Microsoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-restore platform designed specifically for supporting Windows servers and workstations. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual systems to local or remote hard disks plus off-line copying to tape, and enables fast, simple-to-manage recovery of whole servers or single files. DPM's disk drive backup provides the speed and dependability you need to protect your vital business data without disrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape support makes long-term archiving expenses low and helps ensure adherence to industry or regulatory retention requirements.
Most small businesses still depend on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore technology. In case of a serious system failure, this can lead to substantial income loss due to prolonged network unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable information. Tape-based backup procedures are unreliable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained physical environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure rate when utilizing tape to back up their own operational servers. Tape is also low performance. Consequently, backup processes call for periodic downtime, recovery snap shots are commonly spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is long and hard to manage.
Data Protection Manager resolves these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, reliable disk systems for online backup and relegating tape media to long-term storage. The speed of hard disks permits continual transparent backup, reduces restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk reliability, DPM supports disk clustering and non-stop storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to restore single files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Help You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can help your business to evaluate the expenses and benefits of DPM 2010 and can help you in all facets of DPM integration. Progent can assist you to:
- Determine your recovery targets and create a backup strategy to meet them
- Create a cost-effective wide area network topology to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
- Configure Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM
- Configure Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
- Estimate and reserve hard disk space for protection
- Plan tape library rotation and management
- Install Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your network firewall
- Optimize backup and restoration performance
Other DPM Consulting and Support Services Available from Progent
Progent’s Cisco CCIE network experts can assist your company to create a resilient network infrastructure that is affordable to install and easy to maintain and that offers maximum uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help you to create and validate a disaster recovery strategy that is financially realistic for your situation, provides security for your sensitive data, and minimizes system downtime in the event a major IT breakdown.
Call or Email Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
In order to ask Progent about engineering expertise for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.