Microsoft has shipped System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-recovery solution built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,transparent backup of both physical and virtual computers to onsite or off-site hard disks as well as off-line backup to magnetic tape, and permits fast, simple-to-manage recovery of whole computers or individual files. DPM's disk backup provides the performance and dependability you need to preserve your critical business data without disrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape compatibility makes long-term archiving costs low and simplifies adherence to industry or regulatory data retention mandates.
Many small companies still rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore technology. In the event of a serious system failure, this can lead to significant income loss because of extended system downtime and, in the worst case, unrecoverable information. Tape-based protection solutions are unreliable because tape media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a whopping 17% failure incidence when utilizing mag tape to back up their in-house production servers. Mag tape is also slow. Consequently, backups call for scheduled server downtime, restoration snap shots are often spaced apart by days rather than minutes, and the recovery process is long and tedious.
Data Protection Manager resolves these shortcomings by supporting fast, reliable disks for online backup and restricting tape to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks allows ongoing transparent backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts restoration time. For improved disk reliability, DPM supports disk clusters and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to recover individual files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your business to assess the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager and can assist you in all phases of DPM integration. Progent can help you:
- Determine your recovery targets and establish a backup/restore policy to meet them
- Design a cost-effective multi-site network topology to support DPM
- Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to run with DPM 2010
- Configure Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
- Calculate and allocate disk space for backup
- Define tape library circulation and management
- Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your network firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration performance
Other DPM-related Support Available from Progent
Progent's Cisco CCIE network experts can assist your company to design a robust network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and easy to manage and that provides maximum uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help you to produce and validate a business continuity plan that is financially sensible for your situation, ensures security for your vital data, and minimizes downtime in case of a catastrophic IT failure.
Contact Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Specialist
In order to ask Progent about engineering support for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.