Microsoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-recovery platform designed specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,transparent backup of both physical and virtual systems to local or off-site disk drives as well as off-line copying to tape, and enables fast, simple-to-manage restoration of whole computers or single files. DPM's disk support provides the performance and dependability you need to protect your vital business data without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape drive compatibility keeps long-term archiving costs low and helps ensure compliance with industry or regulatory retention mandates.
Many small companies continue to depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore solutions. In the event of a serious IT breakdown, this can lead to significant income loss because of extended system unavailability and, possibly, lost data. Tape-only backup procedures are unreliable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when using tape to back up their own production servers. Mag tape is also low performance. Because of this, backup processes call for scheduled downtime, restoration snap shots are often spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the restore process is long and hard to manage.
Data Protection Manager 2010 solves these problems by supporting fast, reliable disk systems for short-term backup and restricting tape media to long-term storage. The high performance of disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk system reliability, DPM 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and non-stop arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Help You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can help your business to assess the costs and benefits of Data Protection Manager and can help you in all facets of DPM integration. Progent can help you:
- Determine your recovery goals and establish a backup strategy to accomplish them
- Design an efficient multi-site network topology to support Data Protection Manager
- Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
- Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
- Estimate and allocate hard disk storage for protection
- Define tape library rotation and management
- Install Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your network firewall
- Optimize backup and recovery speed
Other DPM-related Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to create a robust network architecture that is economical to install and easy to maintain and that offers maximum uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can help you to create and test a business continuity strategy that is financially sensible for your situation, provides security for your sensitive corporate information, and reduces system downtime in case of a major network failure.
Contact Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
In order to get in touch with Progent about engineering help for DPM 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.