreliable because tape media is subject to wear and tear and requires a tightly controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when using tape to archive their own production servers. Tape is also low performance. Because of this, backups call for periodic server downtime, recovery points are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the recovery procedure is long and tricky.
DPM solves these problems by supporting high-performance, dependable disk systems for short-term backup while relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The high performance of hard disks allows continual non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers recovery time. For improved disk system reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports high availability disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the ability to restore individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can help you to evaluate the expenses and advantages of DPM and can assist you in all phases of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can help you:
- Determine your recovery targets and create a backup policy to meet them
- Create a cost-effective wide area network topology to support System Center Data Protection Manager
- Configure Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
- Set up Storage Pools
- Estimate and allocate disk storage for protection
- Plan tape library circulation and management
- Install Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
- Maximize backup and recovery performance
Additional DPM Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to create a robust network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and simple to manage and that provides maximum system availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can help your company to create and test a business continuity plan that is economically sensible for your business, ensures security for your sensitive data, and minimizes system downtime in case of a catastrophic network breakdown.
Call or Email Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about consulting help for Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.