Microsoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-restore platform designed by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote disks as well as off-line backup to tape, and enables fast, easy recovery of whole servers or single files. DPM's disk drive backup provides the performance and reliability required to protect your vital business data without interrupting network operations, while DPM's tape drive compatibility makes long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies compliance with industry or regulatory data retention mandates.
Most small businesses continue to rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore solutions. In case of a serious IT failure, this exposes them to substantial revenue loss due to prolonged network downtime and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-based protection solutions are vulnerable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to archive their own operational servers. Mag tape is also inherently slow. Consequently, backups require periodic server downtime, recovery points are commonly separated by days rather than minutes, and the restoration process is time consuming and hard to manage.
Data Protection Manager solves these shortcomings by using fast, reliable disk systems for short-term backup and restricting tape media to long-term archiving. The high performance of disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk system reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and non-stop storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover single files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Assist You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to assess the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all phases of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can help you:
- Define your recovery targets and create a backup/restore policy to accomplish them
- Create a cost-effective wide area network topology to accommodate Data Protection Manager
- Set up Microsoft Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
- Configure Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
- Calculate and reserve disk space for backup
- Define tape circulation and administration
- Configure Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
- Maximize backup and recovery speed
Additional DPM Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can help you to create a robust network architecture that is economical to install and simple to maintain and that provides maximum system availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can help you to create and test a disaster recovery strategy that is financially sensible for your situation, provides security for your sensitive corporate information, and minimizes downtime in the event a catastrophic network breakdown.
Contact Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
To ask Progent about consulting support for DPM 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.