Microsoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-restore platform built specifically for supporting Windows servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual systems to local or off-site disk drives plus off-line recording to magnetic tape, and permits fast, easy-to-manage restoration of entire servers or single files. DPM's hard disk support provides the speed and dependability required to protect your vital business data without disrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses affordable and simplifies compliance with contractual or regulatory data retention requirements.
Many small companies still depend on obsolete, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In case of a major system failure, this can result in substantial income loss because of prolonged system unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable information. Tape-based protection solutions are unreliable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to back up their in-house operational servers. Tape is also low performance. Consequently, backups require periodic downtime, restoration snap shots are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the recovery process is long and tricky.
Data Protection Manager resolves these problems by using fast, reliable disks for short-term backup while restricting tape media to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For improved disk system dependability, DPM supports high availability disk clusters and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and CSV, the ability to restore individual files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Assist You Integrate System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can assist your business to assess the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager and can help you in all facets of DPM integration. Progent can help you:
- Determine your protection goals and create a backup policy to meet them
- Create a cost-effective wide area network topology to support DPM
- Configure Microsoft Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to run with DPM
- Configure Protection Groups
- Estimate and allocate hard disk space for backup
- Plan tape rotation and management
- Install DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your network firewall
- Optimize backup and restoration speed
Additional DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progent's Cisco CCIE network experts can assist your company to design a resilient network infrastructure that is economical to install and simple to manage and that provides maximum availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can assist your company to create and validate a business continuity strategy that is economically sensible for your situation, ensures security for your sensitive data, and minimizes downtime in the event a major IT breakdown.
Call or Email Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to ask Progent about engineering assistance for DPM 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.