Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-recovery platform designed specifically for supporting Windows servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or off-site disk drives as well as off-line backup to magnetic tape, and permits fast, simple-to-manage recovery of entire computers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's disk drive support provides the performance and reliability required to preserve your vital business information without interrupting network availability, while DPM's tape support makes long-term archiving expenses low and simplifies compliance with industry or regulatory data retention mandates.

Most small companies continue to depend on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery solutions. In case of a major system failure, this can result in substantial income loss because of extended network downtime and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-based protection solutions are vulnerable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a tightly controlled physical environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure incidence when utilizing tape to back up their own operational servers. Mag tape is also inherently slow. Consequently, backups require scheduled downtime, recovery points are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore procedure is long and hard to manage.

DPM resolves these shortcomings by using fast, dependable disk systems for short-term backup while restricting tape media to long-term storage. The speed of disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk system reliability, DPM supports high availability disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and CSV, the ability to restore individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

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

  • Determine your protection goals and create a backup strategy to accomplish them
  • Design an efficient wide area network topology to support Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Microsoft Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
  • Configure Protection Groups
  • Calculate and allocate disk space for backup
  • Plan tape library rotation and administration
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
  • Optimize backup and recovery performance

Other DPM-related Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist you to create a resilient network architecture that is economical to deploy and easy to maintain and that provides maximum system availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can assist your company to create and validate a disaster recovery plan that is financially realistic for your situation, provides security for your vital data, and minimizes downtime in the event a catastrophic network breakdown.

Call or Email Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about technical support for Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.