Microsoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-recovery platform designed specifically for protecting Windows servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows on-going,transparent backup of both physical and virtual systems to onsite or remote hard disks as well as off-line recording to magnetic tape, and permits rapid, easy-to-manage restoration of whole computers or single files. DPM's disk backup delivers the speed and reliability you need to preserve your critical business information without disrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's tape support keeps long-term archiving expenses 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Many small companies still depend on outdated, tape-based backup and restore solutions.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 major system breakdown, this exposes them to substantial income loss because of prolonged network downtime and, in the worst case, unrecoverable data. Tape-only protection procedures are unreliable because the media is subject to wear and tear and requires a tightly controlled physical environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure rate when using mag tape to archive their own production servers. Mag tape is also inherently slow. Consequently, backups call for periodic downtime, recovery snap shots are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the recovery procedure is time consuming and tedious.
Data Protection Manager gets around these problems by supporting fast, reliable disks for online backup while restricting tape to long-term storage. The high performance of disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For improved disk system reliability, DPM supports disk clustering and non-stop arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore single files, database availability group (DAG) support for Exchange Server 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can help you to evaluate the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all phases of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can help you:
- Determine your protection targets and create a backup strategy to meet them
- Create an efficient multi-site network architecture to accommodate DPM
- Set up Microsoft Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to run with DPM 2010
- Configure Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
- Calculate and reserve disk space for protection
- Plan tape library rotation and management
- Configure DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
- Maximize backup and recovery performance
Additional DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can assist you to create a resilient network architecture that is economical to install and easy to manage and that offers maximum system availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can assist you to create and test a business continuity plan that is economically realistic for your business, ensures security for your vital data, and reduces downtime in the event a major network failure.
Contact Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to get in touch with Progent about engineering support for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.