Microsoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-restore solution built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,non-disruptive backup of both physical and virtual systems to onsite or remote disks as well as off-line backup to tape, and permits fast, simple-to-manage recovery of whole servers or individual files. DPM's hard disk backup delivers the performance and reliability you need to preserve your critical business information without interrupting network availability, while DPM's mag tape support keeps long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure compliance with industry or legal retention requirements.
Most small businesses continue to depend on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery solutions. In the event of a serious system breakdown, this exposes them to substantial income loss due to prolonged network unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable information. Tape-based backup procedures are unreliable because the media is subject to wear and tear and requires a tightly controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when using tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also low performance. Because of this, backups require scheduled downtime, recovery snap shots are commonly separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore procedure is time consuming and tedious.
Data Protection Manager gets around these problems by using high-performance, reliable hard disks for short-term backup and restricting tape to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks permits ongoing non-disruptive backup, shrinks restoration point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers recovery time. For enhanced disk reliability, DPM 2010 supports high availability disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft Consultants Can Help You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your business to evaluate the costs and benefits of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all phases of DPM deployment. Progent can help you:
- Define your recovery goals and create a backup policy to accomplish them
- Design a cost-effective multi-site network topology to accommodate Data Protection Manager
- Configure Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to run with DPM
- Configure Storage Pools
- Calculate and reserve disk space for protection
- Define tape circulation and administration
- Install DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your network firewall
- Optimize backup and restoration speed
Other DPM-related Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help your company to design a resilient network architecture that is economical to deploy and easy to maintain and that provides maximum uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can assist your company to create 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 catastrophic IT breakdown.
Contact Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to contact Progent about consulting support for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.