Microsoft DPM 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-recovery platform designed specifically for supporting Windows servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual systems to onsite or remote disk drives plus off-line recording to tape, and enables fast, easy restoration of entire servers or individual files. DPM's disk drive support delivers the speed and dependability required to protect your vital business data without interrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies compliance with contractual or regulatory data retention mandates.

Most small companies continue to depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and recovery technology. In case of a major system failure, this exposes them to significant revenue loss because of prolonged network downtime and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-based backup solutions are vulnerable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to archive their in-house production servers. Mag tape is also low performance. Consequently, backup processes call for periodic server downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tedious.

DPM 2010 solves these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, dependable disk systems for online backup and relegating tape to long-term storage. The high performance of disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk dependability, Data Protection Manager supports high availability disk clustering and non-stop arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover single files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Help You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to assess the costs and benefits of DPM and can assist you in all facets of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can assist you to:

  • Define your recovery targets and create a backup policy to accomplish them
  • Design an efficient wide area network architecture to support Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to work with DPM
  • Set up Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and allocate hard disk space for protection
  • Plan tape library circulation and administration
  • Install Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your network firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery performance

Other DPM Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to create a resilient network architecture that is affordable to deploy and easy to manage and that offers maximum system availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can assist you to produce and validate a disaster recovery plan that is economically sensible for your business, provides security for your sensitive data, and reduces system downtime in the event a catastrophic IT failure.

Call or Email Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
In order to contact Progent about consulting assistance for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.