Microsoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-restore solution designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote disks plus off-line recording to tape, and enables fast, simple-to-manage restoration of whole servers or single files. DPM's hard disk support provides the speed and dependability you need to preserve your vital business information without interrupting network availability, while DPM's mag tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies compliance with industry or legal data retention requirements.
Most small businesses still depend on obsolete, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In the event of a serious IT failure, this exposes them to significant revenue loss because of extended system downtime and, in the worst case, lost records. Tape-based protection procedures are vulnerable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained physical environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure rate when using mag tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backups require periodic server downtime, recovery snap shots are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the restoration procedure is long and tedious.
Data Protection Manager solves these shortcomings by using high-performance, reliable disk systems for short-term backup and relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. Innovations with 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, improved integration with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You Integrate System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your business to evaluate the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all facets of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can help you:
- Determine your protection goals and establish a backup/restore policy to meet them
- Create a cost-effective wide area network topology to accommodate DPM
- Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM
- Configure Protection Groups
- Estimate and reserve hard disk space for backup
- Plan tape library circulation and management
- Configure Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
- Optimize backup and recovery performance
Additional DPM Consulting and Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can help your company to create a robust network infrastructure that is economical to install and simple to manage and that provides maximum system availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help your company to produce and test a business continuity plan that is financially realistic for your business, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and reduces system downtime in case of a catastrophic network breakdown.
Contact Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
To get in touch with Progent about consulting support for Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.