Microsoft DPM 2010 Support ServicesMicrosoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-recovery solution built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of both physical and virtual computers to local or off-site disks plus off-line recording to magnetic tape, and enables fast, simple-to-manage recovery of entire servers or single files. DPM's disk support delivers the performance and dependability required to preserve your critical business data without disrupting network operations, while DPM's mag tape support keeps long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies compliance with contractual or regulatory data retention mandates.

Most small companies still depend on outdated, tape-based backup and restore technology. In the event of a serious IT breakdown, this can result in substantial income loss due to extended system downtime and, possibly, lost information. Tape-only backup procedures are vulnerable because tape media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to back up their own production servers. Mag tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backup processes call for periodic server downtime, restoration points are commonly separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore procedure is time consuming and tedious.

Data Protection Manager gets around these shortcomings by supporting fast, dependable disk systems for short-term backup while relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The speed of disks allows continual non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts recovery time. For improved disk dependability, DPM supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and CSV, the option to recover individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Assist You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your business to evaluate the expenses and benefits of DPM and can assist you in all facets of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can help you:

  • Define your recovery targets and establish a backup policy to accomplish them
  • Design an efficient multi-site network architecture to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Configure Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
  • Configure Protection Groups
  • Estimate and reserve hard disk storage for protection
  • Plan tape rotation and administration
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your network firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration performance

Additional DPM-related Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist you to design a robust network architecture that is affordable to install and easy to maintain and that provides maximum system availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help your company to create and validate a disaster recovery plan that is financially realistic for your situation, provides security for your vital data, and reduces system downtime in the event a catastrophic IT breakdown.

Call or Email Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Expert
To get in touch with Progent about consulting help for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.