Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-recovery platform designed specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual systems to local or off-site disks plus off-line backup to tape, and enables rapid, easy recovery of entire computers or single files. DPM's disk backup delivers the speed and reliability required to protect your critical business information without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape support makes long-term archiving expenses low and helps ensure compliance with industry or regulatory data retention mandates.

Many small companies continue to depend on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery solutions. In case of a serious IT breakdown, this can result in substantial revenue loss because of prolonged network unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-only protection solutions are vulnerable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to back up their in-house production servers. Tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backup processes require periodic server downtime, restoration snap shots are often spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restore procedure is time consuming and tedious.

Data Protection Manager gets around these shortcomings by using fast, reliable disks for online backup and restricting tape to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks allows continual non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For improved disk dependability, DPM 2010 supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and CSV, the option to recover single files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, improved operation with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration process.

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

  • Define your protection targets and establish a backup strategy to accomplish them
  • Create a cost-effective wide area network architecture to accommodate Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
  • Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
  • Estimate and allocate disk space for protection
  • Define tape rotation and management
  • Install Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your network firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration speed

Additional DPM-related Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist you to design a resilient network architecture that is affordable to install and simple to manage and that provides maximum system uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can assist your company to produce and validate a disaster recovery strategy that is economically sensible for your situation, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and reduces system downtime in the event a catastrophic IT failure.

Call or Email Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
To get in touch with Progent about technical help for System Center DPM 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.