Microsoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-recovery platform built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or off-site disk drives plus off-line recording to magnetic tape, and enables rapid, easy restoration of entire servers or single files. Data Protection Manager's disk drive backup provides the speed and dependability required to preserve your critical business information without interrupting network availability, while DPM's tape support makes long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure adherence to contractual or regulatory retention requirements.
Many small businesses continue to depend on outdated, tape-based backup and restore technology. In case of a serious IT failure, this exposes them to substantial income loss due to extended network unavailability and, in the worst case, lost information. Tape-based backup solutions are vulnerable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a tightly controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to archive their in-house production servers. Tape is also slow. Because of this, backup processes require periodic server downtime, recovery snap shots are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore procedure is time consuming and tedious.
Data Protection Manager resolves these shortcomings by using high-performance, dependable disk systems for online backup and relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The high performance of disks allows continual transparent backup, reduces recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For improved disk dependability, Data Protection Manager supports high availability disk clusters and non-stop storage arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to recover single files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Assist You Deploy DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist you to assess the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager and can help you in all facets of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can help you:
- Define your recovery targets and create a backup/restore strategy to accomplish them
- Design a cost-effective wide area network architecture to accommodate DPM
- Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM
- Set up Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
- Estimate and allocate hard disk storage for backup
- Define tape library circulation and management
- Install Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your network firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration speed
Other DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help you to create a resilient network architecture that is economical to install and simple to maintain and that provides maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help you to create and test a business continuity strategy that is economically realistic for your business, provides security for your vital corporate information, and minimizes system downtime in the event a major IT breakdown.
Call or Email Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to contact Progent about engineering expertise for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.