Microsoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-restore platform built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote disk drives as well as off-line copying to magnetic tape, and enables fast, easy-to-manage recovery of whole servers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's disk backup delivers the speed and reliability required to protect your critical business data without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape support makes long-term archiving costs low and helps ensure compliance with industry or regulatory retention mandates.
Many small companies still rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and restore technology. In case of a serious IT failure, this exposes them to substantial revenue loss because of extended network downtime and, in the worst case, unrecoverable information. Tape-based backup solutions are vulnerable because tape media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a tightly controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when utilizing tape to back up their own operational servers. Mag tape is also slow. Consequently, backups require scheduled downtime, restoration points are often spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the restoration procedure is long and hard to manage.
Data Protection Manager gets around these problems by supporting high-performance, reliable disks for online backup and relegating tape to long-term storage. The speed of hard disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers recovery time. For enhanced disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the option to recover single files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can help you to assess the costs and advantages of DPM and can help you in all facets of DPM integration. Progent can help you:
- Define your recovery targets and create a backup policy to accomplish them
- Create an efficient wide area network topology to support System Center Data Protection Manager
- Configure Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to run with DPM
- Configure Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
- Calculate and allocate hard disk storage for backup
- Plan tape circulation and management
- Install DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration speed
Additional DPM-related Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist you to design a robust network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and simple to maintain and that provides maximum uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can assist you to create and validate a business continuity plan that is economically realistic for your situation, ensures security for your vital data, and reduces system downtime in case of a catastrophic network failure.
Contact Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
In order to get in touch with Progent about consulting support for Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.