Microsoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-recovery platform built by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote disk drives as well as off-line backup to magnetic tape, and permits rapid, easy recovery of whole servers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's hard disk backup delivers the speed and dependability you need to protect your vital business information without disrupting network operations, while DPM's tape drive support makes long-term archiving expenses affordable and simplifies compliance with contractual or legal data retention requirements.
Many small companies continue to rely on outdated, tape-based backup and recovery technology. In the event of a serious IT breakdown, this can lead to significant income loss because of extended network downtime and, in the worst case, unrecoverable data. Tape-only backup solutions are vulnerable because the media is subject to wear and tear and requires a carefully maintained physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to back up their own operational servers. Tape is also low performance. Because of this, backups require scheduled downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tricky.
Data Protection Manager solves these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, reliable disk systems for online backup while restricting tape to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, reduces restoration point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk system dependability, DPM supports high availability disk clusters and fault-tolerant arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and CSV, the ability to restore single files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Help You Integrate System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist your business to assess the costs and benefits of DPM and can help you in all phases of DPM deployment. Progent can assist you to:
- Determine your recovery targets and establish a backup strategy to accomplish them
- Design an efficient multi-site network architecture to support DPM
- Set up Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM
- Set up Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
- Estimate and reserve disk storage for backup
- Define tape circulation and management
- Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
- Maximize backup and recovery performance
Other DPM-related Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to design a resilient network architecture that is affordable to install and simple to maintain and that offers maximum uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help your company to produce and test a disaster recovery strategy that is financially realistic for your business, ensures security for your sensitive data, and minimizes downtime in the event a major network failure.
Call or Email Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
To get in touch with Progent about engineering support for DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.