Microsoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-recovery solution built specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote hard disks as well as off-line recording to tape, and enables fast, simple-to-manage restoration of entire computers or single files. DPM's disk drive backup provides the speed and reliability you need to preserve your critical business data without disrupting network availability, while DPM's tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs affordable and helps ensure adherence to contractual or regulatory retention mandates.
Many small companies still rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In case of a major IT failure, this can result in substantial revenue loss due to extended system downtime and, possibly, lost data. Tape-only backup procedures are unreliable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained physical environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure rate when utilizing tape to archive their own production servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backups require scheduled server downtime, restoration points are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore process is long and tricky.
Data Protection Manager gets around these problems by using high-performance, dependable disks for online backup and restricting tape media to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts recovery time. For enhanced disk dependability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and CSV, the option to recover single files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You Integrate DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your business to assess the costs and benefits of DPM and can assist you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can help you:
- Determine your recovery targets and establish a backup policy to meet them
- Design an efficient multi-site network topology to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
- Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to run with DPM
- Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
- Calculate and allocate disk storage for backup
- Define tape rotation and administration
- Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your network firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration performance
Additional DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to create a robust network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and simple to maintain and that offers maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can assist your company to produce and validate a disaster recovery strategy that is economically realistic for your situation, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and reduces system downtime in case of a major IT breakdown.
Contact Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
To get in touch with Progent about consulting expertise for Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.