Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-recovery solution built specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,transparent backup of physical and virtual systems to local or remote disks plus off-line copying to tape, and enables rapid, easy-to-manage recovery of whole servers or single files. DPM's disk support delivers the performance and reliability required to protect your vital business information without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses affordable and simplifies adherence to contractual or regulatory data retention mandates.

Many small companies continue to rely on outdated, tape-based backup and restore technology. In case of a major system breakdown, this can result in substantial revenue loss due to extended network downtime and, in the worst case, lost records. Tape-based protection procedures are unreliable because the media is subject to wear and tear and requires a tightly controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Tape is also low performance. Consequently, backup processes require scheduled downtime, restoration snap shots are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is long and hard to manage.

Data Protection Manager solves these problems by using high-performance, reliable hard disks for short-term backup while relegating tape to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks allows ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For improved disk dependability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the ability to recover single files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist You Integrate System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your business to evaluate the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all phases of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can assist you to:

  • Define your protection goals and establish a backup/restore policy to accomplish them
  • Create a cost-effective multi-site network topology to support Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Microsoft Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
  • Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and reserve hard disk space for protection
  • Plan tape circulation and administration
  • Configure Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your network firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery speed

Additional DPM Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can assist your company to design a robust network infrastructure that is affordable to install and simple to manage and that offers maximum system availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help your company to create and test a disaster recovery strategy that is financially realistic for your situation, provides security for your sensitive data, and minimizes system downtime in the event a catastrophic network breakdown.

Contact Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to ask Progent about consulting expertise for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.