Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-recovery platform built by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or off-site hard disks as well as off-line copying to tape, and permits rapid, easy-to-manage restoration of whole servers or individual files. DPM's hard disk support provides the performance and reliability required to protect your critical business information without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs low and simplifies adherence to contractual or regulatory retention mandates.

Many small companies continue to depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore technology. In the event of a serious IT breakdown, this can lead to substantial income loss because of prolonged network downtime and, possibly, lost records. Tape-only backup solutions are unreliable because tape media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a tightly maintained physical environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when using mag tape to archive their own production servers. Mag tape is also slow. Consequently, backup processes call for scheduled downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore procedure is long and hard to manage.

Data Protection Manager 2010 solves these shortcomings by supporting fast, dependable disks for short-term backup and relegating tape to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks allows ongoing transparent backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts recovery time. For enhanced disk reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and CSV, the ability to restore individual files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Assist You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can help your business to assess the expenses and benefits of DPM and can help you in all phases of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can assist you to:

  • Determine your recovery goals and establish a backup/restore strategy to meet them
  • Create a cost-effective wide area network topology to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
  • Set up Protection Groups and Storage Pools
  • Calculate and allocate hard disk storage for protection
  • Plan tape rotation and administration
  • Configure Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
  • Optimize backup and recovery performance

Additional DPM Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can help your company to design a resilient network infrastructure that is economical to install and simple to manage and that offers maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help your company to produce and test a business continuity plan that is economically sensible for your business, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and reduces downtime in case of a catastrophic IT failure.

Contact Progent to Get Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
To contact Progent about technical assistance for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.