Microsoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced 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 computers to local or off-site hard disks plus off-line backup to magnetic tape, and enables rapid, easy restoration of whole servers or single files. Data Protection Manager's hard disk backup delivers the speed and reliability required to protect your vital business information without interrupting network operations, while DPM's tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies adherence to industry or regulatory data retention mandates.
Many small businesses still depend on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery solutions. In the event of a major system failure, this exposes them to significant revenue loss due to extended system downtime and, possibly, unrecoverable information. Tape-based backup solutions are vulnerable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when utilizing tape to back up their own production servers. Mag tape is also slow. Because of this, backups require scheduled downtime, recovery points are often spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the restore procedure is long and hard to manage.
DPM gets around these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, reliable hard disks for online backup while relegating tape to long-term storage. The high performance of disks permits ongoing transparent backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk reliability, Data Protection Manager supports high availability disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to recover single files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the expenses and benefits of DPM and can assist you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can help you:
- Determine your recovery targets and establish a backup/restore policy to accomplish them
- Create a cost-effective wide area network topology to support DPM
- Set up Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
- Configure Protection Groups
- Calculate and reserve hard disk storage for protection
- Define tape rotation and administration
- Install DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
- Maximize backup and recovery performance
Additional DPM Support Offered by Progent
Progent’s Cisco CCIE network engineers can help you to design a resilient network infrastructure that is affordable to install and simple to manage and that provides maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help your company to produce and test a disaster recovery strategy that is financially sensible for your situation, provides security for your vital corporate information, and reduces downtime in case of a major IT failure.
Call or Email Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to get in touch with Progent about consulting help for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.