Microsoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-restore solution designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,transparent backup of both physical and virtual systems to local or remote disks as well as off-line copying to tape, and permits rapid, easy recovery of entire computers or single files. DPM's disk support provides the speed and reliability you need to preserve your vital business information without disrupting network operations, while DPM's mag tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses low and helps ensure compliance with contractual or legal data retention mandates.
Most small companies continue to depend on obsolete, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In the event of a major IT failure, this can result in significant revenue loss because of extended network unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-only protection procedures are unreliable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to archive their in-house production servers. Mag tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backups require periodic server downtime, restoration points are commonly separated by days rather than minutes, and the recovery procedure is long and hard to manage.
DPM gets around these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, dependable hard disks for online backup and relegating tape to long-term storage. The high performance of disks allows ongoing non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk system reliability, DPM supports disk clustering and non-stop arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to restore single files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help You Deploy DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your business to assess the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can help you in all phases of DPM deployment. Progent can help you:
- Define your protection targets and establish a backup policy to meet them
- Design an efficient multi-site network topology to accommodate DPM
- Configure Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
- Configure Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
- Calculate and allocate disk space for backup
- Define tape library rotation and management
- Install DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your network firewall
- Optimize backup and recovery performance
Other DPM Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can assist your company to create a robust network infrastructure that is affordable to install and easy to manage and that provides maximum uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help you to create and test a disaster recovery plan that is economically realistic for your business, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and reduces downtime in the event a catastrophic IT breakdown.
Contact Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to contact Progent about consulting help for Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.