Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 ConsultingMicrosoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-restore platform built by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to onsite or off-site hard disks as well as off-line copying to tape, and enables fast, simple-to-manage recovery of entire servers or single files. DPM's disk support provides the performance and reliability required to protect your critical business information without interrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's tape drive compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses low and helps ensure adherence to contractual or legal retention mandates.

Many small companies still rely on obsolete, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In case of a serious system failure, this can lead to substantial revenue loss because of extended network unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable data. Tape-only backup procedures are vulnerable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to archive their own production servers. Mag tape is also low performance. Consequently, backup processes call for periodic server downtime, recovery snap shots are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore procedure is long and tricky.

DPM gets around these shortcomings by supporting high-performance, dependable disk systems for online backup while restricting tape to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks allows ongoing transparent backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts restoration time. For improved disk dependability, DPM supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and CSV, the option to restore single files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can assist your business to evaluate the costs and benefits of DPM and can help you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can assist you to:

  • Determine your protection targets and create a backup strategy to accomplish them
  • Design a cost-effective multi-site network topology to support Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
  • Set up Protection Groups
  • Calculate and reserve disk storage for backup
  • Define tape library rotation and administration
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery performance

Other DPM Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can assist you to create a resilient network architecture that is affordable to install and simple to maintain and that provides maximum system availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can assist your company to produce and test a business continuity strategy that is financially sensible for your situation, provides security for your sensitive corporate information, and minimizes system downtime in the event a major network breakdown.

Call or Email Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Specialist
To get in touch with Progent about consulting expertise for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.