Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 Support ServicesMicrosoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-recovery solution designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual systems to local or off-site hard disks plus off-line backup to tape, and enables fast, easy restoration of whole computers or individual files. DPM's hard disk support delivers the speed and reliability required to protect your vital business data without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape compatibility makes long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure adherence to industry or legal data retention requirements.

Many small businesses still rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In the event of a major system failure, this exposes them to substantial revenue loss due to prolonged system unavailability and, possibly, lost information. Tape-based protection solutions are vulnerable because the media is subject to wear and tear and requires a tightly maintained physical environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when utilizing tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Tape is also slow. Consequently, backups require scheduled server downtime, recovery snap shots are often spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is time consuming and tedious.

DPM 2010 solves these problems by supporting high-performance, dependable disk systems for short-term backup and restricting tape media to long-term archiving. The speed of disks allows ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts recovery time. For improved disk dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and fault-tolerant arrays. Innovations with 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, improved integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration process.

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

  • Determine your recovery targets and create a backup policy to accomplish them
  • Create a cost-effective wide area network architecture to accommodate Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to run with DPM
  • Set up Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and allocate hard disk space for backup
  • Define tape library rotation and management
  • Configure DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your network firewall
  • Maximize backup and restoration performance

Additional DPM Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can assist your company to create a resilient network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and simple to manage and that provides maximum system uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can assist your company to create and test a business continuity strategy that is economically sensible for your business, ensures security for your vital data, and minimizes downtime in the event a catastrophic IT breakdown.

Call or Email Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Expert
To ask Progent about consulting assistance for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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