Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-recovery solution built by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote hard disks plus off-line recording to tape, and enables fast, easy restoration of entire computers or individual files. DPM's disk drive support delivers the performance and dependability required to protect your vital business data without interrupting network availability, while DPM's mag tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses low and helps ensure adherence to industry or regulatory data retention mandates.

Most small businesses continue to depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore solutions. In the event of a major IT breakdown, this can lead to substantial revenue loss because of prolonged network downtime and, possibly, lost records. Tape-based backup solutions are unreliable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure rate when using tape to back up their in-house production servers. Tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backup processes require scheduled downtime, recovery snap shots are commonly separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and hard to manage.

DPM resolves these shortcomings by using high-performance, dependable disks for short-term backup and restricting tape to long-term storage. The high performance of disks allows ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For improved disk system reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports high availability disk clustering and non-stop arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and CSV, the option to recover individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can assist your business to assess the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all phases of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can assist you to:

  • Determine your protection goals and establish a backup/restore strategy to meet them
  • Design a cost-effective multi-site network architecture to support DPM
  • Set up Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
  • Set up Protection Groups
  • Calculate and allocate disk space for backup
  • Plan tape library rotation and management
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
  • Optimize backup and restoration performance

Other DPM Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to design a robust network infrastructure that is economical to deploy and simple to manage and that provides maximum system availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help you to create and validate a business continuity plan that is economically sensible for your situation, provides security for your vital data, and reduces downtime in the event a catastrophic network failure.

Contact Progent to Get Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to ask Progent about engineering expertise for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.