Microsoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-restore solution built specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote disk drives as well as off-line recording to magnetic tape, and permits rapid, easy-to-manage recovery of whole servers or single files. Data Protection Manager's disk backup provides the speed and reliability required to protect your critical business information without interrupting network availability, while DPM's mag tape support makes long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure adherence to contractual or regulatory retention requirements.
Most small companies still depend on outdated, tape-centric backup and restore technology. In the event of a serious IT breakdown, this exposes them to substantial income loss due to prolonged system unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable data. Tape-based protection procedures are unreliable because tape media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure incidence when utilizing tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backups call for scheduled server downtime, restoration snap shots are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tedious.
Data Protection Manager resolves these shortcomings by using fast, reliable hard disks for short-term backup while restricting tape to long-term archiving. The speed of disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For improved disk dependability, DPM supports high availability disk clustering and non-stop arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to restore individual files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Help You Deploy DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the expenses and advantages of DPM and can help you in all facets of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can help you:
- Define your protection targets and create a backup policy to meet them
- Design a cost-effective multi-site network architecture to accommodate Data Protection Manager
- Configure Microsoft Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to run with DPM 2010
- Set up Protection Groups
- Estimate and allocate disk space for backup
- Plan tape library circulation and administration
- Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
- Optimize backup and restoration speed
Other DPM-related Support Offered by Progent
Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist your company to create a resilient network infrastructure that is economical to install and simple to maintain and that offers maximum availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can assist your company to create and test a business continuity plan that is financially sensible for your situation, ensures security for your sensitive corporate information, and reduces downtime in the event a catastrophic network failure.
Contact Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
If you wish to contact Progent about consulting help for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.