Microsoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-recovery platform built specifically for supporting Windows servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual computers to local or remote disks as well as off-line recording to magnetic tape, and enables rapid, simple-to-manage recovery of entire servers or single files. DPM's hard disk backup provides the performance and dependability required to protect your critical business information without interrupting network availability, while DPM's tape support keeps long-term archiving costs low and helps ensure compliance with industry or legal retention requirements.
Many small businesses continue to rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery solutions. In the event of a serious IT breakdown, this can result in substantial income loss due to prolonged system downtime and, possibly, lost information. Tape-only backup procedures are unreliable because tape media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure rate when using tape to back up their in-house production servers. Mag tape is also inherently slow. Consequently, backup processes call for periodic downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the restore procedure is long and hard to manage.
DPM gets around these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, dependable disk systems for online backup while relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The high performance of hard disks allows ongoing transparent backup, reduces restoration point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk system dependability, DPM 2010 supports disk clusters and non-stop storage arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Assist You Deploy DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to assess the expenses and advantages of DPM and can assist you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can help you:
- Determine your protection targets and create a backup policy to accomplish them
- Design a cost-effective multi-site network topology to support System Center Data Protection Manager
- Set up Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
- Configure Protection Groups
- Estimate and reserve disk space for backup
- Define tape circulation and management
- Install Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
- Optimize backup and recovery speed
Other DPM Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist your company to create a resilient network infrastructure that is affordable to install and easy to manage and that provides maximum uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help your company to create and test a business continuity strategy that is economically sensible for your situation, provides security for your vital corporate information, and reduces downtime in the event a catastrophic network breakdown.
Call or Email Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about technical help for Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.