Microsoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-restore platform designed specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual computers to local or remote hard disks plus off-line copying to magnetic tape, and enables fast, easy restoration of whole computers or individual files. DPM's disk drive backup provides the speed and dependability required to protect your vital business data without interrupting network operations, while DPM's tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses low and simplifies adherence to industry or legal retention requirements.
Most small businesses still depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore technology. In case of a serious system breakdown, this can result in significant revenue loss because of prolonged system downtime and, in the worst case, lost records. Tape-based backup solutions are unreliable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when using tape to archive their own production servers. Mag tape is also low performance. Because of this, backup processes call for periodic downtime, restoration snap shots are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the recovery procedure is long and tedious.
DPM gets around these shortcomings by using fast, dependable disks for online backup while restricting tape to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks allows ongoing transparent backup, reduces restoration point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk dependability, DPM 2010 supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the option to recover single files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Assist You Integrate System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the costs and advantages of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all facets of DPM integration. Progent can assist you to:
- Determine your protection targets and create a backup policy to accomplish them
- Design a cost-effective multi-site network architecture to accommodate DPM
- Configure Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
- Set up Protection Groups and Storage Pools
- Calculate and allocate hard disk space for backup
- Plan tape rotation and administration
- Install Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your network firewall
- Optimize backup and recovery performance
Additional DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to design a resilient network architecture that is affordable to install and simple to maintain and that offers maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help you to produce and validate a business continuity plan that is economically realistic for your business, ensures security for your vital data, and reduces system downtime in the event a catastrophic IT failure.
Contact Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
To get in touch with Progent about technical expertise for System Center DPM 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.