Microsoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-restore solution built specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual computers to onsite or off-site hard disks as well as off-line copying to tape, and permits fast, simple-to-manage recovery of whole computers or single files. Data Protection Manager's hard disk backup provides the speed and reliability you need to preserve your vital business information without disrupting network operations, while DPM's mag tape support makes long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies adherence to contractual or legal data retention requirements.
Most small businesses continue to rely on outdated, tape-based backup and recovery solutions. In the event of a major IT failure, this can lead to significant revenue loss due to prolonged system downtime and, possibly, lost information. Tape-only protection solutions are vulnerable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to archive their in-house production servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Consequently, backup processes require scheduled server downtime, recovery points are commonly spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the recovery procedure is time consuming and tedious.
Data Protection Manager solves these shortcomings by using fast, dependable disks for online backup and restricting tape to long-term archiving. The high performance of hard disks allows continual transparent backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For improved disk system reliability, DPM supports disk clusters and non-stop arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the option to restore individual 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 Consultants Can Help You Integrate DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the expenses and benefits of DPM and can assist you in all phases of DPM deployment. Progent can help you:
- Determine your protection targets and establish a backup policy to accomplish them
- Create an efficient multi-site network topology to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
- Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to run with DPM
- Configure Storage Pools
- Calculate and reserve hard disk storage for protection
- Define tape library rotation and administration
- Configure DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
- Maximize backup and recovery performance
Additional DPM-related Support Offered by Progent
Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help you to create a robust network architecture that is affordable to install and simple to maintain and that offers maximum system availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help your company to create and validate a business continuity plan that is economically sensible for your situation, provides security for your sensitive corporate information, and reduces downtime in case of a major IT breakdown.
Contact Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
To contact Progent about consulting expertise for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.