Microsoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-restore solution designed specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual systems to local or remote disks as well as off-line copying to tape, and permits rapid, easy recovery of whole computers or individual files. DPM's disk drive backup delivers the speed and dependability required to preserve your critical business data without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape drive compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses low and helps ensure adherence to contractual or regulatory retention mandates.
Many small businesses continue to rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In case of a serious IT breakdown, this can lead to significant income loss because of prolonged network downtime and, possibly, lost data. Tape-only protection procedures are vulnerable because tape media is subject to wear and tear and requires a tightly controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure rate when using tape to back up their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backups require scheduled server downtime, recovery points are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the restoration process is long and hard to manage.
Data Protection Manager resolves these shortcomings by using fast, dependable disks for online backup while relegating tape to long-term archiving. The high performance of hard disks allows continual non-disruptive backup, reduces restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk system reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clusters and non-stop arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore single files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Help You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the costs and benefits of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all facets of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can assist you to:
- Define your recovery targets and create a backup policy to meet them
- Design an efficient multi-site network architecture to support Data Protection Manager
- Configure Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
- Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
- Estimate and reserve hard disk storage for protection
- Define tape circulation and management
- Install Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration performance
Other DPM Consulting and Support Services Available from Progent
Progent’s Cisco CCIE network experts can assist your company to design a robust network architecture that is economical to deploy and simple to manage and that offers maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can assist your company to create and validate a business continuity plan that is economically sensible for your business, ensures security for your vital data, and reduces downtime in case of a major network breakdown.
Call or Email Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
If you wish to contact Progent about engineering support for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.