Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-recovery platform designed specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote disks as well as off-line copying to magnetic tape, and enables fast, easy-to-manage recovery of entire servers or individual files. DPM's hard disk support provides the speed and dependability required to preserve your vital business information without interrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's tape drive compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure compliance with industry or legal retention mandates.

Most small companies continue to depend on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore technology. In case of a serious IT failure, this can result in significant revenue loss due to prolonged network unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable records. Tape-only protection solutions are unreliable because tape media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when using tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backups require periodic server downtime, recovery snap shots are often spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the recovery process is time consuming and hard to manage.

DPM 2010 solves these shortcomings by using fast, reliable hard disks for short-term backup while restricting tape media to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For improved disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager supports high availability disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to recover single files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Help You Integrate DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can help your business to assess the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can assist you to:

  • Determine your recovery goals and establish a backup policy to meet them
  • Create an efficient multi-site network architecture to accommodate DPM
  • Set up Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
  • Configure Protection Groups
  • Calculate and allocate hard disk space for protection
  • Plan tape rotation and management
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration performance

Additional DPM-related Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist your company to create a robust network architecture that is affordable to deploy and easy to maintain and that provides maximum system availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help your company to produce and validate a disaster recovery plan that is financially realistic for your situation, provides security for your sensitive data, and reduces system downtime in case of a major IT breakdown.

Call or Email Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
To get in touch with Progent about consulting assistance for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.