Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-restore platform designed specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual computers to onsite or off-site disks as well as off-line backup to tape, and enables fast, easy-to-manage restoration of entire computers or single files. DPM's disk drive support provides the performance and dependability required to preserve your critical business information without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape drive compatibility makes long-term archiving costs low and helps ensure compliance with contractual or regulatory data retention mandates.

Many small companies still rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and recovery solutions. In case of a serious IT breakdown, this can result in significant income loss because of extended network downtime and, in the worst case, lost records. Tape-only backup solutions are vulnerable because the media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a carefully maintained physical environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when utilizing tape to back up their own production servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Consequently, backup processes call for periodic server downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the restore procedure is long and hard to manage.

DPM resolves these shortcomings by supporting fast, reliable hard disks for online backup while relegating tape media to long-term storage. The speed of disks permits ongoing transparent backup, reduces restoration point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For enhanced disk dependability, DPM supports high availability disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to restore individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Help You Integrate DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the costs and advantages of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all facets of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can help you:

  • Define your recovery targets and create a backup/restore strategy to accomplish them
  • Create an efficient wide area network topology to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Microsoft Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
  • Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
  • Estimate and allocate disk space for backup
  • Plan tape library rotation and administration
  • Configure Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your network firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration performance

Other DPM Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist you to design a robust network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and easy to maintain and that provides maximum system availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help your company to create and test a disaster recovery plan that is financially realistic for your situation, provides security for your sensitive corporate information, and reduces system downtime in case of a catastrophic IT failure.

Contact Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Specialist
In order to contact Progent about technical support for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.