Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Backup and Restore ConsultingMicrosoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a powerful backup-and-recovery platform designed 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 systems to onsite or remote hard disks plus off-line recording to tape, and permits rapid, easy restoration of entire computers or single files. DPM's disk drive support delivers the performance and dependability required to protect your critical business data without interrupting network operations, while DPM's tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies compliance with contractual or regulatory retention mandates.

Many small companies continue to rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In case of a serious system failure, this can lead to substantial revenue loss because of prolonged network downtime and, possibly, lost information. Tape-only protection procedures are unreliable because the media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to archive their in-house production servers. Mag tape is also low performance. Because of this, backups require scheduled server downtime, restoration points are often spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the restoration process is time consuming and tricky.

Data Protection Manager gets around these shortcomings by using high-performance, dependable disks for short-term backup while relegating tape media to long-term storage. The speed of disks permits continual non-disruptive backup, reduces recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For enhanced disk reliability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the option to restore individual files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.

How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Help You Deploy DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your business to assess the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can help you in all phases of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can assist you to:

  • Determine your recovery goals and establish a backup/restore policy to accomplish them
  • Design an efficient multi-site network architecture to support System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Set up Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM
  • Set up Protection Groups and Storage Pools
  • Calculate and allocate disk space for backup
  • Define tape circulation and administration
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
  • Optimize backup and recovery speed

Additional DPM Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network engineers can assist you to create a robust network architecture that is economical to deploy and easy to maintain and that offers maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security specialists can help you to create and validate a disaster recovery plan that is financially sensible for your business, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and reduces system downtime in case of a catastrophic IT failure.

Contact Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to ask Progent about consulting expertise for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.