Microsoft DPM 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-recovery solution built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,transparent backup of both physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote disk drives plus off-line backup to magnetic tape, and permits rapid, easy-to-manage restoration of entire computers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's disk backup provides the speed and reliability required to protect your vital business information without disrupting network availability, while DPM's tape drive support makes long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies compliance with industry or legal data retention mandates.

Most small companies continue to rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In case of a major IT failure, this can result in substantial revenue loss because of extended network downtime and, possibly, unrecoverable records. Tape-only backup solutions are unreliable because tape media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a tightly controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when utilizing tape to archive their own operational servers. Tape is also inherently low performance. Consequently, backup processes call for scheduled downtime, restoration snap shots are often spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restoration procedure is time consuming and hard to manage.

DPM resolves these problems by supporting fast, reliable hard disks for online backup while relegating tape media to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks allows continual transparent backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers recovery time. For enhanced disk system dependability, DPM 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and non-stop arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to recover single files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Help You Deploy DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist you to assess the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all facets of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can assist you to:

  • Determine your protection targets and establish a backup/restore strategy to meet them
  • Design an efficient multi-site network topology to accommodate DPM
  • Configure Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
  • Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
  • Calculate and reserve disk storage for protection
  • Plan tape circulation and administration
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery performance

Other DPM Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can help your company to create a resilient network infrastructure that is affordable to install and easy to manage and that offers maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can help you to produce and test a disaster recovery plan that is financially realistic for your business, ensures security for your vital data, and minimizes system downtime in the event a catastrophic IT breakdown.

Contact Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
To contact Progent about engineering expertise for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.