Microsoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-recovery solution built specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of both physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote disk drives plus off-line recording to tape, and enables rapid, easy recovery of entire computers or individual files. DPM's disk support delivers the performance and dependability you need to protect your critical business data without disrupting network availability, while DPM's tape drive compatibility keeps long-term archiving costs low and simplifies adherence to contractual or regulatory retention mandates.
Many small companies still rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In case of a major system breakdown, this can result in substantial revenue loss because of prolonged system unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable records. Tape-based protection solutions are unreliable because the media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to back up their in-house production servers. Mag tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backups require periodic server downtime, recovery points are often spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tricky.
DPM resolves these problems by using high-performance, reliable hard disks for online backup while relegating tape to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks allows ongoing transparent backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For enhanced disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clusters and non-stop arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and CSV, the ability to recover individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Help You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can help your business to evaluate the expenses and advantages of DPM and can assist you in all facets of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can help you:
- Define your protection goals and establish a backup policy to meet them
- Create an efficient wide area network architecture to support DPM
- Set up Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM
- Set up Storage Pools
- Calculate and reserve disk space for backup
- Define tape library circulation and management
- Install Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your network firewall
- Optimize backup and restoration performance
Additional DPM Consulting and Support Services Available from Progent
Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help you to design a robust network architecture that is economical to deploy and simple to manage and that provides maximum uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help your company to produce and test a business continuity strategy that is financially realistic for your business, ensures security for your vital data, and reduces downtime in the event a major network failure.
Contact Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about consulting help for Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.