Microsoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-restore solution built specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of both physical and virtual computers to local or remote hard disks plus off-line recording to tape, and permits fast, easy restoration of whole computers or individual files. DPM's disk backup provides the speed and reliability you need to preserve your critical business information without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs affordable and helps ensure adherence to industry or regulatory retention requirements.
Most small businesses continue to rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and recovery solutions. In case of a serious IT breakdown, this exposes them to substantial income loss due to prolonged system unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-only backup procedures are unreliable because tape media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a tightly controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to back up their in-house production servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Consequently, backups require periodic server downtime, restoration points are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore process is long and hard to manage.
Data Protection Manager gets around these problems by supporting high-performance, dependable hard disks for online backup and relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The speed of disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clustering and non-stop arrays. New features of DPM 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 Server 2010, improved integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You Integrate System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to assess the costs and advantages of DPM 2010 and can help you in all phases of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can assist you to:
- Define your recovery targets and establish a backup policy to accomplish them
- Create a cost-effective wide area network architecture to support System Center Data Protection Manager
- Set up Microsoft Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
- Set up Storage Pools
- Calculate and reserve disk storage for backup
- Plan tape library circulation and management
- Install DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your network firewall
- Optimize backup and restoration speed
Other DPM Consulting and Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can assist your company to design a robust network infrastructure that is economical to install and simple to maintain and that provides maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can help you to produce and validate a disaster recovery plan that is financially sensible for your business, ensures security for your vital data, and minimizes system downtime in case of a catastrophic network breakdown.
Contact Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
To contact Progent about technical expertise for DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.