Microsoft has released Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-recovery platform designed specifically for protecting Windows servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote hard disks plus off-line backup to tape, and enables fast, simple-to-manage restoration of entire servers or individual files. DPM's hard disk support delivers the speed and dependability you need to preserve your vital business data without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape support makes long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure adherence to industry or regulatory retention requirements.
Most small companies still rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In the event of a serious system breakdown, this exposes them to significant revenue loss because of prolonged network downtime and, in the worst case, lost information. Tape-based protection solutions are unreliable because tape media is subject to wear and tear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to back up their own production servers. Tape is also slow. Consequently, backup processes require scheduled server downtime, recovery snap shots are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is time consuming and hard to manage.
Data Protection Manager solves these problems by using high-performance, reliable hard disks for short-term backup and relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The high performance of hard disks allows ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers recovery time. For improved disk dependability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clusters and non-stop storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the ability to recover single files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.
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 expenses and advantages of DPM 2010 and can help you in all phases of DPM deployment. Progent can assist you to:
- Determine your protection goals and establish a backup policy to accomplish them
- Create an efficient wide area network topology to accommodate Data Protection Manager
- Configure Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
- Set up Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
- Estimate and reserve disk space for protection
- Define tape library rotation and administration
- Install Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
- Optimize backup and recovery performance
Other DPM Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist you to create a resilient network architecture that is affordable to install and easy to manage and that provides maximum availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can help you to produce and test a disaster recovery strategy that is economically sensible for your business, provides security for your sensitive data, and minimizes system downtime in case of a major IT breakdown.
Call or Email Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
In order to contact Progent about consulting expertise for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.