Microsoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-restore platform built specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to onsite or off-site disk drives as well as off-line recording to tape, and enables rapid, easy restoration of whole servers or individual files. DPM's disk drive support provides the speed and reliability required to preserve your vital business data without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape support keeps long-term archiving expenses low and helps ensure adherence to contractual or regulatory data retention mandates.
Most small businesses still rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery technology. In the event of a major IT breakdown, this can result in significant income loss because of extended network unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable data. Tape-only protection procedures are vulnerable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained physical environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when using tape to archive their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also inherently low performance. Consequently, backups require scheduled downtime, restoration snap shots are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the restore process is time consuming and tricky.
DPM gets around these problems by supporting high-performance, dependable hard disks for short-term backup and relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The high performance of hard disks allows continual transparent backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk reliability, DPM 2010 supports disk clusters and non-stop arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to restore individual files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced operation with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist You Integrate System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can assist you to assess the expenses and advantages of DPM and can help you in all phases of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can help you:
- Define your recovery goals and create a backup strategy to accomplish them
- Create a cost-effective multi-site network topology to accommodate Data Protection Manager
- Set up Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM
- Configure Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
- Calculate and reserve disk space for backup
- Define tape library circulation and administration
- Configure Protection Agents on systems on both sides of your network firewall
- Optimize backup and restoration performance
Other DPM-related Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist your company to create a resilient network architecture that is affordable to install and simple to maintain and that provides maximum system uptime 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, provides security for your vital data, and minimizes system downtime in the event a catastrophic network breakdown.
Contact Progent to Get Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about consulting expertise for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.