Microsoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-recovery platform designed specifically for supporting Windows servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,transparent backup of physical and virtual systems to onsite or off-site disk drives as well as off-line recording to magnetic tape, and permits fast, easy restoration of entire servers or single files. DPM's disk drive support delivers the performance and dependability required to protect your vital business data without disrupting network operations, while DPM's tape drive compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses low and helps ensure compliance with industry or legal data retention requirements.
Most small companies continue to rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In case of a serious system breakdown, this can lead to substantial revenue loss because of extended network unavailability and, possibly, lost records. Tape-based protection procedures are unreliable because tape media is subject to wear and tear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure incidence when utilizing tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backup processes call for periodic downtime, recovery points are commonly separated by days rather than minutes, and the recovery procedure is time consuming and hard to manage.
Data Protection Manager resolves these problems by supporting fast, reliable hard disks for short-term backup while relegating tape media to long-term storage. The speed of disks allows ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and CSV, the option to restore single files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange Server 2010, improved operation with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You Deploy DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can help your business to assess the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can help you in all facets of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can help you:
- Define your protection goals and create a backup policy to accomplish them
- Create a cost-effective multi-site network topology to accommodate DPM
- Configure Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM
- Configure Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
- Calculate and reserve hard disk storage for protection
- Plan tape library rotation and administration
- Install DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
- Optimize backup and recovery performance
Additional DPM-related Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers can help you to create a robust network infrastructure that is economical to install and simple to manage and that offers maximum system availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help your company to create and test a disaster recovery strategy that is economically sensible for your business, provides security for your vital corporate information, and reduces downtime in the event a major network breakdown.
Contact Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
To contact Progent about engineering expertise for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.