Microsoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-restore platform designed specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of both physical and virtual computers to local or remote hard disks as well as off-line backup to tape, and permits fast, simple-to-manage recovery of entire computers or individual files. DPM's disk drive backup provides the speed and reliability you need to preserve your vital business data without disrupting network operations, while DPM's tape support keeps long-term archiving expenses low and helps ensure compliance with industry or legal data retention mandates.
Most small companies continue to rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and recovery solutions. In case of a major IT breakdown, this can lead to substantial income loss due to prolonged system unavailability and, possibly, lost information. Tape-only protection procedures are vulnerable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure rate when utilizing tape to archive their own operational servers. Mag tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backups call for periodic server downtime, recovery snap shots are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the restore procedure is long and tedious.
DPM gets around these problems by using fast, reliable disk systems for online backup and restricting tape to long-term storage. The high performance of disks permits ongoing transparent backup, reduces restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For improved disk dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports high availability disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and CSV, the ability to restore single files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You Integrate DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to evaluate the costs and benefits of Data Protection Manager and can help you in all phases of DPM deployment. Progent can assist you to:
- Define your protection goals and establish a backup policy to accomplish them
- Design an efficient multi-site network architecture to accommodate DPM
- Set up Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
- Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
- Estimate and reserve disk space for backup
- Plan tape library circulation and management
- Configure Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your network firewall
- Maximize backup and recovery performance
Other DPM Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help your company to create a resilient network infrastructure that is economical to install and easy to maintain and that provides maximum system availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help you to create and test a disaster recovery strategy that is economically realistic for your situation, ensures security for your vital data, and minimizes downtime in the event a catastrophic IT failure.
Contact Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
To contact Progent about engineering expertise for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.