Microsoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-restore solution designed specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote hard disks as well as off-line backup to magnetic tape, and permits rapid, easy-to-manage restoration of whole computers or single files. Data Protection Manager's disk drive backup delivers the speed and reliability you need to preserve your critical business information without interrupting network operations, while DPM's mag tape support makes long-term archiving costs low and simplifies compliance with industry or legal data retention mandates.
Most small businesses still depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and recovery solutions. In case of a major IT breakdown, this can lead to significant revenue loss due to extended system downtime and, in the worst case, lost records. Tape-only backup solutions are vulnerable because tape media is subject to wear and tear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to back up their in-house production servers. Tape is also low performance. Consequently, backups call for periodic server downtime, restoration points are often spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restoration process is long and tedious.
DPM 2010 solves these shortcomings by using high-performance, reliable disk systems for online backup and restricting tape to long-term storage. The high performance of disks permits continual transparent backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers recovery time. For enhanced disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager supports high availability disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to recover single files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, improved operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Help You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist your business to evaluate the expenses and advantages of DPM 2010 and can help you in all facets of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can assist you to:
- Define your recovery goals and create a backup/restore strategy to meet them
- Design an efficient multi-site network architecture to accommodate DPM
- Set up Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
- Configure Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
- Calculate and allocate disk space for backup
- Define tape library rotation and management
- Install Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your network firewall
- Maximize backup and recovery performance
Other DPM Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progent's Cisco CCIE network engineers can help you to create a robust network architecture that is affordable to install and simple to maintain and that provides maximum uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can assist you to create and validate a disaster recovery strategy that is financially sensible for your business, ensures security for your sensitive data, and minimizes system downtime in case of a major IT breakdown.
Contact Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
To ask Progent about technical help for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.