Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-recovery platform designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote disk drives as well as off-line backup to tape, and enables fast, simple-to-manage restoration of entire servers or individual files. DPM's disk support delivers the speed and dependability you need to preserve your critical business information without disrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's tape support keeps long-term archiving costs low and helps ensure adherence to industry or legal retention mandates.

Most small companies still depend on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In the event of a serious IT failure, this can result in significant revenue loss because of extended system downtime and, in the worst case, unrecoverable information. Tape-only protection procedures are unreliable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure rate when using mag tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backup processes call for scheduled server downtime, restoration points are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is long and tricky.

Data Protection Manager 2010 solves these shortcomings by using high-performance, dependable disks for online backup and relegating tape to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks permits continual transparent backup, reduces restoration point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers recovery time. For improved disk dependability, DPM supports high availability disk clusters and non-stop arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and CSV, the ability to restore single files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange Server 2010, improved operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can help your business to evaluate the costs and benefits of DPM and can help you in all phases of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can help you:

  • Determine your protection targets and create a backup strategy to accomplish them
  • Design a cost-effective multi-site network topology to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Microsoft Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM
  • Set up Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
  • Estimate and allocate hard disk space for backup
  • Plan tape circulation and management
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery performance

Other DPM-related Consulting and Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to create a resilient network architecture that is economical to install and simple to maintain and that offers maximum system uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can assist your company to create and test a business continuity strategy that is economically realistic for your situation, ensures security for your vital data, and reduces system downtime in case of a catastrophic network failure.

Call or Email Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about consulting help for Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.