Microsoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-recovery solution designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote disk drives as well as off-line backup to magnetic tape, and enables fast, easy recovery of entire servers or single files. DPM's hard disk backup delivers the speed and reliability required to preserve your critical business information without interrupting network availability, while DPM's tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses low and simplifies adherence to contractual or regulatory data retention mandates.
Most small companies continue to rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In the event of a serious IT breakdown, this exposes them to substantial income loss because of prolonged system downtime and, possibly, lost data. Tape-based protection solutions are unreliable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when using tape to back up their own production servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backups require periodic downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the recovery process is long and tedious.
DPM solves these shortcomings by using high-performance, dependable hard disks for online backup and restricting tape to long-term archiving. The high performance of disks allows continual transparent backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers recovery time. For improved disk dependability, DPM 2010 supports disk clusters and non-stop storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the option to recover individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Assist You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your business to evaluate the costs and benefits of DPM and can help you in all facets of DPM integration. Progent can assist you to:
- Determine your recovery targets and establish a backup strategy to meet them
- Design an efficient multi-site network architecture to accommodate Data Protection Manager
- Configure Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM
- Configure Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
- Estimate and allocate hard disk space for protection
- Define tape circulation and management
- Configure Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your network firewall
- Optimize backup and restoration speed
Other DPM Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist you to design a robust network infrastructure that is affordable to install and easy to manage and that provides maximum system availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can assist you to create and test a business continuity strategy that is economically realistic for your business, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and minimizes downtime in the event a major IT breakdown.
Call or Email Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
In order to contact Progent about consulting assistance for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.