Microsoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-restore platform designed specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote disk drives plus off-line recording to tape, and enables rapid, easy-to-manage recovery of whole computers or single files. Data Protection Manager's hard disk backup provides the performance and dependability required to protect your critical business information without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape support keeps long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies adherence to contractual or regulatory data retention requirements.
Many small businesses still rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In case of a major system breakdown, this can result in significant income loss because of prolonged system downtime and, possibly, lost records. Tape-only protection solutions are vulnerable because the media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a carefully maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure rate when using tape to archive their in-house production servers. Tape is also low performance. Because of this, backups require periodic server downtime, restoration points are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the restore procedure is time consuming and tedious.
Data Protection Manager gets around these problems by supporting fast, dependable hard disks for short-term backup while relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For improved disk dependability, DPM supports disk clusters and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and CSV, the ability to recover individual files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Help You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist your business to assess the expenses and advantages of DPM 2010 and can assist you in all facets of DPM integration. Progent can assist you to:
- Determine your recovery targets and create a backup/restore policy to meet them
- Design an efficient multi-site network topology to support Data Protection Manager
- Set up Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
- Set up Protection Groups and Storage Pools
- Estimate and reserve disk storage for protection
- Plan tape library circulation and administration
- Configure DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
- Optimize backup and restoration performance
Additional DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist you to create a robust network infrastructure that is economical to install and simple to maintain and that offers maximum uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can assist you to produce and validate a disaster recovery plan that is economically realistic for your business, provides security for your sensitive data, and minimizes downtime in case of a catastrophic network failure.
Call or Email Progent for Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
In order to get in touch with Progent about engineering assistance for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.