Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Support ServicesMicrosoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-recovery platform designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual computers to local or off-site hard disks as well as off-line copying to tape, and permits rapid, easy-to-manage restoration of entire computers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's disk drive support provides the performance and reliability required to preserve your vital business data without disrupting network availability, while DPM's tape drive compatibility makes long-term archiving costs affordable and helps ensure compliance with contractual or regulatory data retention requirements.

Many small businesses still rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore technology. In the event of a serious IT breakdown, this can result in significant income loss because of extended system downtime and, possibly, lost records. Tape-based protection solutions are unreliable because tape media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a tightly controlled physical environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to back up their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also low performance. Consequently, backup processes require periodic server downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the recovery process is time consuming and tedious.

Data Protection Manager resolves these problems by using high-performance, reliable 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 spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For improved disk system reliability, DPM supports disk clustering and non-stop storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the ability to restore single files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint, and full data 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 Gold-certified engineers can assist you to assess the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can assist you to:

  • Define your recovery goals and establish a backup strategy to accomplish them
  • Create an efficient multi-site network topology to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM
  • Configure Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and allocate disk space for protection
  • Define tape rotation and administration
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your network firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery performance

Other DPM-related Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to create a robust network architecture that is economical to deploy and simple to maintain and that offers maximum uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can assist your company to create and test a business continuity plan that is financially sensible for your business, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and minimizes downtime in the event a catastrophic network breakdown.

Contact Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
To ask Progent about consulting expertise for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.