Microsoft System Center DPM 2010 Support ServicesMicrosoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-recovery solution built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual systems to onsite or off-site disks plus off-line recording to tape, and enables fast, easy-to-manage recovery of entire computers or individual files. DPM's disk backup delivers the speed and dependability required to protect your critical business data without interrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's mag tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving costs low and simplifies compliance with industry or legal retention requirements.

Many small companies still depend on outdated, tape-based backup and restore solutions. In case of a serious system breakdown, this exposes them to substantial income loss because of prolonged network unavailability and, possibly, lost data. Tape-only protection procedures are unreliable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to back up their own operational servers. Tape is also low performance. Consequently, backup processes require scheduled downtime, restoration snap shots are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the restoration procedure is long and hard to manage.

DPM solves these shortcomings by supporting fast, reliable disks for online backup while restricting tape to long-term storage. The speed of disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, reduces restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For improved disk reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports high availability disk clustering and non-stop storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and CSV, the ability to recover single files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Help You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can assist you to assess the costs and benefits of DPM 2010 and can assist you in all phases of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can assist you to:

  • Define your recovery goals and establish a backup/restore strategy to meet them
  • Design a cost-effective multi-site network architecture to accommodate DPM
  • Configure Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
  • Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
  • Estimate and reserve hard disk storage for protection
  • Define tape library rotation and management
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
  • Optimize backup and recovery performance

Other DPM Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist you to design a resilient network architecture that is affordable to deploy and easy to manage and that offers maximum uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can help you to create and test a business continuity strategy that is financially sensible for your business, provides security for your vital corporate information, and minimizes downtime in the event a major network breakdown.

Contact Progent for Help from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
To ask Progent about consulting expertise for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.