Microsoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-recovery solution designed specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual systems to local or remote disk drives plus off-line copying to magnetic tape, and permits fast, easy-to-manage restoration of entire servers or single files. DPM's disk drive support provides the performance and reliability you need to preserve your critical business data without disrupting network availability, while DPM's tape drive compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses affordable and simplifies adherence to industry or legal data retention mandates.
Many small businesses still rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In case of a major system breakdown, this exposes them to significant income loss due to extended system downtime and, possibly, lost records. Tape-based protection solutions are vulnerable because the media is subject to wear and tear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to back up their own production servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backup processes call for periodic server downtime, restoration points are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore procedure is time consuming and hard to manage.
DPM 2010 solves these shortcomings by supporting fast, reliable disk systems for short-term backup while relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The high performance of disks allows ongoing transparent backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers recovery time. For improved disk system reliability, DPM 2010 supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover individual files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help You Integrate System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your business to assess the costs and advantages of DPM 2010 and can assist you in all facets of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can help you:
- Define your recovery targets and create a backup/restore policy to accomplish them
- Design an efficient wide area network topology to support System Center Data Protection Manager
- Set up Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
- Configure Storage Pools
- Estimate and allocate hard disk storage for protection
- Define tape library circulation and administration
- Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your firewall
- Optimize backup and restoration speed
Other DPM Consulting and Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help you to design a robust network architecture that is affordable to deploy and simple to maintain and that provides maximum system uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can help you to produce and validate a disaster recovery plan that is economically sensible for your situation, ensures security for your sensitive data, and minimizes downtime in the event a major IT failure.
Call or Email Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Specialist
To contact Progent about engineering assistance for Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.