Microsoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-restore platform designed specifically for protecting Windows servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote disk drives plus off-line recording to magnetic tape, and enables rapid, easy-to-manage restoration of entire servers or single files. Data Protection Manager's hard disk backup provides the speed and dependability you need to protect your vital business data without interrupting network availability, while DPM's mag tape support makes long-term archiving costs affordable and helps ensure compliance with industry or regulatory data retention requirements.
Many small businesses continue to rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In case of a major IT failure, this can result in significant income loss due to extended network unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable information. Tape-only protection solutions are vulnerable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained physical environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when using mag tape to back up their in-house operational servers. Tape is also slow. Because of this, backups require periodic downtime, recovery points are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the restore procedure is time consuming and hard to manage.
Data Protection Manager solves these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, dependable disk systems for short-term backup and relegating tape to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, reduces restoration point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For enhanced disk dependability, DPM 2010 supports high availability disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Assist You Integrate DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can help your business to assess the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can assist you to:
- Define your protection goals and establish a backup/restore policy to meet them
- Create a cost-effective wide area network topology to accommodate Data Protection Manager
- Set up Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
- Set up Storage Pools
- Estimate and allocate hard disk space for backup
- Plan tape rotation and administration
- Configure Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your network firewall
- Optimize backup and recovery performance
Other DPM-related Consulting and Support Services Available from Progent
Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist your company to design a resilient network architecture that is economical to install and simple to maintain and that provides maximum system uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can assist your company to create and validate a business continuity strategy that is economically realistic for your business, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and minimizes system downtime in the event a catastrophic network breakdown.
Call or Email Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
In order to get in touch with Progent about technical help for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.