Microsoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-restore platform designed specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,non-disruptive backup of physical and virtual computers to local or off-site disk drives plus off-line recording to tape, and enables rapid, easy-to-manage restoration of entire servers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's disk drive backup delivers the speed and dependability you need to preserve your critical business data without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape drive compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses low and helps ensure adherence to industry or regulatory data retention mandates.
Most small businesses continue to depend on outdated, tape-based backup and restore technology. In case of a serious system failure, this can lead to substantial revenue loss due to extended system unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable data. Tape-based protection procedures are unreliable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to archive their own production servers. Mag tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backup processes require periodic server downtime, restoration snap shots are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the restoration procedure is long and tricky.
Data Protection Manager resolves these shortcomings by supporting fast, reliable disk systems for short-term backup and restricting tape to long-term storage. The high performance of disks permits continual transparent backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For enhanced disk dependability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clusters and non-stop arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to restore individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Assist You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the costs and benefits of DPM 2010 and can assist you in all phases of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can assist you to:
- Determine your recovery targets and create a backup policy to meet them
- Design an efficient wide area network topology to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
- Set up Microsoft Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
- Configure Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
- Estimate and allocate disk storage for backup
- Define tape rotation and management
- Install DPM Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your firewall
- Optimize backup and recovery performance
Additional DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can assist you to create a robust network architecture that is economical to install and simple to maintain and that provides maximum system uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can assist you to produce and validate a business continuity plan that is economically realistic for your business, provides security for your vital data, and minimizes system downtime in the event a major IT breakdown.
Call or Email Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
To get in touch with Progent about engineering help for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.