Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 Support ServicesMicrosoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-recovery platform designed by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote hard disks as well as off-line backup to tape, and permits rapid, easy recovery of whole computers or single files. Data Protection Manager's disk drive support provides the performance and dependability required to preserve your critical business information without interrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape compatibility makes long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure adherence to industry or regulatory retention requirements.

Most small companies continue to rely on outdated, tape-based backup and recovery technology. In case of a major system failure, this can result in substantial revenue loss because of prolonged system downtime and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-based backup procedures are unreliable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to archive their in-house production servers. Tape is also low performance. Because of this, backup processes call for scheduled downtime, recovery points are often spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the recovery procedure is time consuming and tedious.

Data Protection Manager solves these problems by supporting high-performance, reliable disk systems for online backup while relegating tape media to long-term storage. The speed of disks allows continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For improved disk reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.

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

  • Determine your recovery goals and create a backup/restore policy to meet them
  • Design a cost-effective wide area network architecture to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM
  • Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and allocate disk storage for backup
  • Plan tape rotation and administration
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your network firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery performance

Additional DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can assist you to design a resilient network architecture that is economical to install and easy to manage and that offers maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can assist your company to create and validate a business continuity strategy that is economically sensible for your situation, provides security for your vital data, and minimizes downtime in the event a catastrophic network failure.

Call or Email Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to ask Progent about engineering expertise for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.