Microsoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-restore solution built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual systems to local or remote hard disks plus off-line recording to tape, and enables fast, simple-to-manage restoration of whole computers or single files. Data Protection Manager's disk backup delivers the performance and reliability required to preserve your vital business data without interrupting network operations, while DPM's tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs affordable and helps ensure adherence to industry or legal data retention requirements.
Many small companies continue to rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery solutions. In the event of a major IT failure, this can lead to significant revenue loss due to prolonged network unavailability and, possibly, lost information. Tape-based backup solutions are vulnerable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when utilizing tape to back up their in-house operational servers. Tape is also slow. Because of this, backup processes require scheduled server downtime, recovery points are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tedious.
DPM solves these shortcomings by using fast, dependable disk systems for online backup while relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks allows continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk system dependability, DPM supports high availability disk clusters and non-stop arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and CSV, the option to restore single files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to evaluate the expenses and benefits of DPM 2010 and can help you in all facets of DPM integration. Progent can help you:
- Define your protection targets and create a backup strategy to meet them
- Design an efficient wide area network topology to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
- Configure Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to run with DPM 2010
- Set up Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
- Calculate and allocate hard disk space for protection
- Plan tape library rotation and administration
- Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
- Optimize backup and recovery speed
Other DPM-related Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist you to create a resilient network architecture that is affordable to install and easy to maintain and that provides maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can assist your company to produce and validate a business continuity plan that is financially realistic for your situation, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and reduces downtime in the event a major IT breakdown.
Call or Email Progent for Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
To contact Progent about technical assistance for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.