Microsoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-restore platform designed by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote disk drives as well as off-line backup to magnetic tape, and permits rapid, easy restoration of entire computers or single files. DPM's hard disk backup provides the speed and reliability you need to protect your critical business data without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape drive support keeps long-term archiving expenses low and simplifies adherence to contractual or regulatory data retention requirements.
Many small companies continue to depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and recovery technology. In case of a serious system failure, this can lead to substantial revenue loss because of prolonged system unavailability and, possibly, lost data. Tape-based protection procedures are unreliable because the media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a tightly controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure rate when utilizing tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also inherently low performance. Consequently, backup processes require periodic server downtime, restoration snap shots are often spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tedious.
DPM solves these problems by supporting high-performance, reliable 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 spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For improved disk reliability, DPM 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to restore individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Assist You Deploy DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can help your business to assess the expenses and advantages of DPM and can help you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can help you:
- Define your recovery targets and establish a backup/restore strategy to meet them
- Create a cost-effective wide area network architecture to accommodate Data Protection Manager
- Configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
- Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
- Calculate and reserve disk space for protection
- Define tape rotation and management
- Install DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your network firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration speed
Other DPM-related Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help your company to design a resilient network architecture that is affordable to deploy and easy to manage and that offers maximum uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can help your company to produce and test a business continuity strategy that is economically realistic for your situation, provides security for your sensitive data, and reduces downtime in the event a major IT breakdown.
Contact Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to get in touch with Progent about technical support for DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.