Microsoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-recovery platform designed specifically for protecting Windows servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote hard disks plus off-line copying to tape, and permits fast, simple-to-manage recovery of entire servers or individual files. DPM's disk drive support provides the performance and reliability required to protect your vital business information without interrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape support makes long-term archiving expenses affordable and simplifies compliance with industry or legal data retention requirements.
Most small companies continue to rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and restore technology. In the event of a serious system breakdown, this can result in substantial revenue loss because of extended system downtime and, in the worst case, unrecoverable information. Tape-based backup procedures are vulnerable because tape media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when using mag tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backups require scheduled downtime, recovery snap shots are often spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restore procedure is long and tedious.
DPM solves these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, reliable disk systems for short-term backup and relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The high performance of hard disks allows continual transparent backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For improved disk dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the ability to recover single files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange Server 2010, improved integration with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your business to evaluate the costs and benefits of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all facets of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can help you:
- Determine your recovery goals and create a backup/restore policy to accomplish them
- Design a cost-effective wide area network topology to support System Center Data Protection Manager
- Set up Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
- Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
- Estimate and allocate hard disk storage for backup
- Plan tape circulation and management
- Install Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your network firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration speed
Additional DPM-related Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can assist you to create a resilient network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and simple to maintain and that offers maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help you to produce and validate a business continuity plan that is financially sensible for your business, ensures security for your sensitive data, and reduces downtime in case of a major network breakdown.
Contact Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Expert
If you wish to contact Progent about consulting expertise for DPM 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.