Microsoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-recovery platform designed specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,transparent backup of both physical and virtual systems to onsite or off-site disk drives plus off-line copying to tape, and enables fast, easy-to-manage recovery of whole computers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's hard disk backup provides the performance and dependability you need to protect your critical business information without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs low and simplifies adherence to contractual or regulatory retention requirements.
Most small businesses continue to depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore technology. In the event of a major IT failure, this exposes them to significant revenue loss because of extended system downtime and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-only backup procedures are vulnerable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained physical environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Tape is also low performance. Because of this, backup processes require periodic downtime, recovery points are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tedious.
DPM resolves these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, dependable disk systems for online backup and relegating tape to long-term storage. The speed of disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, reduces restoration point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports high availability disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to recover individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You Integrate System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your business to assess the costs and benefits of DPM 2010 and can assist you in all phases of DPM deployment. Progent can help you:
- Define your recovery goals and create a backup policy to accomplish them
- Design a cost-effective multi-site network architecture to accommodate DPM
- Set up Microsoft Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
- Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
- Calculate and reserve hard disk storage for protection
- Define tape library rotation and administration
- Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your network firewall
- Maximize backup and recovery speed
Additional DPM-related Support Available from Progent
Progent's Cisco CCIE network engineers can help your company to design a robust network architecture that is affordable to deploy and simple to manage and that provides maximum uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can help your company to create and validate a disaster recovery plan that is financially sensible for your situation, provides security for your sensitive corporate information, and minimizes downtime in the event a catastrophic network failure.
Call or Email Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
In order to contact Progent about technical help for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.