Microsoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-recovery platform built specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual systems to local or off-site disks plus off-line recording to magnetic tape, and enables fast, simple-to-manage recovery of whole computers or single files. Data Protection Manager's disk backup provides the performance and reliability required to protect your critical business information without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape drive support keeps long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure compliance with contractual or legal data retention mandates.
Most small companies continue to depend on outdated, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In case of a major system breakdown, this can result in significant income loss due to prolonged system unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable information. Tape-based protection procedures are vulnerable because tape media is subject to wear and tear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure incidence when using tape to archive their in-house production servers. Tape is also slow. Consequently, backups call for scheduled downtime, recovery points are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the recovery process is long and tricky.
DPM solves these shortcomings by using high-performance, dependable disks for short-term backup and restricting tape media to long-term storage. The speed of disks permits continual transparent backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers recovery time. For enhanced disk reliability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clustering and non-stop storage arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and CSV, the option to recover single files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can assist you to assess the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager and can help you in all facets of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can help you:
- Determine your protection targets and establish a backup strategy to accomplish them
- Design a cost-effective wide area network architecture to support System Center Data Protection Manager
- Set up Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
- Configure Storage Pools
- Calculate and reserve hard disk storage for backup
- Plan tape library circulation and management
- Install Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your network firewall
- Optimize backup and recovery speed
Other DPM-related Support Available from Progent
Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist you to design a robust network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and simple to maintain and that offers maximum system availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can assist your company to create and test a disaster recovery strategy that is financially realistic for your situation, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and reduces system downtime in the event a major IT breakdown.
Contact Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about consulting help for Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.