Microsoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-restore platform designed specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,transparent backup of both physical and virtual systems to onsite or off-site hard disks as well as off-line recording to tape, and enables rapid, easy restoration of whole servers or single files. DPM's disk drive support delivers the speed and dependability required to protect your critical business data without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure compliance with industry or legal data retention requirements.
Most small companies still rely on outdated, tape-based backup and recovery solutions. In the event of a serious system failure, this exposes them to significant revenue loss because of extended network unavailability and, in the worst case, lost records. Tape-based backup procedures are vulnerable because tape media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when utilizing tape to back up their in-house production servers. Mag tape is also inherently slow. Consequently, backup processes require scheduled downtime, recovery points are commonly spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tedious.
DPM 2010 solves these problems by supporting high-performance, dependable hard disks for short-term backup and relegating tape media to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks allows continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers restoration time. For improved disk system reliability, DPM supports high availability disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your business to assess the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all phases of DPM integration. Progent can help you:
- Define your protection targets and create a backup policy to meet them
- Create an efficient wide area network topology to accommodate Data Protection Manager
- Set up Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM
- Set up Storage Pools
- Calculate and reserve hard disk space for backup
- Plan tape library circulation and administration
- Configure DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration performance
Additional DPM-related Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can help your company to create a resilient network infrastructure that is economical to install and simple to manage and that offers maximum system uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can assist your company to produce and test a business continuity strategy that is economically realistic for your business, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and reduces downtime in the event a major network failure.
Call or Email Progent to Get Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about engineering support for DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.