Microsoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-restore platform built specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,transparent backup of both physical and virtual systems to onsite or remote disk drives plus off-line copying to tape, and enables rapid, easy restoration of entire computers or single files. DPM's disk backup delivers the performance and dependability you need to protect your critical business information without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies adherence to industry or regulatory retention requirements.
Most small companies still rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and restore technology. In the event of a serious system failure, this can result in substantial income loss because of prolonged network downtime and, in the worst case, lost data. Tape-based protection solutions are unreliable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to back up their own operational servers. Mag tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backup processes require periodic server downtime, recovery points are often spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tedious.
Data Protection Manager resolves these problems by supporting fast, dependable disk systems for short-term backup and restricting tape media to long-term storage. The speed of disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For improved disk system reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore single files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Help You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can help you to assess the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all phases of DPM deployment. Progent can assist you to:
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